Sri Lanka's currency unit is the rupee (Rs): one rupee is equal to 100 cents. You'll come across banknotes in denominations of Rs. 5,000 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20. Coins in circulation are in denominations of Rs 10, 5, 2 and 1.
Currency exchange counters at Colombo's International Airport and large banks in Colombo city will exchange travellers' cheques and major foreign currencies for Sri Lankan rupees. In Negombo, you'll be able to use most credit cards at hotels, restaurants and shops that cater to tourists. At the Bank of Ceylon and at ATMs in Colombo you can also withdraw cash using a credit card.
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