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Sri Lankan rupee

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The native currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee which makes 100 cents. Country money is manufactured by Central bank of Sri Lanka which has been created in 1949 Till 1985 this bank was called as Central bank of Ceylon. After Ceylon has been occupied by Great Britain in 1796, as official currency of Ceylon Indian rupees have been accepted. Since 1872 the British colonial authorities have entered the Ceylon rupees into the circulation, and since 1884 issue was spent under the direction of the governor of Ceylon. Since 1950 on territory of the country own Ceylon notes and coins have started to be manufactured.

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In territory of Sri Lanka notes of denomination of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 rupees have circulation.

Paper moneys are produced of 100 %-s' cottonous papers, an exception is the anniversary denomination in nominal value of 200 rupees which has a polymeric basis.

Notes of the general lankijsko-British production which are produced by the British company are manufactured also. As to co-production coins the Royal mint in London attends to their issue.

On February, 4th, 2011 the Central bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has released a new series of notes on the subject of Development, Prosperity and Dancers of Sri Lanka". These are notes of already 11th series which are manufactured by Central bank. A new series consists of six nominal values - 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50 and 20 rupees. The note of the highest nominal value - 5000 rupees, is manufactured for the first time in history Central bank of Sri Lanka and entered for simplification and expansion of operations which have occurred to national economy growth.

Exchange of money is better to carry out at the airport of Colombo. Thus it is necessary to save the check which has been issued at an exchange. Then at departure from the country it is possible to carry out an exchange of the remained money in bank of the airport at the rate of buying.

Face side of 100 rupees of Sri Lanka
the Back of 100 rupees of Sri Lanka

To look, as ancient, ancient money which were in circulation on Ceylon looked, it is possible in a museum which is in Central bank of Sri Lanka in forte Colombo. In the same place it is possible to see samples of modern currency of Sri Lanka.

Face side of 5000 rupees of Sri Lanka
the Back of 5000 rupees of Sri Lanka

It is updated 04.2012


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