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*This amount is calculated using our Customer Rate compared to the banks as at today’s date and are subject to change.
OFX fees not included in the conversion amounts shown above.
*Occasionally, third-party banks may deduct a fee from your transfer before paying your recipient. This fee may vary and OFX receives no portion of it.
CCY Worldwide Delivery Times
Some destinations for this currency include:
*Delivery times are indicative and measured in business days from the time your funds are received by OFX.
How to Send Money to Sri Lanka
Gather the relevant banking information including the name on the recipient’s bank account, the account number, the SLIPS code, the SWIFT code, and the bank’s name and branch.
Create a free online account with OFX, or login to get a live quote for your money transfer.
Enter your details and those of your recipient.
Choose ‘finalise transaction’ to process your payment.
It’s easy and affordable to send money to Sri Lanka using OFX. Even if you’re not ready to transfer funds today, you can sign up now, so your account is active and ready when a great exchange rate comes up.
What currency is used in Colombo, Sri Lanka?The primary currency in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan rupee (LKR). Rupee is the much preferred currency, but you may occasionally be able to pay for some items in hotels in foreign currencies such as US or Aussie dollars. Be aware that hotel exchange rates are often poor. You will need rupees in all rural areas and when dealing with local shop owners. Many forums suggest converting money once you get to Colombo to get a better exchange rate than you will from vendors in your home country.
Sri Lanka Money Transfers – FAQs
Is there any limit on how much money I can send to Sri Lanka?
No. OFX can transfer any amount over $250.
Can I send money from a Sri Lankan bank account to Australia?
Unfortunately, we cannot send rupees from Sri Lanka to Australia. However, if your Sri Lankan account is in another currency such as USD or AUD, we can help.
Does OFX transfer money to all Sri Lankan banks?
OFX can transfer funds to most banks in Sri Lanka, including, but not limited to:
Bank of Ceylon
National Savings Bank
Sampath Bank PLC