Send Money to Sri Lanka

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How to Send Money to Sri Lanka

  1. 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.

  2. Create a free online account with OFX, or login to get a live quote for your money transfer.

  3. Enter your details and those of your recipient.

  4. 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 New Zealand?

Unfortunately, we cannot send rupees from Sri Lanka to New Zealand. 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

  • Seylan Bank

  • People’s Bank

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