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Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

The Sri Lankan Rupee is the primary currency of Sri Lanka. This currency is used by an estimated 21,670,000 people. Based on our estimate, Sri Lankan Rupee is the #50 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Sri Lankan Rupee is "LKR". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 144. The currency symbol for the Rupee is "₨".

Sri Lankan Rupee conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

LKR Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Sri Lankan Rupee is Sri Lanka.

There are approximately 21,670,000 people around the world who use the Sri Lankan Rupee. The Sri Lankan Rupee is the #50 most used widely currency is the world.

21,670,000 user population
Ranked #50 in the world

LKR Exchange Rates

1 Sri Lankan Rupee equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ₨114.27


Inverse: ₨205.86
British Pound


Inverse: ₨233.77
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ₨2.49
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ₨1.76
US Dollar


Inverse: ₨190.52

† Rates last updated at 40 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

LKR Currency Facts

LKR Details

ISO 4217 CodeLKR
ISO 4217 Number144
Unit NameRupee
Currency NicknamesN.a.

LKR Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes₨10, ₨20, ₨50, ₨100, ₨500, ₨1000, ₨2000, ₨5000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsN.a.
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

LKR Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Sri Lanka
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population21,670,000 people
Population Rank#50
LKR Inflation Rate2.14%
Inflation Rank#72

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 LKR Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Sri Lankan Rupee may also be closed on these dates.

Duruthu Poya January 10, 2020 Closed
Tamil Thai Pongal January 15, 2020 Closed
National Day February 4, 2020 Closed
Navam Poya February 8, 2020 Closed
Mahasivarathri February 21, 2020 Closed
Medin Poya March 9, 2020 Closed
Bak Poya April 7, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Tamil New Year's Eve April 12, 2020 Closed
Tamil New Year April 13, 2020 Closed
May Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Vesak Poya Day May 7, 2020 Closed
Vesak Poya Day May 8, 2020 Closed
Id-Ul-Fitr May 25, 2020 Closed
Poson Poya June 5, 2020 Closed
Esala Poya July 4, 2020 Closed
Id-ul-Allah August 1, 2020 Closed
Nikini Poya August 3, 2020 Closed
Binara Poya September 1, 2020 Closed
Adhi Vap Poya October 1, 2020 Closed
Eid-ul-Milad October 30, 2020 Closed
Vap Poya October 30, 2020 Closed
Diwali November 14, 2020 Closed
Il Poya November 29, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Unduvap Poya December 29, 2020 Closed