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Rupee (LKR) is the currency in Sri Lanka

Facts about Rupee

  • Country:
    Sri Lanka
  • Currency:
    Rupee
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    LKR
  • Short for the currency:
    Rs
  • Currency subunits:
    100 cents

The Sri Lankan rupee was introduced in 1870 replacing the British pound. It is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and comes in 6 coins and 6 banknotes.

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Sri Lanka used to be called Ceylon before 1972. The country is located in south Asia and has a population of 20 million.

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