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Is now a good time to buy Sri Lankan rupees? This chart shows the best Sri Lankan rupee rates recorded each day from 31 July to yesterday so you can see the trend over the past 60 days.
More detailed historical data is available on our pound to Sri Lankan rupee exchange rate history page.
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The best Sri Lankan rupee rates are offered online by companies that specialise in travel money and foreign exchange. Online travel money specialists have lower overheads than most high street shops and traditional bureau de change which means they have greater flexibility in their pricing and can usually offer the best rates on the market.
If you absolutely must buy your Sri Lankan rupees in person it's still worth seeing if you can order online first on the supplier's website because you'll often get a better rate buy pre-ordering in advance before you collect your order.
On the high street, supermarkets tend to offer better Sri Lankan rupee rates than travel agents and the worst rates are offered by banks and airports. If you've left it too late for home delivery (ideally three working days before you travel) or if you would prefer to buy your currency in person, use our Sri Lankan rupee store finder to find the best Sri Lankan rupee rates near you.
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The best time to buy Sri Lankan rupees is when the pound is performing strongly relative to the Sri Lankan rupee. That's the technically-correct answer, but it's not very helpful. What you probably want to know is: how can you time the market just right to maximise the amount of Sri Lankan rupees you get before you travel?
You can get a good idea of how competitive today's Sri Lankan rupee rate is relative to the past using our historical pound to Sri Lankan rupee charts, but beyond that it's impossible to say exactly when is the best time to buy.
If you have the luxury of time you can spread your Sri Lankan rupee purchases out over multiple weeks or months, but the short answer is nobody knows when the best Sri Lankan rupee rate is going to crop up; this isn't something you can control so you shouldn't worry about it - just buy your Sri Lankan rupees whenever is convenient for you and get back to thinking about your holiday!
There is no evidence to suggest that you are better off buying your Sri Lankan rupees in Sri Lanka. Exchange rates are usually very similar to those on offer here in the UK, but if you wait until you're in Sri Lanka you run the risk of being stuck with a poor exchange rate and little or no local competition to buy elsewhere. Also, you may have to pay additional fees or commission when buying Sri Lankan rupees in Sri Lanka, whereas when you buy in the UK you know exactly how much you are getting up front with no hidden surprises when you come to buy.
If you want to send money to a bank account in Sri Lanka (or anywhere else in the world), you should use a money transfer service to send the funds for you. This is particularly useful for large or regular payments where the exchange rate is important, but you can use a money transfer service to send or receive funds between any overseas bank accounts (for example to pay for goods in Sri Lanka, or receive Sri Lankan rupees into your UK bank account).
Thousands of customers order travel money on our website every week and the vast majority experience no issues whatsoever. However, as with any online order the process is not entirely risk-free and you should exercise caution when sending money to any company, particularly if you pay by bank transfer.
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All Sri Lankan coins and bankotes are produced in the UK. Coins are struck by the Royal Mint and banknotes are printed by De La Rue in Basingstoke.