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The rupee is the currency of Sri Lanka, divided into 100 cents. It is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. It is home to diverse landscapes, which range from rainforests to sandy beaches and ancient Buddhist ruins. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.
In 1972 Sri Lanka assumed the status of a Republic. The Sri Lankan Civil War began in 1983 and ended in 2009. Sri Lanka now has one of the highest GDP per capitas in the South Asian region, with its main economic sectors coming from tourism, tea export, apparel, textile, rice production and other agricultural products.
Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites (eight) packed into such a small area.
The Sri Lankan Rupee is the official currency of Sri Lanka. The ISO 4127 currency code for the Sri Lankan Rupee is LKR.