Opening of a counter to issue coins to general public

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Mar 26, 2019 (LBO) – The Central Bank of Sri Lanka will open a counter at the ground floor of the Central Bank head office building, No.30, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01 on 27 March 2019, to issue coins to the general public.

This counter will be opened for the public from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on every Wednesday and Thursday, except public and bank holidays.

Coins are issued in packets of 100 pieces each and the minimum amount of coins at a time is one packet of 100 coins from one denomination. Maximum value of coins issued per person at a time is Rs. 20,000 in any denomination of Re.1, Rs.2, Rs.5 and Rs.10 from this counter.

Any individual or organization who wants to obtain coins in bulk, shall submit an application requesting such requirement to the Superintendent of Currency before two working days.

The relevant “Application Form” and “Instruction Form” are available at the cash counter of the Currency Department and can be downloaded from the website of the Central Bank, www.cbsl.gov.lk.