Central Bank of Sri Lanka Issues New Coins of Rs. 10, Rs. 5, Rs. 2 and Rs.1 made of stainless steel for the transection from 1st January 2019.
Now you can obtain these coins from any commercial bank branch and can be used for payments amongst other currency notes and coins in circulation.
Reasons for the New Coins
- Diameter and thickness of the coins are changed to maintain a progressive pattern with the denomination and different edges are incorporated for easy identification by visually impaired people
- Coins are made of stainless steel which gives more durability than plated coins and light finish gives more portability in a wallet
- Cost of production has been minimized with usage of stainless steel which is less expensive than other metals and by reducing the size and the weight of coins
For more details about the new coins could be obtains from Currency Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, No. 30, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1 or see below ad image