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Send money to Sri Lanka online, in store or through Stage and Pay with Money Services. Whether it’s to celebrate a loved ones’ birthday or support a family member in need, with payments powered by Western Union® you can transfer money quickly and securely.

We have over 5,000 pickup locations in Sri Lanka, so your loved ones can collect your transfer in cash within minutes. Or, send money directly to their bank account and save on transaction fees.

Visit your nearest Money Services today and get started on your money transfer to Sri Lanka.

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  • Send money conveniently to one of 5,000 Western Union agent locations across Sri Lanka.

  • Gift funds directly to a friend or family member’s bank account, either online or in-store.

  • Make transfers up to $5,000 quickly and reliably.

  • Plus, earn rewards with My WU® when you send a qualifying money transfer to Sri Lanka.

  • Look out for promotions to save on fees at the checkout as well.

How to easily

Visit your nearest Money Services to send cash to a friend in Sri Lanka. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.

  • Head to your nearest Money Services using our locator tool.

  • Give the name and location of the person you want to send money to, as well as the amount you want to gift.

  • Then you just need to select your transfer option and you’re ready to go.

  • Pay the fee and the amount to be transferred to Sri Lanka in either cash or using a card issued in the US.

  • You’ll then be given a 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), which you’ll need to pass onto the recipient.

  • They’ll also need photo ID to pick up the cash.

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Transfer money to Sri Lanka worry free with a money transfer from Money Services and Western Union®.

Safe – With payments powered by Western Union®, you can be sure your money reaches its destination.

Quick – Whether you’re paying online or in store, our Sri Lanka money transfers can be ready in minutes.

Easy – We have over 500,000 pick-up locations around the world and 5,000 in Sri Lanka, so your loved ones can collect their money with ease.

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Our friendly store associates are on hand to help you send money to loved ones in Sri Lanka. Visit your local Money Services counter with the cash you want to send as well as the money to cover the transfer fees.

You can also pay via your debit card to send direct to their bank account or for a cash pickup.


The local currency in Sri Lanka is the rupee (RS). This has been the legal tender since 1869, when the country was still named Ceylon. Rupees are also used in India, Pakistan and Nepal, but are slightly different to Lankan rupees (LKR). It is broken down into 100 cents, compared to the Indian rupee, for example, which is made up of 100 paise.

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Still unsure how to transfer money to Sri Lanka with us? Read our frequently asked questions below.

Where can my loved ones collect the money?

We have over 5,000 Western Union® agent locations in Sri Lanka, including the cities of Colombo, Kandy and Galle, where your loved ones can pick up your cash transfer.

Use WU’s agent locator to find the nearest cash pick up location.

How can I protect my Sri Lanka transfer from fraud?

When you transfer money with Money Services, you’ll receive a unique tracker number (MTCN). This should only be shared with the receiver, as they’ll need it to collect the cash.

You should always make sure the receiver is someone you trust – never someone you don’t know.

How long does it take to send money to Sri Lanka?

How long your money takes to reach your loved ones will depend on your transfer method.

If you are sending money to a loved one’s bank account, it can take up to five business days to clear, depending on their bank. Or, for cash pick up, you can pay in store at your local Money Services and have the money ready to collect in minutes.

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*Not available in all locations. See a store for details.

This retailer is an authorized delegate of CheckFreePay Corporation, Fidelity Express, Firstech and Western Union® pursuant to Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code, Subchapter E, Conduct of Money Transmission Business.

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