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Wall, United Kingdom
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Can any one advise me on the best say to take spending money.

I was advised to take dollars & change when I arrived but was then told to use a cash point machine at the airport & in Galle.

Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
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for Sri Lanka, Kalutara, Ahungalla
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1. Re: Currency

Hi there....

Presumably a travel agent or bank has told you to take Dollars??, well as usual they are wrong, as you are from the UK, simply take Pounds, either cash or travellers cheques.., both are exchangeable at any bank in Sri Lanka, and at any one of several banking desks at the airport..

They are however right about being able to use ATMs at the airport or in Galle..., although you should advise your bank that you will be doing so in Sri Lanka..



Belfast, United...
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2. Re: Currency

Hi Deb,

your from UK i take it, take Sterling Cash or t cheques. Personallyi use T Cheques, Cant be ript off that way although bank cards are safe. My personal opinion is that if away from local places be as safe as you can, that includes holidays. Travellers Cheques are the safest and have been proved the same.


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