20 July 2020

How to send money to Sri Lanka

How to send money to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, and it is one of the top tropical destinations for travellers, with beautiful sandy beaches, dense rainforests and exquisite cuisine.

Many Sri Lankan people have swapped their home island for other countries around the world, choosing to follow exciting professional and educational opportunities. There are around 1.6 million people from Sri Lanka living and working abroad, and there are Sri Lankan communities in countries across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America.

When sending money to friends and family back home, Sri Lankan expats want fast, affordable and reliable money transfer services so that their recipients can receive the most money possible, and with the least amount of hassle.


How can I send money to Sri Lanka?

In the past, to send money internationally you’d have to enlist the help of a cashier at a high-street bank, money transfer outlet or post office. But now, you can save yourself time and beat the queues by using an online transfer service.

Also, you’ll be surprised at how much money you can save yourself by using an online platform to send money to Sri Lanka! If you’re sending money home, you should try to find which is the cheapest way to send money to Sri Lanka.

Paysend offers a low-cost way to send money to Sri Lanka from the UK. Transfers in the Paysend Global Transfers app are fast, affordable and easy.

Paysend has over 2 million users, and Sri Lanka is one of our top destinations for money transfers. With Paysend, you can choose to send money either to a bank account or directly to a credit or debit card using just your name or recipient’s card number.  


How much does it cost to send money to Sri Lanka?

Using your bank to transfer money usually means you’ll be charged large fees to send money abroad - with Paysend the fees are always low and transparent.

Using the Paysend app or web browser platform you can send money directly to a credit or debit card in Sri Lanka for just £1, €2 or €1.5 (or equivalent, depending on where you’re sending it from). This means that if you want to send £20 or £200 from the UK to a card in Sri Lanka, the fee will always be just £1.

If you want to transfer your money to a Sri Lankan bank account there are no transfer fees when you send money using the Paysend platform!


How much will my recipient receive?

Paysend uses very competitive exchange rates, and combined with our low fees, this means that we provide very cheap money transfers to Sri Lanka. You can find out exactly how much your recipient will receive in Sri Lanka by visiting our homepage.


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

Money sent using Paysend will usually reach the recipient in Sri Lanka within a few minutes of being sent, although it could take up to three days working days if your recipient’s bank isn’t quite as quick as us at processing payments!

If you want to hear about what our customers say about us you can check out our Trustpilot page, which has nearly 12,000 reviews!

Download the Paysend app now to start sending money cheaply and quickly to Sri Lanka.