Currency and Travelers Cheques can be changed at exchange kiosks at the airport, hotels, all commercial banks, and other exchange bureaus.
Visa, MasterCard, and Amex are commonly used and are accepted in almost all mid range and upmarket shops, restaurants, and hotels. There is an extensive network of ATMs country wide through which travellers can conveniently obtain cash advances.
There are many private and state owned local banks as well as international banks in Sri Lanka. Most Banks operate Monday to Friday while some have extended service centres that operate on weekends. ATM’s can be accessed 24/7.