In order to attract foreign currency held with the public into the banking system, the Minister of Finance has issued an Order granting an amnesty period of 1 month effective from 15.08.2022 for persons in, or resident in, Sri Lanka who hold foreign currency notes in possession to:
i. Deposit into a Personal Foreign Currency Account or into a Business Foreign Currency Account as specified in the Order, as applicable; or
ii. Sell to an Authorized Dealer (Licensed Commercial Bank or National Savings Bank).