HC Deb 29 June 1893 vol 14 c355

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is proposed to extend to Ceylon the operation of the Act amending "The Indian Coinage Act, 1870," and "The Paper Currency Act, 1882"?

MR. CAYZER (Barrow-in-Furness)

At the same time, may I ask the hon. Gentleman whether arrangements have been made to put Ceylon on the same footing as India in regard to gold, silver, and exchange?


Ceylon has no Mint, and is dependent on India for the Indian rupees which she uses. As, therefore, for currency purposes, Ceylon may be considered as if she were a Province of India, the hon. Gentleman will see that the exchange value of the rupee in Ceylon will practically be the same as that of the same coin in India. Until the result of the measures taken in India is seen, it is not proposed to disturb the existing law in Ceylon.