HNB extends CBSL’s LankaQR to merchants in Katugastota | Sunday Observer

HNB extends CBSL’s LankaQR to merchants in Katugastota

4 April, 2021
CBSL Director, Payments and Settlements Department, Dharmasri Kumaratunge presente TOMO Auto Service Director, S. M. Ratnayaka the LankaQR code. Looking on (from left) are:   HNB Executive, SOLO Activations and Promotions, Reeza Jaleel, HNB Head of Digital Services, Shankar Dharmaratne, HNB Lead, Product Management, SOLO, Harold Elanco, HNB Head of Marketing, Chammika Weerasinghe, HNB Regional Business Head, Central Region, Harsha Wickramasinghe and HNB Katugastota Customer Centre Manager, Dulanga Agalakotuwa. 

HNB PLC conducted a QR activation program for merchants in the Central Province in support of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s ‘Rata Purama LankaQR’ campaign.  

The bank launched a promotional drive to create awareness and encourage the use of cashless payment options at its Katugastota Customer Centre.

“The setting up of a common standard for transactions through LankaQR is a clear signal that Sri Lanka is moving towards the cashless society that is accessible to all. We look forward to working with the banking sector to encourage larger numbers of merchants and customers to adopt QR-based payments as their preferred method of transacting,” said CBSL Director, Payments and Settlements, Dharmasri Kumaratunge. 

Following the ceremony, teams from HNB customer centres in the region also raised awareness among merchants regarding cashless and contactless payment options available via platforms such as HNB SOLO.

HNB Head of Marketing, Chammika Weerasinghe said,  “During the early stages of the pandemic, we witnessed many of our customers seamlessly adopt QR-based payment apps such as HNB SOLO to complete their daily transactions and continue their businesses. We believe that with our extensive customer base and merchant network, we will no doubt be a significant contributor to this innovative initiative.” 

As LankaQR is a common Quick Response (QR) code standard developed by the CBSL, merchants will no longer need to have multiple QR codes for different platforms.