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Sampath Bank hosts Central Bank’s ‘MatarataQR’ event

18 April, 2021
Sampath Bank Managing Director Nanda Fernando  
Sampath Bank Managing Director Nanda Fernando  

Sampath Bank PLC recently hosted the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (CBSL) MatarataQR event,  to drive awareness and increase acceptance and usage of LANKAQR, the common Quick Response (QR) code standard for the country that was introduced in 2020.

Encouraging consumers to adopt the use of QR codes in their day-to-day transactions, the event was held at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds in Matara under the patronage of the chief guest, Minister of Power Dullas Alahapperuma and Guest of Honour,  Director, Payments and Settlements, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, D. Kumaratunga and senior officials of the CBSL, other commercial banks and financial institutions.

Sampath Bank was represented by Managing Director Nanda Fernando, Senior DGM, Operations, Tharaka Ranwala and Group Chief Information Officer Ajith Salgado.

The Bank actively promoted its ‘WePay’ mobile wallet which helped attract more customers while also onboarding new merchants. A 25% cash back was on offer for payments at over 200 merchants in Matara on the day, made via the LANKAQR enabled WePay digital mobile payment app. 

“We are very proud to partner with the Central Bank to host this event that will highlight the safety, convenience and speed of getting onboard the LANKAQR payment standard to the people of Matara. These benefits, coupled with the advanced digital banking solutions offered by Sampath Bank, make it a simple choice to migrate to digital payment technology and we warmly invite the merchants in Matara to come experience the benefits of adopting this new method of payments,” said Managing Director, Sampath Bank, Nanda Fernando.