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Sampath Bank celebrates Rangana Herath’s stellar performance through Sampath igift

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Sampath Bank Managing Director Nanda Fernando gifting money to Sri Lankan ace spinner Rangana Herath using the Sampath igift app (left) and Rangana Herath receiving the gifted money on his mobile phone (right). From left: Sampath Bank Head of Information Technology Systems Development Pasan Manukith, Sampath Bank Head of Marketing Nadi B. Dharmasiri, Sampath Bank Senior Deputy General Manager – Corporate Banking Shashi Kandambi Jassim, Sampath Bank Senior Deputy General Manager – Consumer Banking Tharaka Ranwala, Sampath Bank Managing Director Nanda Fernando, Sampath Bank Group Chief Information Officer Ajith Salgado and Sampath Bank Manager Systems Administration Nuwan Wickramanayake. Sri Lankan ace spinner Rangana Herath has been a member of the Sampath family for over 18 years


Sampath Bank honoured Sri Lankan ace spinner Rangana Herath for his outstanding performance in the recent series against South Africa. Congratulating him on his wicket haul during the tournament, Sampath Bank PLC Managing Director Nanda Fernando gifted him a token of appreciation using the Sampath igift app.

Rangana, a member of the Sampath family for over 18 years, received the gift instantaneously on his mobile phone. He thanked Fernando and team Sampath for their continued support throughout his sporting career.

Launched as the first blockchain based banking solution to be introduced in Sri Lanka in June this year, Sampath igift has been transforming the way Sri Lanka celebrates momentous occasions.

The unique person to person gifting mobile app enables all Sampath Bank account holders to gift money to anyone on their smartphone’s contact list. They can gift any amount between Rs.100 to Rs. 

10,000 per gift, up to a maximum of Rs. 100,000 per day. It also allows them to send personalised messages with text, selfies, emoticons, stickers and more along with the sum being gifted. Sampath Bank account holders can simply start using Sampath igift by downloading and installing the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and registering themselves through it.

Recipients who have the app installed on their smartphone will get an in-app notification when they receive gifts through Sampath igift. They can retrieve the gift and deposit the money to their account at Sampath Bank or any other bank in Sri Lanka. In the event the recipient does not have the app on their phone, they will receive a SMS with a link to download the app and access the gift. To know more about Sampath igift, please call 011 230 30 50 or visit any of the 229 Sampath Bank branches island wide.


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