Bank of Ceylon empowering nation with Lanka QR

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The Bank of Ceylon in its mission to assist the Government initiative to empower Sri Lanka through digital technology is joining the customer awareness campaign of Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s Lanka QR digital platform. 

Bank of Ceylon had its most recent major awareness programs in Borella and Maharagama along with the other branches in Colombo District in line with the Central Bank’s main program held in ‘Diyatha Uyana’ with the participation of all Lanka QR certified banks on the same day. 

Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has organised a series of awareness and promotion campaigns for popularising Lanka QR with the participation of all Lanka QR certified financial institutions throughout the country with the aim of speeding up the customer adaptation process towards digital banking. The Bank of Ceylon embraces the occasion in line with its digital road map designed towards cash less, paperless and branch less banking to cater to the change in customer perception and behaviour. Bank carried out many activities to create and improve awareness of Lanka QR payments among potential and existing customers and merchants using its Lanka QR certified payment app, SmartPay. 

It is gaining its popularity with over 200,000 wallet active users and over 30,000 Lanka QR enabled island wide merchant network due to simple self-registration process and continuous improvements in features and functionalities. BOC continues to work closely with technology partners and enthusiastic Fintechs to enrich digital payment ecosystem across the country in line with the initiatives of the Central Bank and the Government of Sri Lanka.