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“LANKAPAY” NATIONAL PAYMENT NETWORK OPERATOR BAGS TWO CONSECUTIVE AWARDS FOR NATIONAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

From Left :Mr. LakshmanLiyanage (Senior Manager - Projects), Mr. LakshmanPalliyaguruge (Head of Human Resources & Administration),Mr. DilanthaSamarasinghe (Senior Manager - IT),Mr. HarshaWanigatunga (Deputy General Manager - IT & Operations),Mr. SunimalWeerasooriya (General Manager / CEO) ,Mr. RasikaGalappaththy (Head of Finance),  Mr. IsuruJayaweera(Senior Manager - Help Desk & Bank Services), Mr. Roshan Hettiarachchi (Senior Manager - Operations), Mr. Chris De Alwis (Senior Manager - Business Development & Brand Promotions), Mr. Duleep Fernando ( Senior Manager - Administration)

“LANKAPAY” NATIONAL PAYMENT NETWORK OPERATOR BAGS TWO CONSECUTIVE AWARDS FOR NATIONAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Sri Lanka’s national payment infrastructure provider, LankaClear (Pvt)Limited was yet again recognized for its business excellence in the Infrastructure & Utilities Sectorwhere the payment network operator received an award for the second consecutive year at the prestigious National Business Excellence Awards ceremony held in Colombo.

The Silver Award was received by LankaClear General Manager/CEO,Mr.SunimalWeerasooriya and DGM – IT & Operations, MrHarshaWanigatunga. The National Business Excellence Awards are hosted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka to recognize enterprises that have demonstrated business excellence whilst contributing positively to economic growth and development. This is the 2nd consecutive year that LankaClear emerged a winner at the ceremony, taking home the Gold Award under the same sectorin 2013.

LankaClear is one of the leading and progressive payment infrastructure solutions providers in the Asian Region, and recently launched the Common Card & Payment Switch (CCAPS) under the brand name “LankaPay”. The “LankaPay” network is designed to become the backbone for all future electronic transactions in the country, which will facilitate seamless connectivity coupled with online real time payments.
Commenting on the award Mrs. PriyanthaLiyanage Chairperson of LankaClearstated: “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment and contribution to the nation. We envisage an enterprising future as we empower our countrywith world class payment technology to take on the challenges of a prosperous new Sri Lanka.”

LankaClear General Manager/CEO, Mr. SunimalWeerasooriya, said: “through the introduction of state of the art payment technology over a decade, we have always strived for excellence in our domain of business and this has resulted in our repeated success at the National Business ExcellenceAwards. This year we have emerged victorious amidst stiff competition within our category and the credit goes to our employees who have been thedriving force in all our achievements, shaping a future of seamless payments for greater Financial Inclusion.”

The first phase of the “LankaPay” network went live with the launch of the Common ATM Switch (CAS) allowing customers of one bank to transact using an ATM of another member bank at convenience and at a nominal fee of Rs. 30/- per cash withdrawal. The “LankaPay”Common ATM network currently comprises of over 2500ATMs belonging to Bank of Ceylon, Commercial Bank, HNB, NDB, People’s Bank, Seylan Bank, Union Bank, NTB and Standard Chartered. With all Sri Lankan Banks and Financial Service Providers expected to join in the near future, the network will further consolidate and expand its reach as the largest common ATM network in the country. 
The “LankaPay” payment network is a national development initiative implemented under the purview and guidance of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, which will greatly support the proposed consolidation of the banking and financial services industry, allowing greater reach, affordability, service offering and convenience to customers via a common payment platform. The facility also offers significant savings in foreign exchange to the country by virtue of every “LankaPay” transaction being channeled through a domestic payment network.  
 
 
About LankaClear

LankaClear (Pvt) Limited, one of the country’s most successful public-private partnerships, is Sri Lanka’s national payment infrastructure provider. The company is jointly owned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and all Commercial Banks in the country. LankaClear’s product offering include the Cheque Imaging And Truncation System (CITS), “LankaPay” - Common  ATM Service, SLIPS Electronic Money Transfer Service,  LankaSign Certification Authority  and Bank CSIRT (Bank Computer Security Incident Response Team ) among several other critical payment system infrastructure offerings.

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