People’s Bank recently entered into a partnership with the Central Cultural Fund (CCF), which falls under the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, to provide an e-Ticketing Solution to be deployed at major tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, the Bank said.
A MOU for the partnership was inked and exchanged between the two institutions in the presence of People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse and Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, Vidura Wickramanayaka at an event held at People’s Bank Head Office, Colombo 2 on 16 September 2022, it added.
Somarathne Vidanapathirana – Secretary of Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, Prof. Anura Manathunga – Director General of Archeology, Prof. Gamini Ranasinghe – Director General of the Central Cultural Fund and the other officials of CCF with the Board of Directors of People’s Bank and K.B. Rajapakse – Acting CEO/GM of People’s Bank with the other corporate management members of People’s Bank were also present at the occasion.
The state-of-the-art solution will be designed, developed, hosted, and maintained by People’s Bank in response to a request made by the CCF. The new system will not only streamline the entire process, but also will enable tourists to see the heritage sites virtually prior to visiting Sri Lanka. While providing the CCF with the opportunity to generate much-needed foreign currency and simplify internal processes, the solution also underscores the People’s Bank’s standing as the leader in digitalisation in Sri Lanka’s banking industry, the Bank added.