A testimony to its commitment to further increasing its digital payment footprint in Sri Lanka, Daraz, the leading online marketplace in Sri Lanka, recently became the country’s first e-commerce platform to enable LANKAQR-based transactions in Sri Lanka.
LANKAQR is an initiative by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka that enables consumers to make payments to merchants and service providers directly from their bank account by scanning a QR code with their mobile device.
Accordingly, Sri Lankan cricket fans can now purchase Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2022 tickets via Daraz using LANKAQR-based payments. Daraz is the ‘League Partner’ and ‘Exclusive Ticketing Partner’ of the third edition of LPL Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament in Sri Lanka. The first LPL ticket purchase via LANKAQR was made by Mr. D. Kumaratunge, Assistant Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
In an effort to further promote the usage of LANKAQR for LPL ticket purchases, an exclusive limited-time offer of 5% discount is made available with a maximum discount value of Rs. 750 for customers paying via LANKAQR through any certified mobile payment app. ComBank Q+ customers get an additional 5% cashback with a maximum discount value of Rs. 1,000 when purchasing LPL tickets.
In addition to online ticket sales on Daraz, offline tickets are made available at the following locations where users can pay through LANKAQR:
Kandy – Abeetha Ground, Pallekale on all match days, Kandy City Center on selected days
Colombo – Sri Lanka Cricket & P.D Sirisena Grounds, Maligawatte on all Colombo match days.
Daraz partnered with Commercial Bank of Ceylon, the acquiring bank of LANKAQR for Daraz, to process payment transactions through its state-of-the-art Q+ QR-based application.
Allowing users the convenience of paying through any preferred network, Daraz accepts LANKAQR payments via LankaPay, Visa, Mastercard and UnionPay networks through a total of over 24 mobile applications by over 21 financial institutions.
To encourage the shift towards a less-cash society while increasing financial inclusion in Sri Lanka, Daraz will enable LANKAQR payments at the point of delivery for cash on delivery orders as the next phase of the collaboration.
Left to Right: Inshaf Nawas – Junior Key Account Manager, Glen Isaac – Head of Digital goods,
Dulika Jayamanne – Head of Payments & Partnerships, D. Kumaratunge – Assistant Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Gayan Kalugamage – Senior Manager, Digital Payments & Michael Lee – Senior Advisor, Ant Financial Services Group (Alipay)