port dues and other payments meant for ports controlled by the Sri Lankan Port
authority including Colombo Port can be made online 24 X 7 and throughout the
year with the launching of Sri Lankan commercial bank’s online banking system
last week according to Sri Lankan media reports.
Following this launch, both personal and
corporate customers who have registered for the Bank’s online banking facility
can pay their Ports Authority charges in respect to their shipping requirements
from anywhere, 24 x 7, 365 days of the year.
The launch event was attended by Commercial
Bank’s Chief Operating Officer, Sanath Manatunge, the members of the Bank’s
Corporate Management team, and Sri Lanka Ports Authority’s Additional Managing
Director, Upali De Zoysa, Director - Information Systems, Dr Prasanna Lokuge,
Director Operations, Jayantha Perera and other officials. Customers of the Bank
and Sri Lankan Port Authority engaged in trading activities too were invited to
the event, to raise awareness of the product and its benefits. A demonstration
on how to use this facility was also part of the program.