Sri Lanka’s pioneering workforce smartcard; the ‘Ransalu Pranama Combo Card’ was jointly launched by Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) Sri Lanka, Channel 17, Mobitel and Commercial Bank at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo last week. The new card is an upgrade from the ‘NFC touch technology’ card launched as a pilot project in 2013 involving 10,000 apparel employees. Here, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (second from right) is joined by Executive Director-MasterCard South East Asia Vikah Varma (second from left), Commercial Bank MD Jegan Durairatnam (far right) and Chairman of JAAF Noel Piyathilake (far left) at the event.