Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC and Sampath Bank PLC together announced the introduction of real-time, online payments to Sri Lanka Customs through their respective online banking platforms. Having received all necessary regulatory approvals, the two leading private banks are the first to go live with this service.

This announcement comes on the heels of the Sri Lanka Customs’ historic implementation of an online payment platform for Customs payments in partnership with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Commercial Bank will be offering this service to its corporate and personal customers who have enrolled for COMBANK Online Banking. SampathBank will be providing this to Sampath Vishwa online banking customers.

Thus customers of the two banks will now have a convenient and seamless mode of making customs payments. Given their broad customer base, this move effectively connects the Customs’ online payment platform to a significant portion of individuals and businesses involved in imports and exports in the country.Furthermore, anyone can make payments, manually, to the Customs at all 229 Sampath Bank branchesaround the island, including the 10 Super Branches open till late in the night, 365 days of the year.