HNB SOLO partners with Lanka Hospitals for LANKAQR payment solutions

HNB SOLO partnered with Lanka Hospitals to offer LANKAQR payment solutions, enabling access
to timely medical assistance while strengthening the country’s cashless and contactless payment
The partnership offers customers the option of completing a transaction by scanning the Dynamic
QR code, a unique QR code generated for the transaction. This allows customers using an app
linked with the LANKAQR initiative to make contactless purchases at stores by simply scanning the
Dynamic QR, which appears on the display screen of the Point of Sale (PoS) machine.
HNB SOLO is available at all 20 cashier touch points in Lanka Hospitals in addition to 23 pharmacy
outlets operated by Lanka Hospitals that are located in 19 Keells Supermarkets countrywide,
including One Galle Face Mall in Colombo, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) main branch,
Central Bank and Premasiri Supermarket in Colpetty.
Customers who wish to make their purchases via HNB SOLO will be eligible for a range of benefits
including a 20% discount on health checkups such as executive healthcare packages, full-body
packages, senior citizens’ health checkups and mammogram. Customers also have the option of
completing their transactions through various methods of payments such as VISA, Master Card or
JustPay with just the press of a button and the swipe of a screen.
Commenting on the partnership, HNB AGM, Digital Business, Chammika Weerasinghe said “The
pandemic may have driven the initial conversion to QR-based payments, but we are now seeing a
new wave of customers using the facility for convenience and reliability across QR-enabled platforms
like HNB SOLO. Our tech infrastructure positions us to lead this expansion, and we are delighted to
partner Lanka Hospitals in driving digital Payments.”
Adding their thoughts on the partnership, Lanka Hospitals Group CEO, Deepthi Lokuarachchi said,
“Lanka Hospitals is pleased to partner with HNB, one of Sri Lanka’s leading banks by offering its
clientele a range of exclusive benefits which we believe will enable us to expand our loyalty base.
Additionally, in these times it is necessary to provide additional incentives where possible to relieve
the burdens of the people in the form of healthcare benefits that are easy to access and utilize at a
discounted rate. We hope that these benefits will provide comfort and convenience to HNB SOLO
app users who choose to seek care and treatment at Lanka Hospitals.”

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The facility is beneficial to the hospital as integrating HNB’s system with their cash PoS results in real
time payment confirmation to their account. Moreover, having linked LANKAQR to HNB SOLO,
the bank was among the first financial institutions and telecommunication partners to join the CBSL
in promoting digital payments as the standard day-today transactions island-wide.
Launched in 2019 as HNB’s flagship digital payment solution, SOLO provides the convenience of
digital transactions via affordable, easy and widely- adaptable QR code, a cost-effective option
compared to alternative payment solutions available in the market.
With 256 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most
technologically innovative banks, having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive
forward a new paradigm in digital banking. Most recently, HNB sealed its reputation as the
undisputed leader in retail banking, having been crowned as the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the
12th occasion at the prestigious International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2022
hosted by the Asian Banker Magazine.
The digitally-savvy bank further consolidated its position at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards
2022, where it bagged four top awards. HNB was awarded the prestigious Bank of the Year for
Financial Inclusivity and Bank of the Year for Excellence in Customer Convenience titles, in addition
to being presented with the silver award for ‘Financial Institution of the Year for Best Digital
Payment Strategy’ and Bronze for ‘Overall Award – Excellence in Interbank Digital Payments’
(Banking Institutions) this year.

Lanka Hospitals Group CEO, Deepthi Lokuarachchi (fourth from left) exchanging
the LANKAQR with HNB Assistant General Manager , Digital Business, Chammika Weerasinghe
(third from right) in the presence of (from left), Lanka Hospitals’ Senior Manager – Finance, Harsha
Deeptha, Lanka Hospitals’ Chief Marketing Officer, Nimal Ratnayake, Lanka Hospitals’ Chief Financial
Officer, Badrajith Siriwardena HNB Executive, SOLO Promotions & Activations Reeza Jaleel and
HNB Executive Digital Pay Products Ishan Karannagoda

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