SLT-MOBITEL mCash and Union Assurance Join Forces to Redefine Life Insurance Accessibility in Sri Lanka

SLT-MOBITEL’s pioneering mobile money platform, mCash, has strengthened its long-standing partnership with Union Assurance PLC, Sri Lanka’s Premier Life Insurer, by introducing an exclusive array of Life Insurance solutions tailored for SLT-MOBITEL mCash customers. This collaboration marks an extension of a longstanding relationship between the two organisations initiated in 2014, which has achieved remarkable success by revolutionising Life Insurance premium collections through SLT-MOBITEL’s expansive network.

The latest milestone in this partnership is the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), solidifying the commitment of both organisations, acknowledged as among Sri Lanka’s most trusted brands in Mobile Connectivity and Life Insurance. Accordingly, SLT-MOBITEL customers will now enjoy access to premium Life Insurance solutions, which are not only affordable but also come with a hassle-free registration process, powered by mCash’s robust payment infrastructure.

The Chief Operating Officer of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd., Sudharshana Geeganage, portrayed, “It is indeed a privilege to partner up with Union Assurance to provide innovative digital solutions in the realm of the Insurance industry in Sri Lanka. This collaboration is focused on leveraging digital technologies to enhance the understanding of customers’ needs and preferences, enabling the creation of tailored solutions. The emphasis on financial inclusion and the positive impact on the Sri Lankan community suggests a commitment to making life insurance more accessible and beneficial for a broader audience.”

Moreover, this strategic collaboration guarantees that SLT-MOBITEL mCash customers will receive specialised guidance from Union Assurance’s best-in-class advisors. These expert advisors are dedicated to providing superlative services, delivering Life Insurance solutions tailored to the unique needs and preferences of everyone. This customer-centric approach underscores the dedication of both companies to providing unparalleled value and a seamless experience for customers.

Expressing satisfaction with the reinforced partnership, the Chief Executive Officer of Union Assurance, Senath Jayatilake, conveyed, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with SLT-MOBITEL. Given the economic challenges faced, there is an increased importance of addressing and narrowing the financial protection gap in Sri Lanka. As such, we are committed to leveraging innovative measures such as this partnership to offer premier Life Insurance solutions and contribute towards reducing the financial vulnerability faced by individuals in the country. Moreover, with a focus on improving accessibility and ease of use, we are working diligently to ensure that our Life Insurance solutions are not only comprehensive but also seamlessly integrated into the daily lives of our valued customers.”

About Union Assurance

Union Assurance is a subsidiary of the John Keells Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerates. The Company has completed over three decades of success with a Market Capitalisation of Rs. 23.9 Bn, and a Life Fund of Rs. 63.9 Bn as of end September 2023. Set to protect lives and enrich the well-being of all Sri Lankans, Union Assurance offers Life Insurance solutions that cover the health, investment, protection, retirement, and education needs of Sri Lankans. With an island-wide branch network and a workforce that is over 4,000-strong, Union Assurance continues to invest in people, products, and processes with a customer-centric focus to be responsive to emerging changes in the Life Insurance industry.


SLT-MOBITEL’s financial services arm, mCash has transformed the digital payments infrastructure of Sri Lanka for over a decade by innovating and adding value to mobile money creating sustainable use cases for the ever evolving digital landscape in Sri Lanka. Having established its footprint across the country and serving all walks of the community, mCash boasts of an unmatched products and services portfolio consisting of both B2B and B2C avenues such as the Biller-sharing platform, Payment Gateway solutions, Collection Management, Agency Banking, LankaQR payments and Customer mobile money wallets in addition to a touchpoint network of over 40,000 locations and has forged 100+ partnerships with both private sector and government sector for a range of value-added digital and financial services.

Standing from left – Mr. Kamal Keerthideva – Direct Sales Manager, Ms. Ranjula Jayathilake – Manager – Partnerships, Mr. Rehan Ismail – Assistant Vice President – Risk and Compliance, Mr. Nibasanda Yapa Abeywardena – Deputy General Manager – Alternate Channel, Ms. Wathsala Aluthgedara – Chief Partnership Distribution Officer, Mr. Senath Jayatilake – Chief Executive Officer Union Assurance, Mr. Sudharshana Geeganage – Chief Operating Officer, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Isuru Dissanayake – Senior General Manager – Product Marketing, Mr. Vino Manohar – Assistant Manager – Business Solutions & Partnerships, Mr. Ajith Indika – Senior Software Architect – Information Systems, Ms. Ruwinka Fernando – Executive – Business Solutions & Key Accounts, Mr. Dilshan Chalanka Perera – Senior Executive – Channel & Solution Development

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