Sampath Bank recently scored yet another 'first' with the opening of Sri Lanka's first ATM with the facility to exchange Foreign Currency. The ATM has been located at the Bank's head office at Colombo 2.
Sampath Bank account holders as well as non- account holders can exchange foreign currency through this ATM.
An ATM card is not necessary to access the ATM. The user can do so by inserting his or her Passport number or the National Identity Card number. While at the initial stages only US Dollars can be used for transactions, the bank hopes to extend the facility to other foreign currencies as well in the near future. There is no need to be a customer of Sampath Bank to obtain the service of this ATM machine.
Among the key benefits of the transactions through this ATM is the attractive conversion rate. The user will receive Sri Lankan rupees.
The ATM will be commissioned by the Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivard Cabraal. Deputy Governors of Central Bank, Sampath Bank Chairman Dhammika Perera, Managing Director Aravinda Perera, and members of the Board of Directors also will grace this occasion.