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Sri Lanka to launch WeChat Pay for Chinese tourists

IANS  |  Colombo 

A Sri Lankan said on Wednesday that Chinese tourists visiting the island country can soon pay for their goods and services through the Pay facility in order to attract more tourists.

Commercial of Ceylon PLC, one of Sri Lanka's leading private banks, said the Pay channel would be made available through a special Point of Sale (POS) device that would be provided to merchants who attract Chinese clients in Sri Lanka, reported

Commercial Bank's said that as was a country popular among Chinese tourists, this would not only increase the convenience for them, but would also enable Chinese travellers to use a payment option they were familiar with.

Commercial said interested merchants can request the Bank to provide them with the special POS device. Once this is in place, visiting customers can choose multiple Pay payment methods to make payments through QR codes.

"This solution also enables them to view the value of their purchases and pay for them in yuan or any major currency of their choice, without losing out on currency conversion rates," the bank said in a statement.

has become one of the leading markets for with the government targeting at least 1 million Chinese tourists per year by 2020.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 18:04 IST