UnionPay services since May, 2006
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In Sri Lanka, 85% merchants accept UnionPay cards as well as over 50% of ATMs.
Sri Lanka – Pearl on the Indian Ocean
Known as the “Pearl on the Indian Ocean”, Sri Lanka is equipped with beautiful beaches, ancient cities of 1,000-year old, Dutch castles, as well as abundant tropical plants and animals. The country, infiltrated by Buddhist doctrine, is still prosperous upon going through chaos caused by war. The air in Sir Lanka is filled with strong flavor of spice, and the charm of such paradise covers ancient cities, temples and forest by virtue of fragrance. It is the beautiful butterfly, birds and vibrant animals that make this land seem exotic. Why not take your UnionPay card(card number starting with 62) to enjoy yourself in Sir Lanka?
Merchants with the signage of all accept UnionPay cards, including jewelry and clock stores, electric appliances stores, fashion stores and some restaurants and hospitals mainly located in Colombo. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.Note：Some UnionPay card acceptors or acquirers route co-branded cards to corresponding card shcem according to the card BIN, which means co-branded cards transactions aren't routed to UnionPay without selection by cardholders and merchant cashiers. Please refer to the transaction results for the information about transaction routing.UnionPay customers can use their wallets to scan the LankaQR for QR code transactions country wide.The Electronic Travel Authorization System accepts UnionPay cards and Travelers can visit the following website and use their UnionPay card to obtain the online visa
In Sri Lanka, UnionPay cards are accepted at ATMs of Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC, Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited, HNB, Sampath Bank and Seylan Bank. Some ATMs provide the interface in Chinese.
Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
ATM commission fee consists of two separate fees:
(1) Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult your issuer for details.
(2) Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Srilanka: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Srilanka and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.
Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.