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Microsoft partners LankaPayTechnnovation Awards 2022 as Platinum Sponsor

The world’s largest cloud service provider, Microsoft has partnered LankaPayTechnnovation Awards 2022as the Platinum Sponsor giving a further boost to the country’s first and the only payment technology innovation awards in its fourth edition. The sponsorship cheque was officially handed over by Mr. Harsha Randeny, Country Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives to Mr. Channa de Silva, GM/CEO LankaClear recently at LankaClear office.

The outbreak of COVID-19 nearly brought not only the entire country but also the whole world to a standstill. To ensure that the local businesses and society could function seamlessly, the financial sector worked tirelessly alongside workers in other essential services. Due to their silent contribution, the businesses and public were able to perform their day-to-day financial transactions from wherever they were, safely and conveniently.

LankaPayTechnnovation Awards 2022 aims to recognize the flagbearers of payment technology innovations in the country who have steadfast to the cause of promoting digital payments thereby supporting businesses, government, and individualsto carry out their financial transactions seamlessly during these challenging times.Organized by LankaClear – the operator of LankaPay National Payment Network, the award ceremony is scheduled to be held on 29th March 2022 at Shangri-La Colombo.

Mr. BasudevBanerjee, APAC Enterprise Director – FSI, Microsoft will deliver the keynote address at the event. Banerjee has over three decades of experience in business consulting,banking, financial markets, corporate finance, and treasury operations.

“As Microsoft engages with the financial sector more broadly and deeply, we are excited to promotedigital payments in the countryby supporting the flagbearers of payment technology innovations,” said Mr. Harsha Randeny, Country Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives. “The work that LankaClear does is vital to the evolution and success of payment technology in Sri Lanka. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and advancing key business priorities, including helping the ecosystem modernize payment infrastructure to elevate our digital economy.”

Withan appropriate theme‘Honouring the Digital Superheroes’, LankaPayTechnnovation Awards 2022 intendsto recognize the silent contributionsmade by banks, NBFIs, and FinTech companies for their immense hard workto supportthe national economy amidst unprecedented challenges and deliver payment technology innovations during these challenging times.

Microsoft offers a wide breadth of technologies with free trials including SMB-specific cloud software and hardware designed to make your day-to-day better and better.The company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Mr. Dinuka Perera – COO, LankaClear; Mr. Channa de Silva - GM/CEO, LankaClear; Mr. Harsha Randeny - Country Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives; and Ms. Thilanka Abeywardena – Chief Marketing & Business Operations Lead – Microsoft South Asia New Markets.

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