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Foreign
Remittance

Sending Money to Sri Lanka

We are the pioneers in the service of sending your hard-earned money to your loved ones in Sri Lanka.

People's Bank is a state Bank and you can have the utmost trust and security for the money you send. Being the Sri Lankan Bank with the largest Branch Network in Sri Lanka, we extend you an efficient service by crediting or paying the beneficiaries in any part of the country.

Our Inward Remittance Department is the center for receiving money sent to People's Bank by worldwide Banks and Exchange Companies and your inquiries related to remittances will promptly be attended to by our energetic and enthusiastic staff.

You can choose the following remittance systems to send money to Sri Lanka.

Methods of Payment Instructions

  • Account Credits - People’s Bank
  • Credits to other Bank’s Accounts
  • CASHPICKUPS

The PIN Number will be the Transaction Reference Number of the Remitting Bank/Exchange Company which may differ from one to another and will consist of any number of digits with alphanumeric characters.


Remittance
Systems

People’s eRemittance

'People's eRemittance' is a web-based product of People's Bank supported by the latest technology to facilitate sending remittances to Sri Lanka within minutes. The aim is to offer new technology and system automation to ensure speedy and smooth customer service.

People’s eRemittance enables remitters abroad to send money through Correspondent Agents of People’s Bank. Presently, this service is available through the following Correspondent Agents of People’s Bank.

List of People's eRemittance Agents

People’s eRemittance promotes the use of the internet as a medium of inexpensive, hassle-free data transfer over a secured website. With the user-friendly front-end system coupled with state-of-the-art technology, it reduces remittance receiving/processing time, thereby increasing the efficiency significantly.

How to Send
  • Step into your Remitting Bank/ Exchange Company (People’s eRemittance Agent)
  • Instruct the Remitting Bank/Exchange company to send the money to People’s Bank
  • Fill up the beneficiary details.
    • Full name of the Beneficiary Or Name with initials
    • Complete Account number (Eg:- People’s Bank – 15 digits A/C number)
    • Bank and Branch name ( Remittances to A/C s with other Banks too can be sent)
    • ID Number and contact number of the beneficiary, (If any).
    • If the beneficiary does not have an A/C Number, money can still be sent; Provide the ID Number, full name, and contact number.
For further details, please contact
  • Manager- Inward Remittances and Inquiries (OCS)
  • Contact No : +94 112438395 , +94 112437985
  • teletran@peoplesbank.lk
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Chairman

Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse

Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse is a Managing Partner of BDO Partners which is the local representative of BDO - the fifth largest accounting network in the world. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA), Mr.Rajapakse holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. During his professional career that spanned nearly four decades, he held the honorary positions of President, Vice President and Council Member (elect) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Former Chairman of Auditing Standards Committee of ICASL, President of Practicing Accountants Forum of Sri Lanka, Treasurer of Sri Lanka Cricket, Treasurer for Cricket World Cup 2011, Board Member and Technical Advisor to South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), Technical Advisor to Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and Council Member of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has also served in the directorates of National Development Bank PLC, Softlogic Insurance PLC, Dipped products PLC, Heycarb PLC, Development Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, NDB Capital Ltd – Bangladesh, The Finance Company PLC and Unidil Packaging.

Director

Mr. Kumar Gunawardana

Kumar Gunawardana was appointed to the Board of Directors of People’s Bank on 26.12.2019 as a non-executive director. He commands over 40 years of experience in diverse areas of banking. Having started his career with Commercial Bank PLC in 1979, he has moved on to Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank (Amro Bank), ABN Amro Bank and finally to National Development Bank PLC (NDB). He has served in Senior Management positions for over 20 Years having first appointed as an Assistant Vice President of ABN AMRO Bank in the year 2000. His areas of expertise is wide and varied and include Branch network management, Institutional banking, Trade finance, Operations, Administration and services. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Development Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. which is an entity jointly owned by National Development Bank PLC (NDB) and Export Development Board (EDB) and Treasurer of Sri Lanka Tennis Association.

Director

Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte

Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 08.07 2022. Mr.Thotawatte is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Commerce (Special Degree) from the University of Sri Jayawardhanepura & a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. He is an accomplished leader who has extensive experience in the field of Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Strategic Management and Public Relations, together a successful track record as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Internal Auditor in many state owned enterprises and private organizations and counts over 38 years of experience.