(L-R) Safraz Razeek, Product Manager – Mobile Money and Payment, Business Development at Dialog Axiata PLC, Mr. Anil Amarasuriya, Chairman – LankaClear Pvt LTD, Dr. Nushad Perera, Chief Digital Services Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswasmy, Governor – Central Bank, Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Chairman of the Panel of Judges, Janaka Jayalath, Senior General Manager – Digital Financial Services at Dialog Axiata PLC, Gimali Soysa, Senior Manager – Fintech at Dialog Axiata PLC and Channa de Silva, GM/CEO – LankaClear Pvt LTD.
Genie, Sri Lanka’s first and only PCI-DSS certified mobile payment app by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, clinched gold awards for ‘Most Popular Electronic Payment Product (Fintech)’ and ‘Best Mobile Application for Retailer Payments’ at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2019 held on 7th October 2019.
The awards, organised by LankaClear Ltd., the operator of the LankaPay national payment network aims to recognise the frontrunners of the payment technology innovation industry who have remain steadfast in their vision of promoting electronic payments in the country, while consistently enhancing customer convenience.
Genie transforms a conventional wallet to a truly digital wallet that securely holds credit and debit cards, current and savings accounts (CASA) and eZ Cash account on the mobile phone, and enables a seamless payment experience for in-app, Over the Counter (OTC via QR Code), web and remote payments at over 12,000 merchant points. Fully certified by the globally recognised PCI Data Security Standards body, Genie brings a secure and convenient transaction platform to enable Sri Lanka’s digital payment landscape. The cutting-edge smartphone app and simple to use merchant interface empowers merchants and consumers with the very latest in digital transaction technology and facilitates payment transactions directly from the mobile phone.
Commenting on the momentous occasion, Dr. Nushad Perera, Chief Digital Services Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC said, “As the world sees a shift towards mobile money and payments, we are proud to be at the forefront of this in Sri Lanka and honoured to have been awarded the Gold awards for ‘Most Popular Electronic Payment Product (Fintech)’ and ‘Best Mobile Application for Retailer Payments’ for Genie. We share this victory with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for their innovative policy environment and the entire Dialog team for their continuous dedication to developing cutting-edge technology, propelling our vision of empowering and enriching Sri Lankan lives and enterprises.”