The Central Bank along with LankaClear launched the National Card Scheme (NCS) on 24th June 2019. NCS will be operated in partnership with the international payment card operator JCB International Japan.
MCB Bank was the first bank to issue JCB Debit Card and go live. The project has been launched successfully and LankaClear is expecting to reach island wide merchant coverage within short span of time via acquiring banks of the Common Point of Sales (CPS) Switch. Expressing his views at the launch, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, congratulated MCB Bank for its commitment to the national initiative.