UPI in Sri Lanka: India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) service was also introduced in Sri Lanka and Mauritius in a virtual event on Monday. Now after France, payments can be made using UPI in two more countries also.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe participated in the virtual ceremony. The launch of UPI in Sri Lanka and Mauritius comes amid New Delhi’s growing bilateral economic ties with both the countries.
The launch enables the availability of UPI payment services for Indian citizens traveling to Sri Lanka and Mauritius as well as Mauritian citizens traveling to India.
What did Modi say?
PM Modi said, ‘This will increase tourism between us (India, Sri Lanka and Mauritius). I am confident that Indian tourists will also like those destinations where UPI services are available.
PM Modi further said, ‘During (Sri Lankan) President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India last year, a vision document was adopted by both the countries. Increasing financial connectivity was an important part of this. Last year, a detailed discussion was also held with Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth. I am confident that this will benefit both the countries, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.