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  • How to load/reload?
  • Where to Use

Sampath Bank and American Express announced the formation of a strategic partnership with the launch of the first American Express Travel Prepaid Card in Sri Lanka, the Sampath Bank American Express® Travel Lite Prepaid Card. Targeted at a growing segment of consumers in Sri Lanka traveling internationally for education, business or leisure, the card offers the convenience of using a prepaid card overseas, enabling international travelers overcome troubles of carrying foreign currency or looking for authorized money changers.

  • Locked in currency rates as denominated in US$
  • Overseas Travel Insurance cover up to US$ 50,000
  • Exclusive offers by American Express Selects
  • Security
    • Backup card with separate PIN 
    • Facility to review transactions online through the customer portal. 
    • Free SMS alerts on each transaction
  • Customer Service
    •  24 hours hotline: +94-112300604 
    • Dedicated Customer Portal
  • Walk in to any Sampath Bank Branch or Sampath Bank pay office located at Bandaranayake International Airport (KPO) and Mattala International Airport (MPO).
  • Hand over the duly filled application along with your passport, visa & air ticket.


Card fee

Amount: Rs. 500/-

  • At any Sampath Bank Branch/KPO/MPO
  • Produce your passport & air ticket.
  • Card is denominated through USD.
  • Maximum loading amount is US$ 10,000 (subject to Exchange Control Regulation).
  • Minimum loading amount is USD 100.

(Service charge of 1% of load/reload value applies)

  • At world wide American Express merchant outlets outside Sri Lanka.
  • At world wide American Express ATM locations

          Daily ATM Withdrawal Limit- USD 1,000
          Daily spend limit: USD 2,500

  • Remaining balance can be withdrawn at any ATM or Sampath Bank Branch.
  • USD 2000 can be retained in your Card account at any time for future travel purposes