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A Sampath current account enables you to easily issue or deposit cheques with complete freedom, while enjoying the full convenience of modern-day banking. You need not step into the branch at which you have opened your current account in order to operate it. Since all our branches are electronically linked, all your cheque transactions can be performed at any of our branches. You can also view and initiate any number of transactions of any nature, by using our user-friendly Internet Banking facility.

Key Benefits

  • Immediate encashment of cheques from any of our branches located island wide, even for non-account holders of Sampath Bank. 
  • Cheque clearing commissions are not charged on cheques which are cleared in areas located away from Colombo. 
  • Receive immediate SMS Alertz of the cheque transaction on your mobile. 
  • Immediate overdraft (OD) through the FLEXI facility which links all your Sampath Savings Accounts to your Sampath Current Account.
  • Sampath current account cheque books can be received instantly, without any additional charges. 
  • Make immediate payments for all utility bills at any time, through our wide network of ATMs and user-friendly internet banking solution – Sampath Vishwa.
  • Availability of e-statements.


Minimum deposit required to open a Sampath Current Account:

          Business Current Account Rs. 25,000/-

Special deposit limits applicable at selected branches:

Bambalapitiya Branch - Rs.100,000/-

Colombo Super Branch - Rs.100,000/-

Other Info

Cheque Return Statistics

Year Month No. of working days Total Inward Clearing Items Total Cheque Returns %
2021 May 18 248,714 20,504 8.24
2021 April 18 318,514 9,254 2.91
2021 March 22 391,628 10,284 2.63
2021 February 18 292,878 8,240 2.81
2021 January 19 279,168 9,400 3.37
2020 December 21 313,966 14,074 4.48

Our Cheque Clearing Times

  • Sampath Bank cheques deposited to Sampath Bank Accounts. 
  • Will be credited the same day. 
  • Other Bank cheques deposited to Sampath Bank Accounts.
  • Will be credited on the next working day by 3.00 pm (all our branches accept cheques till 3.00 pm).

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