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Receive money in Sri Lanka

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Choose how you want to receive money

Cash pickup

More than 5,400 agent locations 1 in Sri Lanka

  1. Visit a Western Union location.
  2. Provide your sender's details, including the Money Transfer Contol Number (MTCN).
  3. Show a valid government-issued photo ID.
  4. Get your money once your details have been verified.
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Bank account

Receive money transfers via your bank account

  1. Provide your sender with these details 2:

    - Your name as per bank records
    - Bank name
    - Account Number
    - Bank code
  2. The purpose of remittance.
  3. Your address and mobile number.
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Need to know when you will receive the money transfer?

Track your transfer using your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). You’ll know instantly if the money is on its way or if it’s already available for pickup.

Check the status with your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

Last year, our customers made 268 million transfers

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We’re in 200+ countries and territories


We’ve been moving money for over 145 years

$80B annually

We make an average 31 transfers per second

We’ve been moving money for over 145 years and have established a network of over half a million agents worldwide. We transfer $80 billion annually, making an average of 31 safe, secure transfers per second.

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1 Network data valid as of 31 December 2018.

2 Please use care when providing bank account information. Funds will be paid into the bank account corresponding to the account number you provide. The receiver's account must be a local currency payout account.