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HNB continues path to excellence

Sanjay Wijemanne
Sanjay Wijemanne

HNB PLC bagged the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka and Best Micro Finance Bank in Sri Lanka Awards for the second consecutive year at the International Finance Awards 2019.

Organised by the International Finance Magazine as a global platform of recognition for leadership and value-generating capacity, award winners were selected following a careful evaluation of submissions from leading financial institutions across the world. Nominees are well researched by dedicated teams of experts with special consideration being directed towards the strength of their applications, performance and past accomplishments.

“Moving forward, we pledge to enhance further our focus on transformative banking leveraging the power of technology to provide innovative solutions and processes for all our clients,” HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles said.

As the first Sri Lankan bank to enter the market with the exclusive HNB Gami Pubuduwa product in 1989, HNB has long maintained a thriving presence in the micro-finance sector, he said.

The bank continues to use this invaluable experience as a pioneer in the field to extend vital financial services to underserved communities across the island.

“Micro Finance and SME entrepreneurs comprise a substantial portion of the Sri Lankan economy.

That is why the growth potential of such enterprises must be supported with access to finance, knowledge, skills and other advisory services, through programs such as Gami Pubuduwa.

In this manner, we can encourage job and wealth creation at the grassroots of our economy,” HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking and SME, Sanjay Wijemanne said.