HNB shines at SLIM National Sales Awards 2023 with five accolades

  • Wins 3 Gold and 2 Bronze awards 

Reaffirming its commitment to excellence, Sri Lanka's leading private sector bank, HNB PLC, once again emerged triumphant at the prestigious SLIM National Sales Awards (NSA) 2023, with its dedicated staff securing a total of five awards. 

The award ceremony, held at Monarch Imperial, Jayewardenepura-Kotte, celebrated the outstanding achievements of HNB employees in various categories. 

Akeel Ahamed from the HNB Kinniya Branch stood out in the Banking industry, clinching the Gold Award in the “Sales Executive” category. Likewise, Dasun Uthuruwella from SOLO Unit showcased his exceptional skills, earning the Gold Award in the “Sales Supervisor” category within the Banking industry. Harshana Munasinghe from Network Sales Unit of Business Development Unit also shone in the Banking sector, securing the Gold Award in the “Sales Frontline” category. 

Further contributing to the bank’s success, Arichandran Yogadas from HNB Jaffna Metro Branch achieved the Bronze Award in the “Sales Executive” category, demonstrating excellence in the Banking industry, while Shanaka Samarasinghe, representing Network Sales Unit of Business Development Unit, received the Bronze Award in the “Territory Manager” category, further highlighting the bank's prowess in diverse sales roles.  

HNB's commitment to excellence extends beyond the recognition of outstanding performance. The bank provides its employees with ample professional growth and development opportunities through training programs, mentorship, and career advancement initiatives. Fostering a positive and inclusive work environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement remains integral to HNB's core values. 

Organized over the past two decades, the prestigious SLIM National Sales Awards were devised to reward high-performing sales individuals in companies for their outstanding efforts and achievements in the sales fraternity and recognize them at a national level. The awards aim to acknowledge sales professionals on par with world standards establishing the initiative as the best in the South Asian region. SLIM recognizes and rewards performers in over 20 industries, allowing individuals to apply through their companies based on their performance. 

With 254 customer centres and 800+ Self Service Devices (SSMs) nationwide, HNB is one of Sri Lanka's largest, most technologically innovative private banks. Consolidating its legacy in sustainability, good governance and corporate excellence, HNB was crowned the Best Corporate Citizen for 2022 at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Best Corporate Citizen Awards. The bank further secured four additional accolades, including being ranked among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens and taking home the Governance category and Sustainability Champion for the Finance sector titles. 

Additionally, HNB was ranked among the World's Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for the sixth consecutive year in 2022, in addition to being crowned the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 13th occasion at the prestigious International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2023 hosted by the Asian Banker Magazine.


HNB Award winners receiving their honors at the SLIM NSA 2023