Our Profile

Who We Are

Hatton National Bank is a premier private sector commercial bank operating in Sri Lanka with 251 branches spread across the island. The bank has been internationally recognized by the Asian Banker Magazine as the “Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka” on ten occasions from 2007 to 2017.

The Banker Magazine of the UK named HNB as the Bank of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2017. HNB is also placed among The Banker’s Top 1000 banks in the world. HNB is actively involved in retail banking, corporate banking, international banking, treasury and project financing.   Click here to see the bank's national long term rating by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd


To be the acknowledged leader and chosen partner in providing financial solutions through inspired people.


Combining entrepreneurial spirit with empowered people and leading edge technology to constantly exceed stakeholder expectations.

  • Treasure professional & personal integrity at all times
  • Demonstrate mutual respect in all our interactions
  • Passionate in everything we do
  • Committed to being customer centric
  • Courage to change, challenge and be different
  • Demonstrate unity in diversity

1888 ~ 1900

In 1888 the hill station of Hatton saw the genesis of a bank; the first of its kind within the burgeoning tea plantations of the then Ceylon. Aptly named Hatton Bank, this bank became the lifeline to thousands of plantation workers.

1901 ~ 1975

HNB explored and widened new avenues of opportunity for its customers in 1971. The opening of its 1st branches were at Pussellawa, Gampola and Maskeliya. HNB pioneered the concept of ‘Mobile Banking’ – which continues to be a boon to people particularly in rural areas.

1976 ~ 1995

The Bank sponsored the First ever official Test Match played by the National side against England.