International Trade Services

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International Trade Services

As a premier trade bank in Sri Lanka, HNB has long established correspondent banking relationships worldwide with reputed international banks. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 certified and our network of Trade Units are strategically located in our customer centres throughout the island.

Our trained and dedicated staff are ready to serve you, whether it is your first trade transaction or whether you are an experienced international trader seeking a trade solution for a specific transaction.

Other Value Added Services



  • Pre-checking of export documents, prior to effective presentation, by our knowledgeable and experienced staff. This facility can be enjoyed by you at your own premises as well.
  • Contactable 24/7 for assistance on trade matters, including facilitating negotiations with buyers/sellers. 
  • We are ISO 9001:2015 certified to provide you a professional service.




    We are pleased to offer the following services


    • Structuring Letters of Credit.
    • Arranging LC Confirmations through our Correspondent banks worldwide at very competitive rates.
    • Structuring import facilities in line with trading patterns.
    • Issuing of Special Forms of Letters of Credit.
    • Handling of Import Bills on Collection.
    • Issue of Shipping Guarantees.
    • Endorsement of Documents Received-in-Advance.
    • Avalization of Collection Bills.
    • Financing Imports.
    • Facilitation of Entrepot Trade Business.
    • Handling Entrepot Trade Transactions.
    • Processing of Advance Payment/Open Account Transactions.
    • Arranging Marine Insurance facilities for the movement of cargo across International boundaries.


    • Advising of Letters of Credit.
    • Handling Transferable Letters of Credit.
    • Confirmation of Letters of Credit.
    • Negotiation of Export Documents Under LC.
    • Handling Export Bills on Collections.
    • Purchase / Discount of Export bills.
    • Pre-shipment Facilities.
    • Assistance in Preparation of Export documents. 


    Contact Us for more information

    Rozanne: 011 532 0641

    Shyam: 011 532 0613

    Randeva: 011 532 0616


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    0112 462 462

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