Sri Lanka’s largest retail sector bank, HNB PLC continued to receive recognition for its commitment to optimized financial reporting, winning two awards at the recently concluded CA Sri Lanka’s 54th Annual Report Awards.
Taking place at the Shangri La Hotel, Colombo, the HNB team walked away from the gala evening with a Silver Award in the Banking Institutions category and a further Silver Award for Corporate Governance Disclosure.
Commenting on this year’s award HNB Chief Financial Officer, Anusha Gallage said: “As one of Sri Lanka’s most successful banking institutions, HNB remains firmly committed towards driving the highest standards of financial reporting.
“The disclosures made in our annual report are vital to providing all stakeholders with a clear and accurate snapshot of HNB’s performance, and we are once again honored to have been presented with such prestigious accolades at this year’s awards.”
Considered among the most prestigious events in the Sri Lankan business calendar, this year’s awards were held under the patronage of Chief Guest, Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor, Indrajit Coomaraswamy.
As in previous years, the awards attracted participation from among the very best of Sri Lanka’s corporate sector, with over 130 entities – from blue chips to small non-profit organisations - vying for recognition across every sector of the domestic economy.
The awards themselves are hosted with the aim of promoting transparency, accountability and social responsibility in financial reporting with winners being selected based on their ability to produce cohesive, clear and customized annual reports that best reflect the operational and financial performance of each respective company.
The performance of HNB at this year’s CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards follows on strong showing by the bank at the recently concluded Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2018 where the bank was presented with a total of seven awards in recognition of the bank’s commitment to values of social, economic and environmental sustainability across its operations and product offerings.
Operating across 251 customer centres across the country, HNB stands as Sri Lanka’s leading bank, having been recognized by several renowned international and local institutions for excellence in diverse fields. In 2018 HNB was recognised by the prestigious ‘Asian Banker Magazine’ as the ‘Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka’ for the tenth time.
Picture Shows, HNB Deputy General Manager – Legal/ Company Secretary, Thushari Ranaweera accepting the Silver Award for Corporate Governance Disclosure from Heshana Kuruppu - Chairman of the Annual Report Awards Committee 2018, Sanjaya Bandara - Alternate Chairman of the Annual Report Awards Committee 2018, Murtaza Normanbhoy, Senior Manager – Internal Audit ,HNB and Prasanna Liyanage - Secretary of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka are also in the picture.