Following on the commemoration of 130 years serving as a partner in progress to Sri Lankans from all walks of life, representatives from the country’s most successful retail bank, HNB PLC, participated in the CSE bell ringing ceremony to open the trading day.
Currently the fifth most capitalized stock on the Colombo Stock Exchange, HNB has honed a legacy of superior service and a reputation of strength and stability, having been ranked first among Sri Lankan banks by the renowned Banker Magazine UK in its list of Top 1,000 World Banks for 2018.
“HNB’s remarkable success is a testimony to the relationships we have cultivated in all corners of Sri Lanka. From our inception in the central hills, through to the present day, HNB has prided itself on our ability to adapt to the evolving needs of our nation.
“Today, HNB leads the way in customer centric digitalization as part of an ambitious Vision 2020 that seeks for nothing less than our rise to becoming the number one bank in Sri Lanka. While there are many challenges that lay ahead for HNB, our industry, and the nation as a whole, we are confident of building even greater value at every level of the Sri Lankan economy,” HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles stated.
Operating across 250 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. Rated AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Ltd, HNB generated a Group PAT of Rs. 19.1 billion in 2018, making it the most profitable private sector banking and financial services group in Sri Lanka.