Expanding its support to Sri Lanka’s most prestigious educational institutions, HNB announced another landmark partnership with the Trinity College Kandy Old Boy's Association (OBA).
HNB launched the Affinity Card of the Trinity College Kandy Main OBA which is a customized Credit Card that will offer OBA members a host of exclusive benefits and discounts.
Additionally, HNB will also be serving as the banking partner for the 150th anniversary of the Trinity College Kandy, and participating in a series of fundraisers organized by the OBA for the Trinity 150 (T150) campaign to improve key infrastructure and facilities at the prestigious private school.
HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, HNB Chief Credit Officer, Nirosh Perera, HNB Head of Network Management and Business Development, Supun Dias, HNB, Head of Cards, Gauthami Niranjan and Trinity College Kandy, Principle Rev. Fr. Araliya Jayasundara, Trinity College Kandy –OBA, President, Senaka Alawattegama, President – TCK OBA, Kegalle Branch, President Elect – TCK OBA, Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province, Hon. Tikiri Kobbekaduwe, Chairman, Advisory and Oversight Committee, Trinity 150, Jayantissa Ratwatte and Trinity College OBA, Secretary, Prasanna Palihawadana, were among those present at a special ceremony held at the College Auditorium to commemorate the partnership.
"Trinity College Kandy is known the world over as a hallowed institution providing excellence in all facets of education, and the best evidence of this can be seen in the remarkable individuals which this prestigious school has produced.
“We therefore consider it a distinct honour to partner with the OBA in order to support their efforts in enhancing the legacy of Trinity College Kandy, so their alma mater can continue its vital work of building the capabilities of Sri Lanka’s next generation of leaders,” HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne stated.
Among the numerous benefits afforded to Trinity Affinity cardholders are special discounts on purchases across HNB’s merchant partner network specially from the Old Trinitians’ Sports Club (OTSC), free SMS alerts on all transactions, and free health, life and overseas travel insurance coverage. Cardholders are also entitled to a free supplementary card, as well as a total waiver on all bank joining fees and first-year annual fees.
Notably, the card will also be bundled with flexible options for payment of admission and school fees to Trinity College Kandy, including either a three, six or twelve month instalment payment solution with zero interest rates and handling fee.
"It is truly an honour for myself and all of my fellow Trinity College Old Boys to have partnered with HNB. This collaboration will ensure that our alma mater will be ably supported as we continue to enhance facilities to ensure that future generations of Trinitians receive the best, most well-rounded education in the country,” Trinity College Kandy OBA President, Senaka Alawattegama said.
Notably, HNB will also join Trinity College in celebrating its 150th anniversary as the Banking Partner for the event. In addition, steps are also being taken to establish a student savings unit at the school to inculcate the habit of savings amongst the younger generation of Trinitians.
With 252 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka's largest, most technologically innovative banks having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. Over the recent past, the bank was ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.
HNB was also declared Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020. The bank further won the Award for the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 11th time at the Asian Banker Awards 2020, in recognition of its sustainable growth and continuous improvements in processes, products and services amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment.