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HNB honoured as the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 13th year

Picture shows Sanjay Wijemanne, Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking Group, HNB with the Best Retail Bank Award. Also in the picture from left; Mathew Welch, International Resource Director of TAB Global, Sohan Fernando (HNB), Duminda Premathilaka (HNB), Kobika Amalan (HNB), Rajan Lazarus (HNB) and Foo Boon Ping, President and Managing Editor of TAB Global.

HNB PLC was once again recognized as Sri Lanka’s undisputed leader in retail banking, when it was awarded the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka Award for the 13th consecutive occasion at the Asian Banker Global Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2023.

HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking Group, Sanjay Wijemanne accepted the award on behalf of the bank at the ceremony held at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok Thailand

HNB prevailed through stiff competition to be crowned winners in an event renowned as one of the most rigorous, prestigious and transparent programmes for retail financial services anywhere in the world today. The Awarding programme showcases regional institutions that set new benchmarks in stability, innovation, digital enablement and process re-engineering which have led to unleashing rapid and sustainable growth.

Receiving the award, HNB DGM – Retail Banking Group, Sanjay Wijemanne said, “Being acknowledged as Sri Lanka’s Best Retail Bank for the 13th year by the Asian Banker Magazine is a testament to the dedicated efforts of our team and our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional banking experiences to our customers. As we look towards the future, we remain dedicated to leveraging our strengths and unique capabilities to drive growth and prosperity across Sri Lanka.”

Notably, the bank consolidated its legacy of true leadership in sustainability, good governance and corporate excellence with a resounding victory at the prestigious Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2022 (CCC BCCSA).

Having been declared the overall winner, HNB further secured additional four accolades including Governance category winner, Sustainability Champion for the Finance sector, Second runner-up for Demonstrated Resilient Practices for COVID-19 category, and ranked among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens, a position which HNB has achieved for 13 years.

Moreover, the bank was also crowned Sustainability Champion for The Finance Sector in recognition of its systemic national contributions in supporting Sri Lanka’s transition towards renewable energy, grassroots-led economic development, and the multi-pronged environmental and social campaigns by the HNB Sustainability Foundation.

Furthermore, HNB was ranked among the Top 1,000 Banks in the world for the sixth consecutive year by the acclaimed UK based ‘The Banker Magazine’ while being adjudged the ‘Best Service Bank’ and the ‘Market Leader’ in the Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2023.