Best Commercial Bank and Retail Bank 2018 by World Finance Banking Awards
Sampath Bank recognized as Sri Lanka’s ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Commercial Bank’ for the 5th consecutive year, at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards by UK based World Finance magazine. Continuing to win accolades both within the island and around the world, the Bank has reigned supreme at this forum, bringing home the two awards, consistently since 2014.
Business Today TOP 30 Awards 2017-2018
Sampath Bank was recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s best performing companies at the Business Today Top 30 Awards 2017 – 2018 held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. Moving up two places from last year, the Bank has been ranked fifth in this year’s listings.
Sumathi Awards 2018
Sampath Bank has received the “The Best TV Commercial of the Year” award (1st Runner Up) for Sampath Randiriya TV commercial at the 23rd Sumathi Awards held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre on 29th August 2018.
Ms. Nadi B Dharmasiri, Head of Marketing accepted the award on behalf of the Bank at the event, in the presence of renowned personalities from teledrama, film, media and the business community.
Organized by the Sumathi Group of Companies, the annual awards seek to recognize outstanding work in and contributions to Sri Lanka’s television industry. And we, Sampath Bank, bagged the award in the special category for the Best TV commercials in the country.
Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka 2018
We have been awarded as one of Sri Lanka’s 10 Most Admired Companies at the “Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka 2018” awards ceremony held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo on the 9th of September 2018, which was organized by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (ICCSL) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka in partnership with Daily FT, Aon, KPMG and AIA.
The companies within the Top 10 were selected from amongst 180 companies named as most admired by employees, competitors, and stakeholders through a public survey carried out via Dialog by a pre-eminent panel of judges. The judges used a rigorous selection and interview process based on eight financial and seven qualitative criterion looking for organizations that had proven their mettle with consistency, significant and sustainable growth, resulting in excellent business performance.
Mr. Tharaka Ranwala, Senior DGM – Consumer Banking and Mr. Aruna Jayasekara, Group Chief Human Resource Officer accepted the award on behalf of the Bank at the event in the presence of a distinguished audience comprising of leaders from the government and the private sector.
Sampath Bank clinches 5 top awards at LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2018
Sampath Bank was the proud winner of 5 awards at the recently held LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2018 organized by LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd, the operator of the LankaPay National Payment Network. Competing with the country’s leading banks, Sampath Bank clinched the award for “Most Innovative Bank of the Year” for the second consecutive year and emerged overall runners up for “Excellence in Interbank Payments”. The bank was also the winner of the categories “Best Common ATM Acquirer of the Year (Category B)”, “Best Bank for Retail Payments” and runners-up of the category “Best Acquirer on LankaPay Online Payment Platform”.
Mr. Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Mr. Pasan Manukith, Head of IT – Systems Development, and Mr. Ananda Wijitha, Head of IT – Electronic Data Processing, accepted the awards on behalf of the bank at a grand ceremony held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo on the 20th of September, 2018.
Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017
Sampath Bank is honoured as "Sri Lanka's Best Bank" by the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017 for the 4th phenomenal time.
‘Euromoney Magazine’, a highly respected source of information, covers global banking, macroeconomics and capital markets. They have often featured the highest ranking chief executives and senior figures in finance.
One of their highlights include publishing the Euromoney Awards of Excellence recognizing top banks in the world. Thus it is a great honour to receive an award from Euromoney as the Magazine's long standing reputation and stringent selection process have earned it high credibility.
An in-depth analysis of quantitative data, business transactions, management, credit ratings, efficiency ratios and key annual performance indicators are the basic criteria for the award. The judging panel also takes into consideration the qualitative areas including Growth rate ratios, Comparison between competitors, ATM Network, Risk Management etc.
This year Euromoney Awards of Excellence received almost 1,500 submissions from banks in an awards programme that covers 20 global awards, more than 50 regional awards, and best bank awards in close to 100 countries.
World Finance Magazine Awards 2017
Sampath Bank one of the Sri Lanka's most innovative banks, has once again been recognized as the 'Best Commercial Bank 2017' and 'Best Retail Bank 2017' in Sri Lanka by UK based World Finance Magazine. This is the 4th consecutive year Sampath Bank has been recognized for the benchmark setting excellence in the industry that stems from an undying commitment to the customers.
Bestweb.lk Awards 2017
Sampath Bank Corporate Website was awarded as the Best Corporate, Banking and Finance Category and the Silver Award in the same category at the Bestweb.lk 2017 Award Ceremony held at Galadari Hotel, Colombo.
Lankapay Technnovation Awards 2017
We are proud to announce that Sampath Bank was awarded the "Most Innovative Bank" at the Lankapay Technnovation Awards 2017, held on 20th June 2017. This award is a recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of banking industry in Sri Lanka coupled with the bank's contribution throughout the period towards the industry success.
ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded the WINNER in the Banking Sector at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2016, organized by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Sri Lanka.
ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards is the flagship award presented to Sustainability Reporting which ensures the corporate transparency and accountability.
Finacle Client Innovation Awards 2016
Sampath bank was adjudged Winner of the “Innovative Custom Component” category for its Automated Teller Safe machine and Runner-Up award under the “Customer Service Innovation” category for Sampath Instant Loan.
The Finacle Client Innovation Awards recognizes key breakthrough innovations achieved by Finacle clients, leveraging Finacle solutions. The Awards celebrate product, customer service, process and project management innovations that have benefited banks by increasing revenues.
South Asian Business Award 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded for “ Best Use of Social Media in Retail / BFSI “ at the South Asian partnership Summit & Business Awards 2016 .
The South Asian Business Award is designed to recognize the prestige of outstanding companies, organizations, and leaders in South Asian Region business world. Its member countries include India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives, Pakistan.
The Jury consisted of senior leaders, researchers and academicians from different countries.
Best Bank in Sri Lanka - 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded the "Best Bank in Sri Lanka - 2016" by the prestigious Business Magazine "The Euromoney".
“Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016” covers more than 25 global award categories, best-in-class awards in all regions and the best banks in close to 100 countries around the world. The awarding body recognizes the top performing financial institutions based on stringent selection criteria, both quantitative and qualitative.
The award was received by Managing Director, Mr. Aravinda Perera and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Nanda Fernando at a ceremony held on 14th July 2016 at Island Shangri-La hotel, Hong Kong.
National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2016
Sampath Bank won a Sliver award at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) - 2016, for “Sampath Missed call Banking Application” in the In-house Application category.
NBQSA is an annual event organized by the BCS Chartered Institute for IT in Sri Lanka with the objective of showcasing and benchmarking Sri Lankan ICT products.
CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded the following prestigious awards at the at the CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards Competition held on 06 December 2016 at Waters Edge.
- Bronze award for Banking Sector Category
- Silver award for Integrated Reporting: Best Disclosure on Business Model
- Bronze award for Corporate Governance Disclosure
National Business Excellence Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded the following prestigious awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2016 held on 30 November 2016 at Hilton, Colombo.
Winner - Banking Sector
Runner up - Excellence in Corporate Governance
Merit Award - Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
Merit Award - Excellence in Performance Management
The National Business Excellence Awards is an annual award competition conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) with a view to recognizing business enterprises, which have demonstrated excellence in business, whilst contributing to the economic progress of the country.
Ten Best Corporate Citizens Award 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded the Ten Best Corporate Citizens Award at the Best Corporate Citizens Sustainability Awards Ceremony 2016, organized by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The award ceremony was held at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo on 24th November 2016.
Best Corporate Citizens Award is the top most awards that a corporate entity can earn for its "Higher State of Corporate Excellence".
SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2016
Sampath Bank won a Bronze Award at the 15th SLIM Brand Excellence Awards Ceremony held on 08th November 2016 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Hall.
Sampath Bank was presented with this prestigious award under the category, Service Brand of the Year.
SLIM Brand Excellence is one of the highly acclaimed award ceremonies in the country that rewards brands for excellence based on a qualitative and scientific evaluation platform.
International Banker Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded the Best Innovation in Retail Banking Sri Lanka 2016 and Best Commercial Bank of the Year Sri Lanka 2016 by International Banker Magazine.
International Banker offers a global view of banking and finance. Each year through the Banking Awards, it recognises the leading banking institutions and individuals that have set the bar for industry excellence.
CSR World Leaders Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was recognized as a CSR World Leader at the CSR World Leaders Awards 2016 organized by The Green Organization based in England.
The award was received by Sampath Bank’s Managing Director, Mr. Nanda Fernando at an event held at the House of Commons, Westminster Palace, London on 11th of November 2016.
The Green Organization based in England is an international, independent and a non-profit environmental organization, dedicated to recognize, reward and promote institutions that carry out the best practices around the globe.
Asia Marketing Federation Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded the National Winner of the Marketing 3.0 Award 2016 by the Asia Marketing Federation (AMF).The Asia Marketing Federation (AMF) is one of the foremost governing bodies of marketing in the Asian Region.
Best Commercial Bank and Retail Bank 2016
Sampath Bank has yet again been recognized as the 'Best Commercial Bank 2016’ and ‘Best Retail Bank 2016’ in Sri Lanka for the third consecutive year by the UK based World Finance Magazine. The World Finance Banking Awards is renowned throughout the financial landscape as the pinnacle of recognition for leading banks. World Finance is a bi-monthly print and online magazine providing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial industry; international business and the global economy.
The World Finance Award recognizes banks of excellence using a wide ranged criteria which includes, overall performance, financial ratios, variety and clarity of products and services, corporate governance, alternative financial products offering, parallel market interaction and competitive strategy.
International CSR Excellence Awards 2016
Bank marked yet another milestone with the achievement of a winner of prestigious International CSR Excellence Awards 2016 presented by 'The Green Organization' based in England.
'The Green Organization' has been established since 1994 as an international, independent, non-profit, non-political environment group, dedicated to recognizing, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The awarding body recognized Sampath Bank on its commitment to create a positive impact for the country, its citizens, the environment as well as the bank’s employees and other stakeholders.
CMO Asia Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was awarded with four prestigious awards from CMO Asia at the ceremony held on 4th & 5th August at Pan Pacific, Marina Square, Singapore.
- Best Bank in Private Sector
- Award for Talent Management
- Excellence in Branding & Marketing
- Best Sustainability Report
CMO Asia, Singapore based institution, is one of Asia’s highly recognized corporate bodies that has a significant and positive impact on the marketing fraternity; corporate & professional.
Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2016
Sampath Bank was presented with the prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award (AREA) 2016 at the award ceremony held in Singapore on 24th of June. The award recognized Sampath Bank’s ‘Sampath Saviya Programme’ under the ‘Social Empowerment’ category.
Enterprise Asia’s Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards Program (AREA) recognizes and honours Asian businesses for championing sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship in categories such as Green Leadership, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Social Empowerment, SME CSR and Responsible Business Leadership.
National HR Excellence Awards 2016
Sampath Bank Human Resource Management function has been recognized with “National HR Excellence Gold Award” at the National HR Conference 2016 Awards Ceremony held on 21st June 2016 at BMICH, Colombo, organized by the Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka.
The award was presented after an audit of HR Management processes & practices and, a series of interviews conducted by a panel of judges comprised of eminent HR Professionals and academic personnel.
The Best Managed Bank 2016
Sampath Bank was honoured with the “Best Managed Bank Award 2016” at the Asia Banker Leadership Achievement Award Programme, held on 10th May 2016 at JW Marriott Hanoi, Vietnam.
The CEO Leadership Achievement Award 2016
Sampath Bank’s Managing Director, Mr. Aravinda Perera was honoured with the CEO Leadership Achievement Award 2016 at the Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award programme held on 10th May 2016 at JW Marriott Hanoi, Vietnam.
JASTECA CSR Awards 2015
Sampath Bank was awarded the Bronze Award at the JASTECA CSR Awards - 2015, organized by Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association.
JASTECA CSR Awards recognizes businesses and other organizations which have sound CSR Policy along with embedded effective structures, systems, processes and commitments.
ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015
Sampath Bank was awarded the RUNNER UP in the Banking Sector at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015, organized by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Sri Lanka.
ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards is the topmost award presented to Sustainability Reporting which ensures the corporate transparency and accountability.
Bank of the Year- 2015
Sampath Bank has been selected as the "Bank of the Year- 2015" by the prestigious The Banker Magazine of Financial Times, London.
The Banker award by the Financial Times - London is the global Oscar for Banking and has been designed to reward and promote industry wide excellence of global banking community. It is the longest running banking title in world and Sampath Bank has won the Banker award in years 2000, 2009, and 2010 before.
Annual Report Awards 2015
Sampath Bank was awarded the Silver award of the Banking Sector Category for its 2014 Annual Report at the CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards Competition. Further, the Bank was awarded the Silver award for Overall Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting.
Sri Lanka’s Best Commercial and Retail Bank in 2015
Sampath Bank has been awarded as the Best Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka and the Best Retail Bank of Sri Lanka for the Second Consecutive year by prestigious World Finance Magazine.
The World Finance Banking Awards are recognized as the definitive benchmark of banking excellence amongst both the international and local financial fraternities.
Overall Best Corporate Citizen 2015
Sampath Bank was adjudged as the “Overall Best Corporate Citizen 2015” at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards presented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Best Corporate and Sustainability Awards organized by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is the top most awards that a corporate entity can earn for its “Higher State of Corporate Excellence” under the Triple Bottom Line.
Apart from winning the coveted overall award, Sampath Bank also won the following four awards.
- Category Awards for the best performance in Customer Relations
- Sector Awards for the best performance in Finance Sector
- Triple Bottom Line Award for Social Sustainability (People)
- The Top Ten Corporate Citizens Award
CSR Brand of the Year 2015
Sampath Bank clinched the Gold Award in the category of CSR Brand of the Year at the 14th SLIM Brand Excellence Awards. Sampath Bank presented the success story of Sampath Saviya Entrepreneur Development program to win this prestigious award.
National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2015
Sampath Bank won the Bronze Award at National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2015, for “Automated Teller Safe” in the In-house Application Category.
The Bank has won 13 NBQSA awards so far and this is the 8th time to receive an award at the NBQSA.
Infosys Finacle Innovation Awards 2015
Sampath Bank won the Runner-Up Award at the Infosys Finacle Innovation Awards 2015 for “Sampath Cardless Cash” in the Product Innovation category on 09th October 2015 at an Award Ceremony held in Bangalore, India.
Sampath Bank was the only Sri Lankan bank to win an Award at this forum, among 104 initiatives from 84 countries.
Visa India & South Asia Client Forum 2015
Sampath Bank won two prestigious awards from the main categories at the “Visa India & South Asia Client Forum 2015” held in Goa, India.
- Outstanding achievement in credit card portfolio growth - awarded for the highest growth in credit card portfolios among banks in Sri Lanka.
- Breaking barriers - awarded for the highest growth in POS and ecommerce acceptance among banks in Sri Lanka.
Sampath Bank was the only Bank to receive two main category awards among banks in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Bestweb.lk Awards 2015
Sampath Bank Corporate Website was awarded as the Most Popular Website in the Corporate, Banking and Finance Category and the Bronze Award in the same category at the Bestweb.lk 2015 Award Ceremony held on 13th August 2015 at Kingsbury, Colombo.
5th Asia Best CSR Practices Awards and Asia Sustainability Excellence Awards
Sampath Bank won two prestigious awards for the ‘Best Use of CSR Practices in Banking & Finance’ and ‘Poverty Alleviation ‘in the 5th Asia Best CSR Practices Awards ceremony and also the Best Sustainability Report Award at the Asia Sustainability Excellence Awards conducted by CMO Asia which was held in Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
Sumathi Awards 2015
Sampath Bank Corporate Commercial was awarded as the Best Television Commercial of the Year - 1st Runner Up at the 20th Sumathi Awards which was held on 09th July 2015 at Nelum Pokuna Theater.
Sumathi Awards is a premier awards programme which recognizes the true excellence in the television medium and excellence in creativity, innovation.
Sampath Bank Corporate Commercial was awarded this prestigious award for bringing local insights and values to the target audience.
Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2015
Sampath Bank has won prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2015 under the category " Health promotions". The award ceremony was organized by Enterprise Asia which was held on 19th June 2015 at Banyan Tree, Macau SAR, China.
Sampath Bank has been selected for this prestigious award based on the Bank's continued endeavors on uplifting the Health Sector of Sri Lanka
Technology Development and Application through Local Partnerships Award 2014
Sampath Bank has been honoured with the “Technology Development and Application through Local Partnerships Award” in recognition of online corporate financial platform for the in-house developed Sampath Vishwa Corporate at the National Awards for Science and Technology Achievements (NASTA).
His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena presented this prestigious National Award to Sampath Bank at the Presidential Secretariat.
ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2014
Sampath Bank was awarded the RUNNER UP in the Banking Sector at the ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards 2014, organized by the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Sri Lanka.
ACCA Sustainability Reporting Awards is the topmost award presented to Sustainability Reporting which ensures the corporate transparency and accountability.
CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards 2014
Sampath Bank was awarded with the Gold award of the Banking Sector Category for its 2013 Annual Report at the CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards Competition held at Nelum Pokuna on 09th December 2014.
Further the Bank was awarded with the Bronze award for Overall Excellence in Financial Reporting among all the companies who participated for the competition.
Sumathi Awards 2014
Sampath Bank Television Commercial on Sampath Sevana was awarded as the Best Television Commercial of the Year - 1st Runner Up at the Sumathi Awards 2014 which was held on 27th November 2014 at BMICH.
Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2014
Sampath Bank has won prestigious awards in Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2014 - the country’s top most Corporate Social Responsibility Award ceremony organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
- Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award - Top Ten Recipient.
- Best Sustainability Project Awards - Winner awarded to "Hope for a Life" programme
( Endowment of Neuro Navigator System to National Hospital, Sri Lanka ).
- Best Sustainability Project Awards - Certificate of Merit awarded to "Outstanding Eco Teams".
- Best Sustainability Project Awards - Certificate of Merit awarded to "Wewata Jeewayak "
( Renovation of Dematawa Tank in Panduwasnuwara).
CSR Brand of the Year Award 2014
Sampath Bank has won The Silver Award in the category of CSR Brand of the Year at SLIM Brand Excellence Award Ceremony held on 21st October 2014 at BMICH.
SLIM Brand Excellence is the highly acclaimed brand related award ceremony in Sri Lanka which recognizes the Best/Stronger Brands in Sri Lanka.
National Best Quality ACT Awards 2014
Sampath Bank won the Gold Award for Commercial Applications (Sampath Corporate Payment System) and a Bronze Award for In-house Developed Applications (Electronic Teller System) at the National Best Quality ACT Awards 2014.
Sri Lanka’s Best Commercial and Retail Bank in 2014
Sampath Bank is Sri Lanka’s Best Commercial and Retail Bank in 2014, awarded at the World Finance Banking Awards.
The World Financing Banking Awards are recognised as the definitive benchmark of banking excellence amongst both the international and local financial fraternities.
Best Community Program Leadership Award 2014
Sampath Bank was awarded with the prestigious Best Community Program Leadership Award at the Asia Responsible Business Excellence Awards - 2014 held in Singapore on 1st August 2014 in recognition of our unstinted commitment and dedication as a socially responsible corporate citizen in uplifting the living standards of Sri Lankans through numerous community projects & awareness programmes.
SILVER AWARD at the BestWeb.LK 2014
Sampath Bank Website has won the SILVER AWARD at the BestWeb.LK 2014 Competition in the Corporate, Banking, Finance & Insurance category.
“BestWeb.lk 2014” is a unique and innovative competition organized by the LK Domain Registry for the fifth time to recognize the best websites in Sri Lanka.
Best Bank in Sri Lanka - 2014
Sampath Bank has been selected as the "Best Bank in Sri Lanka - 2014" by the prestigious Business Magazine "The Euromoney" for the second consecutive year .
Euromoney is a highly reputed global financial magazine involved in selecting best performing banks worldwide and conducts an annual competition to select best performing banks.
HR Excellence Awards 2014
Sampath Bank, Human Resources Management function has been recognized at National Level at the National HRM Conference 2014
Bank has been able to clinch the “Talent Management Award” which is presented to organizations based on overall excellence demonstrated in all spheres of HR. This is the second consecutive occasion that we were able to win this prestigious award.
Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2013
Sampath Bank was adjudged as the 1st runner up (overall in category A) at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2013, the country's top most CSR awards conducted by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
- Other than the above award, Sampath Bank also won the following awards.
- Sector winner – Economic Sustainability
- Category winner – Economic Contribution
- Top 10 category recipient
National Project Management Excellence Awards 2013
Sampath Bank has won a joint Runner Up award for "Sampath Vishwa" under 'Private Sector Projects' at the National Project Management Excellence Awards 2013.
“BEST BANK IN SRI LANKA – 2013” by prestigious "Euoromoney" Magazine
Euromoney is a highly reputed global financial magazine involved in selecting best performing banks worldwide and conducts an annual competition to select best performing banks.
The award was received by our Chairman Mr. Dhammika Perera at a ceremony held on 18 th July 2013 at the Hotel Conrad, Hong Kong.
National HR Excellence Awards 2013
Sampath Bank, Human Resource Management function has been recognized at National Level at the National HRM Conference 2013. Out of three National Level awards presented for Excellence in HR, Sampath Bank has been able to clinch two awards for Best Talent Management (HRM) and People Development (Training).
Further, at the same event, Sampath Bank has emerged as Champions of the “Great HR Debate 2013”.
National Best Quality Software Award 2013
Sampath Bank won two awards at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2013.
- Silver award for “Sampath iOS and Android App”
- Merit award for “E Reconciliation System”
ARC Awards 2012
Sampath Bank was awarded as the Gold Winner at the 26th Annual Celebration of the World’s Best Annual Reports 2012 International ARC Awards for 2011 Annual Report titled “Riding the Wave”.
The Charted Accountants Annual Report Awards 2012
Sampath Bank was awarded the management commentary – Gold Award, at The Charted Accountants Annual Report Awards 2012.
Award given by Mr. Arjuna Herath - Vice President of ICASL and received by Mr. Asanka Liyanage - Assistant Manager - Finance of Sampath Bank.
World Finance Awards 2012
Sampath Bank has earned an accolade by being awarded the Best Banking Group in Sri Lanka 2012, by the prestigious World Finance Magazine.
Mr. Dhammika Perera, Chairman of the board of directors of Sampath Bank PLC and Mr. Aravinda Perera, Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC with the World Finance Award 2012.
Lanka Clear Limited Awards 2012
Sampath Bank won two prestigious awards from the award ceremony of Lanka Clear Ltd. which was held at Hotel Galadari to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Out of 5 awards of the Medium Category, we were able to achieve these two awards as follows.
- Highest outward volume contributor in SLIPS
- Bank with the highest growth rate in SLIPS
National Best Quality ICT Awards 2011
Sampath Bank won two awards at the National Best Quality ICT Awards 2011.
- Silver award in the financial industry application category for Sampath Vishwa.
- Merit award in the in-house application category for Sampath IT Change Management System.
ARC Awards 2011
Sampath Bank Annual Report 2010 has won a "Gold Award" under the "Banks National" category at the 25 th "ARC Awards Ceremony" held in New York.
This is a reputed international competition to select the world's best annual reports and currently leading companies from about 60 countries are participating. Sampath Bank happened to be the only banking company in Sri Lanka to receive a gold award for the overall quality of the Annual Report
"South Asian Federation of Accountants" - SAFA Award 2010
Sampath Bank Annual Report of 2009 won the Joint - 1st Runner-up Award in the Banking Sector Category, presented by the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), for the best presented set of accounts among SAARC countries.
Bank of the Year - 2010
Sampath Bank has reached a greater height by clinching the global accolade for the second consecutive time "Bank of the Year - 2010" by the highly acclaimed international magazine "The Banker" of Financial Times Limited - London.
National Business Excellence Awards 2010
Sampath Bank won three prestigious awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2010,conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce to recognize the business organizations excelled in the Sri Lankan business industry.
Awards are as follows:
- Winner - Excellence in Business & Financial Performance
- Runner-up - Banking Sector
- Second Runner-up - Extra Large Category
e-Swabhimani Award 2010
Sampath Vishwa Corporate Trade Services facility has been selected as one of the country's Best e-Content Applications in the category of e-Business and Commerce at e-Swabhimani Award 2010.
Effie Advertising Awards 2010
We are delighted to announce that Sampath Bank won a Bronze Award for the thematic credit card campaign titled "Sampath Cards - The Responsible Choice" at the Effie Advertising Awards 2010.
National Best Quality Software Awards 2010
Sampath Bank won a Silver Award at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA). We were awarded the Silver for the "Sampath Vishwa Corporate – Trade Facility" under the in-house category.
Effie Advertising Awards 2009
We are delighted to announce that Sampath Bank won a Bronze Award for the product and it's campaign of “Kalin Cash” at the Effie Advertising Awards 2009.
Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2009
Sampath Bank won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for 2009 (Best Corporate Citizen 2009), the topmost award for corporate social responsibility, selected by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Other category awards are as follows:
- Top Ten Corporate Citizens in The Country for 2009
- Winner in the Community Relations
"Bank of the Year - 2009"
Sampath Bank has reached a greater height by clinching the global accolade "Bank of the Year - 2009" by the highly acclaimed international magazine "The Banker" of Financial Times Limited - London.
National Business Excellence Awards 2009
Sampath Bank has been awarded four accolades at the National Business Excellence Awards ceremony 2009, organized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.
These prestigious awards are follows:
- Winner of the Banking Sector of Sri Lanka Award
- Winner in Excellence in Business & Financial Performance Award
- Silver Award for the Overall Competition for National Business Excellence
- First Runner-Up Award in the Extra Large Category
"South Asian Federation of Accountants" - SAFA Award 2009 for Financial Reporting
Sampath Bank has won the prestigious award of "SAFA" 2009 as the joint 1st Runner-Up for Best Presented Accounts in the Banking Institutions category for the Bank Annual Report 2008.
National Science and Technology Awards 2008
Sampath Bank has been honored at the National Science and Technology Awards 2008 under the category of “Locally developed new Technologies which have resulted in a successfully Marketed Product / Services” for its innovative product “Sampath eRemittance System”.
This is the first time that “national level” award of this magnitude has been awarded for a commercial remittance software application considering its significant value addition to the country as well as to the commercial banking industry. The effort was recognized by His Excellency the President and the Hon. Prime Minister, evaluating its contribution to the development of the nation through the innovative use of science & Technology.
National Business Excellence Awards 2008
Sampath Bank has been honored with two awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2008 conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.
- Excellence In Best Performance Management Practices - Winner
- Banking & Financial Service Sector - Runner-Up
The Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2008
Sampath Bank has been recognized as one of the Best Corporate Citizens for the fourth consecutive year, at the “Ten Best Corporate Citizens Award – 2008”, conducted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Apart from the above prestigious position, our CSR efforts have been honored with the following awards as well.
- Best Corporate Citizen - 2nd Runner Up
- Category Winner - Community Relations
- Special Projects on CSR - 1st Runner Up (Empowerment and Entrepreneurship)
National Best Quality Software Awards 2008
Sampath Bank won a Gold Award and a Merit Award at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA). We were awarded the Gold for the "Credit Approval System (CAS)" and the Merit Award was won by "Electronic Money Transfer (EMTS)" application, both under the in-house category.
Award for Brand Excellence 2008
Sampath Bank PLC was awarded the "Brand Leadership Award" at the Asia Brand Congress which was held in Mumbai India. The award was based on the following criteria.
- Target Consumer and Brand Objectives
- Brand Strategies and Performance
- Market Performance
- Innovations in Product and Strategy
ACCA Sri Lanka Award for Sustainability Reporting 2007
Award of commendation for Annual Report 2006, this was presented for "Innovative projects clearly integrating sustainability principles".
The Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2007
Sampath Bank was selected as the 2nd Runner Up from top ten category winners at the recently held Best Corporate Citizen Award 2007 ceremony conducted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Bank secured the first place of the Economic Performance Category and won the Inaugural award for the best special projects on CSR Award 2007 for its Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives.
National Chamber Of Commerce – Business Excellence Award 2007
Sampath Bank won two awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2007 conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.
- Banking Sector - Winner
- Best Capacity Builder - Runner-Up
National Best Quality Software Awards 2007
Sampath Mobile Cash System won the Gold Award in the Financial Category at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) Ceremony conducted by the British Computer Society Sri Lanka Section. And also won the Silver Award in the Overall Category and the Special Award for best financial application software 2007, presented by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Superbrands 2006 - 2008
Sampath Bank has achieved Superbrands status following a strict selecting process carried out by the Sri Lanka Superbrands Council.
The Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2006
Sampath Bank PLC, one of the most outstanding private commercial banks in the country, emerged as one of the “Best Corporate Citizens” for the third consecutive year at the recently concluded “Best Corporate Citizen Award 2006” ceremony, conducted by “The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce”. Apart from this, the Bank was the award winner of the “Best Economic Performance” category.
“South Asian Federation of Accountants” – SAFA Best Presented Account Award 2005
Sampath Bank was placed second in the SAFA Best Presented Accounts Award 2005 in the Banking Sector category.
SAFA is the Regional Body of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in South Asia.
National Chamber Of Commerce – Business Excellence Award 2005
2nd Runner up in the Banking Category for Business Excellence.
Excellence in Annual Reports 2005 Runner-up in the Banking Institutions Category
Sampath Bank won the Runner-up Award in the category BANKING INSTITUTIONS at the "Awards for Excellence in Annual Reports". Competition conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
The Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2005 Winner in the Economic performance category
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to a truly patriotic and benevolent member of society at the Best Corporate Citizen Awards 2005 when they declared Sampath Bank the co-winner in the Economic Performance Category. Sampath Bank also had the rare honour of being the only bank among the Ten Best Corporate Citizens in Sri - Lanka.
National Best Quality Software Awards 2005
Sampath Bank won the Gold Award in the Financial Application Category (Sri Lanka) at “BCS - National Best Quality software Awards 2005” for IVR Based Bill Payment System, in association with Dialog Telekom.
The National Icon Award 2005
Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), the national body of marketers in association with TNS one of the largest research agencies in the world conducted the National Icon Awards. SLIM has been recognized as the leading body recognizing excellence in advertising, branding etc.,
While there are many awards in Sri Lanka, there appears to be little cognizance of the common people's point of view in deciding the best, or the most admired.
The idea of the National Icon Awards is to uncover popular choice - the people's point of view and the theme of this award scheme is "Power to the People".
The first ever scientific research survey based approach decided the winners which captured the views of a cross section of the Sri Lankan across the inland.
This did not involve an application process.
Sampath Bank was nominated and won the award under "Most Liked Advertising - Blue Collared Segment" for our advertisement on Double S featuring Mr Wijaya Nandasiri.
We were also short listed for the Final nominations of following categories;
- Most Liked Advertising - Kids & Teens
- Most Preferred Brand - Overall
- Most Liked Advertising - Overall
Mr Anil Amarasuriya, our CEO himself accepted the award at a Grand Ceremony held at the "Waters Edge" on 28th March 2005.
“South Asian Federation of Accountants” – SAFA Best Presented Account Award 2004
Sampath Bank is known for its superior performance throughout all its areas of operation. The high standards of the bank are also reflected in the annual reports produced. The quality, reliability and professionalism that are hallmarks of the Sampath Bank financial reports have been recognized both locally and internationally. At the closure of another successful year, Sampath Bank was adjudged runner up in the banking sector category at this international event for its presentation of the year’s records.
Sampath Bank was the winner of National HRM Award - Services sector (Large Category) 2002
In recognition of best practices in Human Resource Management we were adjudged the winner out of 67 participant companies.
National HRM awards - 2002 was organized by the Post Graduate Institute of Management, Institute of Personnel Management and Association of HR Professionals.
Bank of the Year Award - 2000 - Sri Lanka The Banker
Award was presented based on
- Technology Initiatives
- Overall Strategy
Inclusion in the Forbes Global Financial 300 List - 1999
Sampath Bank was rated as one of the 300 Best Small Companies in the World.
Inclusion in the Prestigious Asia Week Financial 500 -1998
Asia Week Magazine.
Asian Banking Digest Award in1998
Award was presented
- For the "Outstanding New Business Venture Project" for introducing the Debit Card in the Whole of South Asian Region
Asian Banking Digest Award in 1997
Award was presented
For the Outstanding Progress made in the Small Banking Sector
The Best Managed Commercial Bank in Sri Lanka - 1996 Asiamoney Magazine
The Best Managed Commercial Bank in Sri Lanka - 1997 Asiamoney Magazine
The Best Managed Commercial Bank in Sri Lanka - 1998 Asiamoney Magazine
Awards were based on
- Leader in Banking Technology
- ATM Networking (Unibanking)
- Introducing Plastic Card