An article was published on a website this morning and being shared in social media about a financial irregularity at Sampath Bank. Some of the information published are inaccurate and misleading. However, due to ongoing investigations, the Bank is not in a position to disclose detailed information.
This incident occurred a few months back and the Bank has already taken appropriate measures to correct the situation and ensure no-recurrence.
We wish to assure the public that we have taken steps to ensure that our customers will not be affected in anyway due the incident reported.
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.
Mr. Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank PLC accepted the award on behalf of the Bank from H.E. President Maithripala Sirisena amidst a distinguished audience of leaders from across the public and private sectors.
Sampath Bank's Managing Director, Mr. Nanda Fernando, has been recognized by leading Sri Lankan business magazine, LMD, in its 2018 A-List of Sri Lankan Businesspeople. He joins leaders from across different industries who "continue to drive the nation's engine of growth".
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.