Sampath Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Malik Ranasinghe as its Chairman with effect from 2nd April 2019.
Professor Malik Ranasinghe, who was the Deputy Chairman of the Bank since August 2016, will take on his new role from the 2nd April 2019. His rich experience and deep understanding of the Bank’s core values will be invaluable in achieving its objectives.
Professor Ranasinghe is a former Vice-Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, Member of the University Grants Commission and Independent Non-Executive Director on number of Corporate Boards. He is a Fellow Member, Chartered Engineer and International Professional Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Fellow Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka and The Institute of Project Managers of Sri Lanka and a Graduate Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors. He obtained his PhD from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in Civil Engineering Economics as a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar.
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.