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.
Sampath Bank was awarded as one of Sri Lanka’s 10 Most Admired Companies at the “Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka 2018”awards ceremony
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 rewarded with "The Best TV Commercial of the Year" (1st Runner Up) at the 23rd Sumathi Awards
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.
In line with its commitment to providing the highest levels of service to its customers, Sampath Bank commissioned a drive-through automated teller machine (ATM) at its Colombo Super Branch premises located at 103, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07. The ATM was ceremonially unveiled by Mr. Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank, in the presence of members of the Bank’s Corporate Management.
The drive-through ATM provides Sampath Bank customers with a host of services including cash withdrawals, Cardless Cash facility, credit card settlements, utility bill payments, mobile cash facilities, balance inquires and many more. Located securely within the branch premises, it provides an added layer of safety and convenience as patrons of the ATM can drive in through a dedicated entry driveway and access its services from within their vehicles, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Another milestone is created in the history of Sri Lankan Banking industry by Sampath Bank with the launch of first Banking Robot today. The ceremonial opening was graced by Mr Nanda Fernando, Managing Director of Smapath Bank at the Headquarters Branch.
The Banking Robot is an automated teller which uses artificial intelligence to understand vocal requests and perform the relevant transactions in the form of a humanoid robot.
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.
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.
Sampath Bank recognized as the Winner of "Most Innovative Bank" at 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.
Sampath Bank has been nominated for the ‘Most Popular Electronic Payment Product’ at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards, 2017. We invite you to vote for Sampath Bank at www.technnovation.lk Hurry! Entries close on 09th June 2017, at 12 Noon.
Our Latest Off-Site ATM opened at No 59, 1/1, Bosevana Viharaya, Maligawatte Road, Colombo 10.