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Amãna Bank’s total assets cross Rs. 100 bn with over Rs. 1 bn operating profit

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Amãna Bank crossed the LKR 100 billion mark in Total Assets as at YE2020, a milestone bearing evidence to its accelerated growth, which comes in a context where the Bank has completed only 9 years in banking operations.

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic related challenges, the Bank has showcased strong resilience specially during the first 3 quarters of the year and has bounced back strongly in Q4 with a remarkable 51% growth in pre-tax profit recording LKR 372.1 million in comparison to LKR 246.2 million in Q4 2019. Post-tax profit for the same period stood at LKR 213.3 million. In comparison to Q3 2020, the Bank’s pre-tax and post-tax profits grew significantly by 168% and 167% respectively in Q4 2020. As a result of its resurgent Q4 performance, the Bank, for the 12 months of 2020, reported LKR 761.4 million as profit before tax and LKR 463.7 million as profit after tax. It is noteworthy that the profit after tax of 2020 is higher than the LKR 460.9 million reported in 2019.

Maintaining a healthy financing margin of 3.7%, the Bank’s Net Financing Income grew 9% YoY to close at LKR 3.45 billion, while achieving LKR 1.13 billion during Q4 alone, demonstrating a growth of 53% against Q4 2019. Despite import control having an adverse impact on trade related fee income, the Bank reported a Net Operating Income of LKR 3.72 billion for 2020. Having successfully curtailed operating expenses, as a result of the continued focus on cost containment, the Bank recorded an Operating Profit Before VAT, NBT and DRL of LKR 1.15 billion for 2020. The Bank’s aggregate tax contribution of LKR 691 million accounted for 60% of the Bank’s Operating Profit before all taxes.



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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