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HNB secures Top 3 position on Business Today rankings

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Consolidating an outstanding reputation for excellence and a legacy of digital innovation even in the volatile backdrop of the COVID pandemic, Sri Lanka’s most popular retail bank, HNB PLC was ranked among the Top 3 on Business Today prestigious list of the Top 30 Corporates in Sri Lanka.

Compiled following a stringent series of evaluations of all participants, the Business Today’s Top 30 Rankings assess nominees on their quality of growth, corporate governance and long-term vision. During the period in review, HNB’s strong financial performance, and proven ability to introduce novel technology-enabled capabilities, products, and services helped the bank secure a ranking amongst the Top 3.

“Our brand has evolved over decades into one of the strongest banking franchises both locally and internationally. Our position among the foremost corporates in the Business Today Top 30 ranking stands as a testament to the ambitious and transformational journey that we are pursuing.

“Given the uncertainties we experienced this year, corporate Sri Lanka has realigned and readjusted its strategies to face the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolds. In such a volatile environment, HNB doubled down on technological transformation, in order to rapidly adapt to the ‘new normal’ of socially distanced, and increasingly digital customer engagement.

“Moving forward, innovation and new thinking are a must for any organisation to grow sustainably. Accordingly, over the coming year we will continue to explore new pathways for the bank to evolve and thrive despite the uncertain macroeconomic conditions that may emerge over the next year,” HNB Managing Director and CEO Jonathan Alles said.

The Business Today ranking is the most recent in a string of accolades bestowed on HNB in recognition of its transformational approach to banking. Over the recent past, HNB was also ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine.

Additionally, HNB’s remarkable track record of excellence helped secure its place among the ‘Top 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka’ by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Based on its performance over the past 25 years, the bank was also included in the LMD Top 100 Club.

Similarly, HNB was presented with the award for Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020. The award marked the second consecutive year in which the bank was declared country winners in a category which prior to 2018 had been dominated by multinational banks.

Other prestigious accolades won by the bank include the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka award for 2020 by the Asian Banker Magazine and a total of seven awards at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2019 organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.



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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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