HNB steps up as official banker to APLA



A unique retail banking package to Associated Professional Lecturers’ Association (APLA) as the official banking partner to offer members a host of benefits and access to digital service.

The one of a kind partnership for both parties, offers APLA members attractive benefits and special interest rates for all of HNB’s retail products including housing and personal loans, leasing facilities, credit cards and all Rupee and foreign currency account.

The memorandum of understanding between the two parties was signed in the presence of HNB
Executive Director/ Chief Operating Officer, Dilshan Rodrigo, HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail
& SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, HNB Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana Karunagama, APLA President Dr. Amith Pussella, APLA Secretary Kamal Priyankara and APLA Deputy Treasurer Chandika Jeewantha at HNB Towers recently.

HNB is also set to issue an affinity credit card for all APLA members in the future in addition to offering a range of digital services such as HNB SOLO and HNB MOMO. The 3,300 members scattered across the island can contact the nearest HNB Customer Centre for further details.

With 251 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. The bank has continuously won prestigious accolades including being declared Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for 2020 by the Asian Banker Magazine in addition to being ranked among the Top 1,000 banks globally by The Banker Magazine. Locally, HNB claimed seven awards at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2019. The first Sri Lankan bank to obtain an international credit rating, HNB is rated on par with the sovereign by Moody’s Investors Service, and the long-term national rating of HNB was revised upward by two notches to AA+ (lka) recently by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.


From Left: APLA President Dr. Amith Pussella with HNB Executive Director/ Chief Operating Officer, Dilshan Rodrigo in center, with APLA Deputy Treasurer Chandika Jeewantha, APLA Secretary Kamal Priyankara, HNB Deputy General Manager- Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne and HNB Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana Karunagama.
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