HNB FINANCE recognised as a Best Place to Work in Sri Lanka for fourth consecutive year

February 09, 2021: Affirming their deep commitment to maintaining an inclusive and positive work environment for its employees, leading integrated financial company HNB FINANCE was recently recognised among Sri Lanka’s Top 40 Best work places in 2020 for the fourth successive year – a position highly coveted by organisations across the country.

The company’s victory was further amplified when it went on to secure the Bronze Award in the Extra Large Enterprise Category. The prestigious annual awards ceremony was held on the 21st of January, 2021 at Hilton Colombo, with Dr. Ravi Fernando and HNB PLC Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody welcomed as special guests.

“Being recognised as a top place to work in Sri Lanka for the fourth consecutive year is an incredible honour. We are proud to say that despite the massive challenges of the past year, our team has successfully navigated a tough business environment with aplomb.  I attribute this victory entirely to the remarkable resilience and perseverance they have displayed in meeting any challenge that have come their way head on, with a strong spirit of innovation.  We operate with the firm belief that organizations that earn their employees’ trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results. This is wholly evident in our proven ability to deliver exceptional financial services.” HNB FINANCE PLC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chaminda Prabhath stated.

Over the years, HNB FINANCE has actively fostered inclusive and diverse work culture, enforced across a spectrum of areas that includes recruitment, while ensuring non-discrimination and solidifying a merit-based culture. Their employee engagement approach aims to create a motivated workforce in a safe and friendly environment, with ample opportunities for career development and skill building. The company’s business operations are consistently strengthened through continuous employee input.

HNB FINANCE was initially recognized as a leading employer in 2017 when it clinched the Bronze Award for ‘A Great Workplace’ and went on to secure the Silver Award for ‘Extra Large Sized Enterprise’ in 2018. The Company also received the prestigious ‘Special Award for Pride and Advocacy’ among its workforce in 2017. In 2019, HNB FINANCE became the only Sri Lankan financial institution to be featured in the coveted top 25 great places to work in Asia in the large category.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, leading the industry with the most rigorous, data-based model for quantifying employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. Their trade-mark methodology builds on the Trust Model by ensuring that every single employee, no matter who they are or what they do for their company, is having a consistently positive experience at work. This model is used to evaluate all of their highly competitive Best Workplace lists.


HNB FINANCE PLC was established in the year 2000 and is licensed as a registered Finance Company by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Maintaining an extensive island-wide presence across 60 branches and 10 service Centers. HNB FINANCE offers a range of exceptional financial services which include Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loans as well as leasing, gold loans, housing loans, personal loans, savings and fixed deposits facilities.