26 June 2020: Committing towards the ongoing national efforts to build a resilient nation, employees of Sri Lanka’s most preferred integrated financial services institution HNB FINANCE donated Rs. 2.5 million to the ‘Itukama’ COVID-19. HNB FINANCE noted that its staff had come forward to contribute part of their salaries to support initiatives of the Government, which are aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus in the country while uplifting the lives of Sri Lankans by spearheading various social welfare programs.
HNB FINANCE Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chaminda Prabhath, along with the senior management team of HNB FINANCE including Chief Operating Officer Priyalal Arangala, Deputy General Manager of Human Resource Ruwan Fernando, Deputy General Manager of Liability Sales Bimal Seneviratne and Head of Training Anura Udawatte handed over the monetary contribution recently, to the Additional Secretary of the Presidential Secretariat during a brief meeting at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
Commenting on this timely donation, HNB Finance Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Chaminda Prabhath said, “The COVID-19 epidemic has led to an unprecedented crisis in many economies and healthcare sectors around the world. HNB FINANCE along with our employees stands united with the Government and all those who have been affected in these challenging and difficult times. We commend our healthcare workers, members of the tri-forces, police and government servants for working tirelessly to curb the spread of COVID-19 and risking their lives to ensure our safety. This is but a small token of our appreciation and support for their immeasurable contribution, as they continue to stand in the frontline of battling this deadly epidemic.”
The ‘Itukama’ project is a fundraising initiative for the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund established by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which will address the critical healthcare needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and improve Sri Lanka’s long term preparedness for health emergencies.
HNB FINANCE Limited 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 48 branches and 21 service Centers with the power of Hatton National Bank’s 715 ATMs, HNB FINANCE has over the recent past expanded into new fields of business and now offers Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Loans in addition to savings, gold loans, housing loans, personal loans, fixed deposits facilities and leasing products.