6 - Sampath Bank
It is a privilege for me to be here today and to be recognised from the Business Today as one of the top corporates. Over the years we have been stepping up in our rankings, especially due to the loyal customers who have been contributing towards the betterment of the bank. I must also take this opportunity to thank our current Chairman, Mr Channa Palansooriya and the Board of Directors for the excellent guidance they have been providing us to maintain and run the bank. I will be failing in my duties if I also do not thank our former Chairman Mr Dhammika Perera who has been a tower of strength, together with our former Managing Director Mr Aravinda Perera who has been guiding the Sampath Bank and retired a couple of months ago. The Sampath team had humble beginnings 30 years ago and we have been climbing gradually serving all parts of the country and expanding especially to the unbanked and the under banked as well. So over the years, collectively all stakeholders have been contributing to the bank and we do understand our responsibilities as a national bank.
Once again we thank Business Today for recognising and having this event, which is a great encouragement to the corporate sector. While we thank Business Today and all stakeholders for their contribution we would continue to discharge our responsibilities towards making a better Sri Lanka tomorrow.