Sampath Bank received recognition as Sri Lanka’s ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Commercial Bank’ for the eighth consecutive year at the World Finance Banking Awards organized by the World Finance magazine based in the UK. Flying the Sri Lankan flag high at this global forum where the Bank has been receiving both these awards every year since 2014, Sampath Bank is the only bank from the country to be recognized here this year too. The World Finance Banking Award is one of the most respected accolades in the banking and financial services sector globally. The renowned World Finance magazine has been celebrating achievement, innovation, and brilliance since 2007 through these annual awards recognize banks’ excellence across several criteria. “It is our honor and privilege to be rated amongst the best banking and financial service providers in the world, and emerge as the ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Commercial Bank’ in Sri Lanka for the eighth consecutive year at the World Finance Banking Awards,” said Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank. “We could not have achieved this without the trust and support of our customers, investors, and business partners and the ingenuity and commitment of our team members. Awards such as this give us added impetus to recommit ourselves to delivering greater value to our customers and all other stakeholders, as we continue to present their future.” This recognition, one of the innumerable awards and accolades bestowed on Sampath Bank, comes when Sri Lanka and the world at large are reeling under the impact of a global health and economic crisis. The Bank has continued to rise steadily on corporate leaderboards, earning several distinctions for both its financial strength and performance as well as the love, respect, and trust it has gained from its customers and the industry.