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Sampath to create banking history by opening 10 branches in one day

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As a leading bank in the country, which transformed the banking industry with its innovative and revolutionary products, Sampath Bank is no stranger when it comes to writing the pages of banking history in Sri Lanka.

It has always been a key intention for the bank to expand its network to reach out to its customers; ensuring cutting edge banking services are provided, even in the rural villages.
Taking this initiative one step ahead, Sampath Bank takes a momentous step forward on 29 April 2011, with the opening of 10 new branches on the same day at different parts of the island. It is indeed, the very first time a Sri Lankan bank has embarked on such a mission, thus writing a new page in the history of banking in Sri Lanka.
The 10 branches being opened in order are Akuressa (179), Beliatta (180), Habaraduwa (181), Ahangama (182), Maradagahamula(183), Menikhinna (184), Ninthavur (185), Thirunelveli (186) Hettipola (187) and Rambukkana (188), completing 188 branches in the electronically-linked islandwide network. All branches are equipped with the latest technology such as internet facilities, ATMs and e-banking facilities to provide fast and easy service around the clock. A complete range of products and services are on offer for savings accounts, current accounts, fixed deposits, foreign currency accounts, business, personal and home loan facilities, leasing facilities, credit card services etc., Sampath Bank offers innovative savings schemes for children, teenagers, young executives and senior citizens with a host of facilities, which can be customised to suit the individual needs of the account holders.

Winning The Banker – ‘Bank of the Year’ Award presented by The Financial Times Magazine in UK consecutively in 2009 and 2010 bears ample testimony for the level of service and quality of products and services of Sampath Bank.
Several other national and international accolades won by Sampath Bank such as the National Business Excellence Awards, Best Corporate Citizen Award and National HRM Awards are the proof to the continuous improvements the Sampath team undertakes, challenging themselves to reach higher and higher levels of service surpassing the mediocre and the expected.
Taking on its role in social responsibility, Sampath Bank will continue to play an active part in the development of the localities in which its branches are based, while focusing on uplifting the lifestyles of the people by providing guidance in cottage businesses with suitable financial solutions though the bank and encouraging thriftiness among the people through the various savings options which offer novel benefits and high interests.
Sampath Bank has emerged as a dynamic and fast growing bank with a solid financial stability and a leading market share creating value for all stakeholders.
Sampath Team takes the honour of inviting the people of these areas to step in to its branches to experience banking as never before. With friendly, professional and well versed team members to assist you with a smile at your every query and a host of facilities driven by the latest technology, Sampath Bank is well geared to meet the demands of the changing pace of business and the world.

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