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Amãna Bank extends care towards 14-year-old thalassemia patient

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Chief Legal Officer Preeni Koralege handing over the donation to Mr and Mrs Rajapaksha alongside with Chief Financial Officer Ali Wahid, Vice President Retail Banking and Marketing Siddeeque Akbar, Manager Card Business and Value Added Services Sanjeewa Fonseka and Manager Quality Assurance Sahan Wickramasinghe



Amãna Bank’s CSR focuses attention on children, especially in the areas of education and health. Amãna Bank recently stepped forward to help a 14-year-old Thalassemia Major patient Hasini Imasha Rajapaksha, who is the only child of retired Sri Lankan Army Soldier R.M. Aruna Krishantha Rajapaksha.

When Amãna Bank got to know via media about Hasini, who waited 13 years to find a matching bone marrow, Amãna Bank came forward to bridge the full balance payment required to settle the surgery and hospitalisation charges within a few days. When the bank approached them in their financial call, Hasini’s father said, “We began treatment when she was just eight months old and I have been fighting really hard to raise funds while also serving my country. I am thankful for Amãna Bank for coming forward to support my family during this hour of need.” In addition Amãna Bank has offered financial assistance for post-surgery treatment to facilitate complete cure, which is still a daunting challenge for the parents. 

Commenting on this initiative, Amãna Bank Vice President Retail Banking and Marketing Siddeeque Akbar said, “When we heard of the status of Hasini’s surgery, we wanted to come forward and help her and her parents to overcome the situation they were facing. We are happy that Hasini is on her way towards a stable recovery, and appreciate the untiring effort of her parents in curing her illness. We are so honoured to be involved in this contribution supporting the family of a retired war hero.”

Amãna Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% stake of the Bank. The IDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with an authorised capital base of over $ 150 billion which has a membership of 57 countries. Fitch Ratings, in June 2018, affirmed Amãna Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) while upgrading its outlook to Positive from Stable. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions representing the Bank.

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