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Amãna Bank continues partnership with FACETS 2018 as Official Banker

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Amãna Bank has joined hands for the second consecutive year with the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association to be the official banking partner for their annual showpiece exhibition FACETS 2018. Facets, Sri Lanka’s premier International Gem and Jewellery exhibition, will be held for the 28th consecutive year from 30 August to 2 September at the BMICH under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Commenting on this sponsorship, Amãna Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer said: “We are honoured to continue our partnership with FACETS 2018, which has over the years built a strong reputation in the International Gem and Jewellery industry and has brought great value towards uplifting Sri Lanka’s export economy. As a bank which follows a unique and people-friendly model of banking focused on the Retail and SME Markets, we greatly look forward to supporting the growth of the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka.”

Also sharing his views, FACETS Sri Lanka Chairman Mushtaq Jabir said: “Having a bank that has been recognised and awarded on both local and international platforms, whilst presenting a new way forward in banking in Sri Lanka based on stability, uniqueness and honour, as the official banking partner of FACETS for the second consecutive year is indeed a privilege which will also enhance the image and ensure the success of this international event.”     

Amãna Bank is the country’s first and only licenced Commercial Bank to operate in complete harmony with the globally growing non-interest-based banking model. With the mission of ‘Enabling growth and enriching lives’, the bank reaches out to its customers through a growing network of 29 branches and more than 4,000 ATM access points and has introduced an array of customer conveniences such as Internet and Mobile Banking, Debit Card with SMS alerts, Online Account Opening, 365 Day Banking, Saturday Banking, Extended Banking Hours, 24x7 Cash Deposit Machines and Banking Units Exclusively for Ladies.

Amãna Bank Plc is a standalone 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 in 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 revising its outlook to Positive from Stable. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions representing the bank.

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