Amãna Bank was the first bank to be inaugurated by Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal during his tenure in office.
Congratulating the directors and employees of Amãna Bank for their achievement, the Governor said that “We have set out the areas in which we are particularly looking to see new banks being formulated in Sri Lanka.
We have been supporting new banking institutions to come in if they were to support the infrastructure developments in our country or if they were supporting remittances into the country or if it they were instrumental in providing finances and expertise to the SME sector.
I think your overall vision and plans encompass all these three criterias and we are hopeful that you will play a very significant role in the economic development of our nation.”
In his address he also mentioned that he was confident that with the directors, advisors and other stakeholders Amãna Bank has, including the three banking giants from Malaysia, Bangladesh and the Middle-East, the Bank can transform itself into a star in the banking sector.
In his concluding remarks the Governor on behalf of the Central Bank welcomed the new addition to the banking family and expressed “we are looking forward to your contribution which will bring prosperity to your clients and prosperity to our country.”