November, 18, 2016
As part of its continued CSR focus towards Children, Amãna Bank made another valuable contribution to the Children’s Ward (15B) of the Colombo South (Kalubowila) General Hospital by donating acute medical equipment. The donation was made by the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer to the Director of the Colombo South Teaching Hospital Dr. Asela Gunawardena in the presence of the Bank’s CFO Ali Wahid, Vice President Business Banking Amrit CanagaRetna along with the participation of consultant doctors, nurses of the ward and staff of the Bank.
Having taken up the responsibility in 2006 to maintain the Children’s Ward, Amãna has assisted the requirements of the ward including providing of medicines to facilitate the timely treatment of the patients, partitioning, colour washing, repairs as well as donation of IT equipment.
Commenting on the occasion, Amãna Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer said, “We are privileged to continue this bond with the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital and are committed to do our best for the betterment of Children in line with our CSR focus. We believe this equipment will be of much support for the ward in carrying out its good work more efficiently.”
Also sharing his thoughts Dr. Gunawardena said, “We are very happy to note the continuous commitment of Amãna Bank towards the hospital and the children’s ward for which we are truly thankful. They have understood the significant role we play in society and have always extended a helping hand to meet the necessities of the children’s ward during the last 10 years”
The Bank also presented a gift pack to all children admitted to the ward, in order to put a smile on their faces.
Amãna Bank PLC is the first Licensed Commercial Bank in Sri Lanka to operate in complete harmony with the non-interest based Islamic banking model. Fitch Ratings, in October 2015, affirmed the Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) with a Stable Outlook. The Bank was recognized as the Best ‘Up-and-Comer’ Islamic Bank of the World by ‘Global Finance Magazine’ at the 18th Annual World’s Best Banks Award Ceremony held in Washington DC, USA. The Bank was also bestowed the coveted title ‘Islamic Finance Entity of the Year 2016’ at the inaugural Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia Awards Ceremony held in July. Powered by the stability and support of its strategic shareholders including, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, AB Bank in Bangladesh and Islamic Development Bank based in Saudi Arabia, Amãna Bank is making strong inroads within the Sri Lankan banking industry and is focused on capitalizing the growing market potential for its unique banking model across the country.
Photo caption: Amãna Bank CEO Mohmed Azmeer handing over a Cardiac Monitor to the Head Nurse of the Kalubowila Hospital Children’s Ward 15B along with Director of the Colombo South Teaching Hospital Dr. Asela Gunawardena, The Bank’s CFO Ali Wahid, Vice President Business Banking Amrit CanagaRetna, Manager - Marketing and Corporate Communications Azim Rali, and other Consultant Doctors of the Hospital look on