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Cargills Bank shines with 3 awards at Lankapay Technovation Awards 2019

October, 19, 2019

Cargills Bank won three awards for the second year in succession at the recent Lankapay Technovation Awards 2019. The bank won Gold in the coveted category of “Bank of the year for Financial Inclusivity”, as well as two merit awards as the acquiring bank for “Best Mobile Application for Retail Payments”.

The awards were organized by Lanka Clear Pvt Ltd to recognize banks, non-banking financial institutions and FinTechs for their excellence in digital innovation. The event was held under the patronage of the Hon. Ajith P Perera, Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, Dr. IndrajitCoomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and His Excellency Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Sri Lanka.

‘Being recognized once again, is a testament to the consistent dedication and excellence of our staff’ said the Chief Operating Officer at Cargills Bank, Mr. Rohan Muttiah. ‘The Gold award for “Bank of the year for Financial Inclusivity” demonstrates our passion towards uplifting the lives of every Sri Lankan. We are privileged to be part of the national initiatives of Lanka Pay and the Central Bank, and will continue to be the Bank of choice to our Fintec partners”, he stated further.

‘Cargills’ is a brand that has been faithfully serving Sri Lankans for 175 years, built on a foundation of values and ethics. True to this heritage, Cargills Bank is taking banking to the masses by being inclusive and accessible. Cargills Bank is a fully-fledged licensed commercial bank with an A- (lka) Fitch Rating. The unique “Cargills Cash” service has enabled account holders to deposit and withdraw cash at almost 400 Cargills Food City outlets island-wide allowing them to do grocery shopping and banking at the same place at their convenience.

Cargills Bank’s Head Office is in Colpetty, with branches at Maitland Crescent, Maharagama, Old Moor Street, Wattala, Rajagiriya, Kandy, Peradeniya, NuwaraEliya, Ratnapura, Thanamalwila, Matara, Galle, Kurunegala, Chilaw, Kaduruwela, Vavuniya, Chunnakam and Jaffna.

Photo captions: (Above) Asanka Mahanama, Manager IT Delivery Channels & Indika Fernando, Head of IT Application Development, Cargills Bank | Presented by: Mr. Chandana Rodrigo, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment | Accompanied by: Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Chairman of the Panel of Judges, Mr. Sarath N Silva, Former Chairman –LankaClear&Mr. Channa de Silva, GM/CEO LankaClear. (Below – left) Himeshi Fernando, Manager Alternate Channels &Asanka Mahanama, Manager IT Delivery Channels, Cargills Bank | Presented by: Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor - Central Bank | Accompanied by: Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Chairman of the Panel of Judges, Mr. Anil Amarasuriya, Chairman LankaClear&Mr. Channa de Silva, GM/CEOand (right) Himeshi Fernando, Manager Alternate Channels, Asanka Mahanama, Manager IT Delivery Channels & Chathuni Jayasinghe, Executive Alternate Channels, Cargills Bank | Presented by: Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor - Central Bank | Accompanied by: Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Chairman of the Panel of Judges, Mr. Anil Amarasuriya, Chairman LankaClear&Mr. Channa de Silva, GM/CEO