HNBA Holds its Annual Banca Award Ceremony

Felicitating the trailblazers of its Bancassurance Channel, HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), held its annual Banca Award Ceremony recently at the Water’s Edge, Colombo. This glamorous event was graced by the presence of Mrs. Rose Cooray, Chairperson of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) as Chief Guest, together with Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi and Mr. Kalum Wijesooriya, and Members of the Senior Management of HNBA.

Sharing her thoughts at the event, Mrs. Rose Cooray stated “the Bancassurance Channel plays a significant role and makes a noteworthy contribution to the growth of the Company. The Banca Channel has shown a year-on-year double digit growth and the synergies between HNB and HNBA have created a set of dynamic expertise and an unmatchable competitive advantage. This natural fit surely reinforces our footprint and our market standing. HNBA is grateful for the support of HNB, the Parent Shareholder for strengthening this strategic partnership”.

Expressing his thoughts Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI stated “I take this opportunity to thank the Bancassurance team of HNBA for their continuous dedication and efforts and the cooperation between HNB and HNBA has resulted in providing both financial and protection solutions under one roof. This strategic partnership has helped us in capturing growth in specific market segments across the country especially through the widespread branch network of HNB”.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Kalum Wijesooriya, Assistant General Manager, Deposits and Remittances & Chief Employment Experience Officer of HNB stated “this strategic partnership would enable both entities to broaden its scope in terms of capturing new market segments and building its clientele and the shared goals and intentions of HNB and HNBA would further strengthen this strategic partnership”.

Amongst the plethora of awards presented at this prestigious event, Ms. M. H. N. Sandamali attached to the HNBA Matara Branch was awarded as the Best Bancassurance Officer of 2017.

Image Caption: Chairperson of HNBA and HNBGI Mrs. Rose Cooray presenting the Award to the Best Bancassurance Officer together with the Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Chief Operating Officer of HNBA Mr. Prasantha Fernando, Chief Business Officer of HNBA Mr. Ivan Nicholas and Assistant General Manager, Deposits and Remittances & Chief Employment Experience Officer of HNB Mr. Kalum Wijesooriya.

A Continuing Partnership; HNB Assurance Join Hands with the College of Community Physicians for the 3rd Consecutive Year

Continuing its strategic partnership for the 3rd consecutive year, HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) entered into an MoU with the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL). The primary objective of this partnership is to educate the general public on a number of topics related to health and wellbeing.

Sharing his thoughts on this strategic partnership, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated, “with the changing attitude and behavior towards health and wellbeing, communities face various health-related challenges and threats in their day-to-day lives and as a brand committed towards the wellbeing of the community, HNBA has taken various measures to address these health related concerns and to propagate the concept of healthy living and this strategic partnership is one such measure to promote the concept of healthy living. Through this partnership we hope to educate communities on a number of topics related to health and wellbeing”.

Sharing her thoughts on the MoU, Secretary of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Dr. Inoka Suraweera stated “We are extremely pleased to join hands with HNBA, a brand which has travelled an extra mile to propagate the concept of healthy living. Our environment has a significant impact on our health in various aspects and the changes to our environment including pollution, climate change and exposure to toxic chemicals cause serious threats to human life. And this year CCPSL has outlined a series of programs island wide following the theme, “Healthy Environment, A Healthy Investment for a Healthier Nation” to create awareness on environmental health and its impact on human life”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 59 branches.  HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for “National Insurer Financial Strength Rating” and “National Long- term Rating”. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC.  HNBA is rated within the Top 100 Brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won International awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence and also won many awards for its Annual Reports at the Award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and SAFA (South Asian Federation of Accountants).

Image Caption: L-R Dr. Nimali Wijegoonewardene, Assistant Secretary CCPSL, Dr. Inoka Suraweera, Secretary CCPSL, Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Managing Director/CEO HNBA and HNBGI, Mr. Prasantha Fernando, Chief Operating Officer HNBA and Mr. Dinesh Yogaratnam Head of Marketing HNBA and HNBGI

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