Amãna Bank Vice President – Retail Banking and Marketing Siddeeque Akbar (right) handing over the sponsorship cheque to Chairman Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association A.H.M. Imtizam (centre) and Chairman Facets Sri Lanka Mushtaq Jabir (left)
Amãna Bank has joined hands with the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association to be its Official Banking partner for FACETS,Sri Lanka’s pinnacle International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition. Held for the 27th consecutive year, the 2017edition of FACETSis to take place from 31 August 2017 to 03 September 2017 at the BMICH under the patronage of the President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister His Excellency Ranil Wickremasinghe.
This event will showcase a vast variety of gemstones, work of local artisans and special exhibits from gem dealers, exporters, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers as well internationally renowned jewellers to showcase their exquisite collection of Gems and Jewellery.
Commenting on thissponsorship Amana Bank Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer said “We are honoured and privileged to partner with FACETS Sri Lanka as its Official Banker. Over the years, FACETS Sri Lanka has built a strong reputation in the global stage and brought great value to Sri Lanka. Through this partnership we look forward to support the growth of the Gem and Jewellery industry which plays a pivotal role in the economy of Sri Lanka.”
Also sharing his views Chairman of FACETS Sri Lanka Mushtaq Jabir said “We are indeed very grateful to Amana Bank and delightful to welcome the bank as an important partner of FACETS and thus, becoming the official banker of FACETS Sri Lanka 2017 International Gem and Jewellery Show.We at the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association, the main organiser of FACETS Sri Lanka, look forward to a long standing relationship between our two organisations.”
Amãna Bank is the country’s first Licensed 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 28 branches and 3800+ ATM access points and has introduced an array of customer conveniences such as Internet & Mobile Banking, Debit Card with SMS alerts, Saturday Banking, Extended Banking Hours, 24x7 Cash Deposit Machines and Banking Units Exclusively for Ladies.
Fitch Ratings, in October 2016, 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.