As part of its CSR focus towards children, Amana Bank has made another contribution to the Children’s Ward (15B) of the Colombo South (Kalubowila) General Hospital by donating brand new ceiling fans to replace those that have worn-out.
The donation was made by the bank’s Corporate and SME Banking Senior Vice President M. M. S. Quvylidh to Colombo South Teaching Hospital Director Dr. Asela Gunawardena in the presence of the bank’s Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager Azim Rali, along with the participation of consultant doctors, nurses of the ward and staff of the bank.
Having taken the responsibility to maintain the children’s ward since 2006, Amana has assisted the requirements of the ward including providing of medicines to facilitate the timely treatment of the patients, donation of medical and IT equipment as well as ward partitioning, colour washing, tiling and other repair work.
Commenting at the occasion, Amana Bank Corporate and SME Banking Senior Vice President M. M. S. Quvylidh said: “We are indeed happy and privileged to continue supporting the requirements of Ward 15B of the Kalubowila Hospital in line with the bank’s CSR focus on children’s health and education. We believe this contribution will cater to uplift the ward in caring for its patients.”
Also sharing his thoughts Dr. Gunawardena said: “Over the years, we are pleased with the commitment shown by Amana Bank towards the betterment of the children’s ward and we are truly thankful for it.”
Other than looking into the health needs of children, Amana Bank as part of its CSR focus also contributes to the betterment of children’s education where the bank closely works with Serendib Educational Foundation (SEF) to assist the foundation in granting scholarships to under privileged children to pursue their higher studies as well as with the Makola Orphanage by donating stationery. Amana Bank is the country’s first and only 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 4000+ ATM access points and has introduced an array of customer conveniences such as internet and mobile banking, debit card with SMS alerts, online account opening, 365 day banking, Saturday banking, extended banking hours, 24x7 cash deposit machines and banking units exclusively for ladies.
The bank was recognised 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’ at the inaugural Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia Awards Ceremony.
Amana Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97 percent stake of the bank. The IDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a capital base of over US$ 150 billion which has a membership of 57 countries. Fitch Ratings, in October 2017, affirmed Amana Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) with a stable outlook. Amana Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions representing the bank.