The Bus Stand ceremonially opened by Hon. M.T. Hasanali amidst the presence of Hon. Mayor of Kalmunai Mr Nizam Kariapper and Amãna Bank’s Vice President - Operations and SME Banking Mr M M S Quvylidh.
Amãna Bank recently contributed towards the Kalmunai City beautification project initiated by Hon. Mayor of Kalmunai Mr Nizam Kariapper through the construction of a state of the art Bus Stand in the city’s proposed Unity Square premises.
Commenting on the Bank’s contribution to the Kalmunai Municipality, Chief Executive Officer Mr Mohamed Azmeer said “We are very honoured to have entered in to this partnership with the Kalmunai Municipality and I am thankful to the Hon. Mayor for giving us this opportunity. The city of Kalmunai is of strategic importance for the Bank, and through funding the construction of this state of the art bus stand we want to give something back to the people of Kalmunai.”
Also sharing his thoughts, Mayor of Kalmunai Hon. M. Nizam Kariapper said “This project undertaken by Amãna Bank is of great value to the people of Kalmunai. I am very greatful to Amãna Bank for coming forward to help beautify the city of Kalmunai with the installation of the Bus Stand.”
Amãna Bank is the first Licensed Commercial Bank in Sri Lanka to operate in complete harmony with the non-interest based Islamic banking model and is listed on the DiriSavi Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange. Fitch Ratings recently assigned the Bank a National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) with a Stable Outlook. The Bank was recognized as the World’s Best ‘Up-and-Comer’ Islamic Bank by ‘Global Finance Magazine’ at the 18th Annual World’s Best Banks Award Ceremony 2014 held in Washington DC, USA. Powered by the stability and the support of its strategic shareholders including, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, AB Bank in Bangladesh and the 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.