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Awards

SAFA Awards

  • Best Presented Annual Report Awards, Integrated Reporting Awards and SAARC Anniversary Awards for Corporate Governance Disclosures 2020 - First Runner up

The Asian Digital Finance Forum and Awards

  • Best Mobile Electronic Payment Initiative - People’s Wave Mobile Banking App

LankaPay Technnovation Awards

  • Gold award for ‘Best Mobile Application for Retail Payments via LankaQR (Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions)’ - People's Pay Mobile Banking App
  • Merit award for ‘Most Popular Digital Payment Product (Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions - Internet Banking)’ - People’s Wave Mobile Banking App

National Business Excellence Awards 2021

  • Merit Award - Excellence in Performance Management
  • Merit Award - Banking Section

Global Banking and Finance Review

  • Best Investment Bank 2022 - Sri Lanka

Best Management Practices

  • Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka

International Business Magazine

  • Best Digital Bank Sri Lanka 2022
  • Banking CEO of the year Sri Lanka 2022

The Bizz Hybrid Awards 2022

  • Business Excellence Award

Global Business Review Magazine Awards 2022

  • Most responsive Bank Sri Lanka 2022
  • Most Consumer Digital Bank Sri Lanka 2022
  • Best Development Bank Sri Lanka 2022
  • Banking CEO of the Year Sri Lanka 2022- Mr. Ranjith Kodituwakku
  • Banking Chairman of the Year Sri Lanka 2022 – Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse

World Top 1000 Banks - The Banker Magazine

  • People's Bank ranked amongst the prestigious World’s Top 1000 Banks

Payment Partner Performance Awards 2022 - Daraz

  • Best Turn Around Bank
  • Best Debit Card Growth

International ARC Awards 2022

  • Gold for Written Text: Banks: National
  • Gold for Financial Data: Banks: National
  • Bronze for Cover Photo/Design: Banks: National
  • Honors - Specialized A.R: Integrated AR & CSR: Non-Traditional Format

CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2022

  • People’s Bank 2021 Annual Report as one of the top ten ‘Best Integrated Annual Reports

International Business Magazine Awards 2021

  • Best Digital Bank Award in Sri Lanka 2021
  • Banking CEO of the Year Sri Lanka 2021

Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2021 (Sri Lanka)

  • The Best Domestic Bank 2021

SLIM Neilson People’s Award 2021

  • People’s Banking Service Provider of the year for 14th Consecutive

The Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Financial Services International Awards 2021

  • Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka
  • Best Digital Bank

Asian Development Bank’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program 2021

  • Most Responsive Bank against Covid-19

Top 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka

  • People’s Bank was yet again featured among the coveted top 10 ‘Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka’ for the 2020/21 financial year, organized by the International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ICCSL), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Daily FT.

WFWP Awards 2021

  • People's Bank recognized as one of Sri Lanka's Top 10 Women Friendly Workplaces

SLIM Neilson People’s Award 2020

For the 14th Consecutive year People’s Bank was awarded as ,

  • People’s Service Brand of the Year 2020
  • People’s Banking Service Provider of the Year 2020

ADB TFP Awards 2020

  • Trade Deal of the Year

Among the Top 1000 Bank in the World International Business Magazine Awards 2020

  • Best Digital Bank Award in Sri Lanka 2020

World Finance Digital Banking Awards 2020

  • Best Consumer Digital Bank in Sri Lanka for 2020
  • Best Mobile Banking App 2020 in Sri Lanka

Asian Development Bank’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program 2021

  • Most Responsive Bank against Covid-19

Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2020(Sri Lanka)

  • The Best Digitized Bank 2020

The International ARC Awards in New York, USA

  • “The Best in Sri Lanka Award” for its 2019 Annual Report

The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Awards 2019

  • Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka
  • Best Digital Bank in Sri lanka
  • Most Improved Retail Banking in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa 2019
  • Best Digital Brand Initiative, Application or program Award 2019(People’s Wave)
  • Best Mobile Initiative, Application or program Award 2019(People’s Wave)

The Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2019

  • Fastest Growing Investment Bank in Sri Lanka

Asia Money Best Bank Awards 2019

  • The Best Digitized Bank

SLIM Neilson People’s Award 2019

For the 13th Consecutive year People’s Bank was awarded as ,

  • People’s Service Brand of the Year 2019
  • People’s Banking Service Provider of the Year 2019

Lanka Pay Technovation Award 2019

  • Most Popular Electronic Payment Product
  • Best Common ATM Acquirer of the Year
  • Bank of the Year for Financial Inclusivity
  • Overall winner for Excellence in Interbank payments: Merit Award

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification

  • The First and Only State Bank to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security Management

Lanka Clear Technovation Award 2018

  • Winner - Bank of the Year for Excellence in Customer Convenience
  • Runner Up - The Most Popular Electronic Payment Product

SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2018

  • Silver Award - Service Brand of the Year

National Business Excellence Award 2018

  • Winner - Excellence in Local Market Reach
  • Runner Up - Banking Sector

The Asian Banker Award for Financial Technology innovation Award 2018

  • The Best Branch Digitalization Initiative Program Award in Asia Pacific Region

SLIM Neilson People’s Award 2018

For the 12th Consecutive year People’s Bank was awarded as ,

  • People’s Service Brand of the Year 2018
  • People’s Banking Service Provider of the Year 2018

World Finance Banking Awards

  • ‘Best Banking Group 2017 – Sri Lanka’ award at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards in 2017
  • ‘Most Sustainable Bank 2017 – Sri Lanka’ award at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards in 2017

SLIM Awards

  • ‘Service Brand of the Year’ for the 11th consecutive year at the SLIM Nielson People’s Awards in 2017.
  • ‘Banking Service Provider of the Year’ for the 11th consecutive year at the SLIM Nielson People’s Awards in 2017.

National Business Excellence Awards 2017

  • People’s Bank emerged ‘Winner - Banking Sector
  • Merit Award for Excellence in Environment Sustainability

European Global Banking and Finance Awards

  • Bank of the Year - Sri Lanka

SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2017

  • People’s Bank’s ‘YES SAVINGS ACCOUNT’ Recognized with Bronze Award at 2017 SLIM Brand Excellence Awards
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Chairman

Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse

Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse is a Managing Partner of BDO Partners which is the local representative of BDO - the fifth largest accounting network in the world. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA), Mr.Rajapakse holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. During his professional career that spanned nearly four decades, he held the honorary positions of President, Vice President and Council Member (elect) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Former Chairman of Auditing Standards Committee of ICASL, President of Practicing Accountants Forum of Sri Lanka, Treasurer of Sri Lanka Cricket, Treasurer for Cricket World Cup 2011, Board Member and Technical Advisor to South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), Technical Advisor to Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and Council Member of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has also served in the directorates of National Development Bank PLC, Softlogic Insurance PLC, Dipped products PLC, Heycarb PLC, Development Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, NDB Capital Ltd – Bangladesh, The Finance Company PLC and Unidil Packaging.

Director

Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte

Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 08.07 2022. Mr.Thotawatte is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Commerce (Special Degree) from the University of Sri Jayawardhanepura & a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. He is an accomplished leader who has extensive experience in the field of Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Strategic Management and Public Relations, together a successful track record as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Internal Auditor in many state owned enterprises and private organizations and counts over 38 years of experience.