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Awards

Sumathi Awards 2024

  • Best TV Commercial - 2nd Runner up

AICPA and CIMA Top Employers Awards 2024

  • People’s Bank named among the top 20 employers

Best Management Practices Company Awards 2024

  • Winner of the Government, Semi-Government and Authorities Category
  • Winner of Banking of Public Sector Category

LankaPay Technnovation Awards

  • Gold Award - Most Popular Digital Payment Product (State Banks Category - Internet and Mobile Banking)
  • Best Common ATM Enabler of the Year - Category A’
  • Merit Award – Bank of the year for Excellence in customer convenience - Category A’
  • Merit Award – Bank of the year for Financial Inclusivity - Category A’

Global Banking and Finance Review

  • Recognised as one of the ‘The Next 100 Global Companies’

LankaPay Technnovation Awards

  • Gold Award for Most Popular Digital Payment Product (Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions - Internet Banking).
  • Gold Award - Best Common ATM Enabler of the Year - category A’
  • Merit Award – Overall award, Excellence in interbank Digital payment (Banking institutions)

Global Business Review Magazine Awards 2023

  • Banking Service Provider of the year Sri Lanka 2023
  • Best Consumer Digital Bank Sri Lanka 2023
  • Best Digital Wallet App Sri Lanka 2023 - People’s Pay
  • Most Development Bank Sri Lanka 2023
  • Most Sustainable Bank Sri Lanka 2023
  • Banking Chairman of the Year Sri Lanka 2023 - Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse

Asia Money Awards

  • Best Domestic Bank
  • Best Bank for Diversity & Inclusion

National Business Excellence award

  • Criteria Awards- Excellence in Capacity Building
  • Business Excellence Award – Banking Sector - Runner-up

Effie Awards - 2022

  • The Bronze Effie

Best Management Practices Company Awards 2023

  • Winner in the Government, Semi-Government and Authorities Category

BestWeb Awards 2023

  • Most Popular Banking & Finance Website
  • Best Banking & Finance Website - Bronze Winner

AICPA & CIMA- Satyn Women Friendly Workplace Awards 2023

  • One of Sri Lanka's Most outstanding Women Friendly Workplaces

Top 15 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka

  • People’s Bank was yet again featured among the coveted top 15 ‘Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka’ for the 2022/23 financial year, organized by the International Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ICCSL), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Daily FT.

International ARC Awards 2023

  • Gold for Printing & Production: Banks: National
  • Silver for Interior Design: Banks: National
  • Silver for Financial Data: Banks: National
  • Bronze for Cover Photo/Design: Banks: National
  • Honors - Infographics: Banks: National

Payment Partner Performance Awards 2023 - Daraz

  • The prestigious Digital Payments Catalyst award

Bizz Hybrid Awards

  • Business Excellence Award

The European – Global Banking & Finance Awards 2023

  • Bank of the Year Sri Lanka 2023
  • Banking CEO of the Year Sri Lanka 2023
  • Best Digital Banking Solutions Provider Sri Lanka 2023
  • ESG Bank of the Year Sri Lanka 2023
  • Best Mobile Banking APP Sri Lanka 2023
  • Best Financial Inclusion Program Sri Lanka 2023

SAFA 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

South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) Awards

  • People’s Bank 2021 Annual Report - Joint Bronze in the Public Sector Bank category

WFWP Awards 2022

  • Sri Lanka's most outstanding workplaces for women

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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Director

Mr. A M P M B Atapattu

Mr. A M P M B Atapattu currently serves as a Secretary to the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Food Security and he has over 28 years of work experience in Banking, Finance and Business Administration.

He graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura with a BSc in Management (Public Administration) Second Class Upper Division Degree. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Development from Flinders University, Australia, and has completed two postgraduate diplomas: Economic Development from the University of Colombo and Development Economy from the Institute of Development Economies, Japan. His research topic for his Master’s Degree in International Development awarded by Flinders University in 2004 was “Rationalisation for Industrial Development in Sri Lanka”. In addition, holds a Licentiate Certificate from the ICASL, Sri Lanka.

Before assuming the current position he worked as a Senior Additional Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka and was assigned the duties of economic reforms in the section of Stabilisation Recovery and Growth of the economy. As the Director General, (Planning) of the Ministry of Education he was in charge of preparing the Capital Budget of the Ministry and monitoring the development projects of the Ministry. Further, as a Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, he was in charge of donor funding projects, implementation of trade and tariff policies of the Government, and monitoring of the national budget. Also, he has initiated the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka Subsidiary Loan & Development Programme’ as a national budget proposal of the Government.

Mr. Atapattu has also functioned as Director General of the Department of Development. In that capacity, he has initiated warehouse receipts financing system for grain farmers and fertiliser cash subsidy scheme for farmers. Further, he has implemented Refinance Loan Schemes called “Small and Medium Enterprise Regional Development Project” (SMERDP) funded by the Asian Development Bank, “Small and Medium Enterprise Development Facility Project” (SMEDeF) funded by the World Bank, and “Small and Medium Enterprises Line of Credit (SMELoC) funded by the Asian Development Bank. In addition, he has executed the SME Development Programme funded by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) as well as the “Rooftop Solar Power Generation Line of Credit Project” (RSPGLoC) funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Mr Atapattu has also performed his duties as the Treasury Representative on the Board of Investments, People’s Bank, Sri Lankan Airline Limited, Sri Lanka Tea Board, National Lotteries Board, Sri Lanka Savings Bank, Lankaputhra Development Bank, Cooperative Wholesale Establishments, University of Vocational Technology and the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.

Chairman

Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse

Mr Sujeewa Rajapakse is a Managing Partner of BDO Partners, a firm of Chartered Accountants. A Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA) and a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 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 (CA Sri Lanka), Former Chairman of Auditing Standards Committee of CA Sri Lanka, 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). Currently he is serving as the Board Member at Haycarb PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd. and Lanka Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. Also, he is a Council Member of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

He was the Chairman of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC. He has served in the directorates of National Development Bank PLC, NDB Capital Holdings Ltd. – Bangladesh, The Finance Company PLC (appointed by the CBSL under the restructuring programme) Unidil Packaging Ltd. & Unidil Packaging and Solutions Ltd., and Deputy Chairman of Softlogic Life Insurance PLC.

His expertise includes all accounting and auditing standards and practices, Government regulations related to financial disciplines and ethics, human resource management and overall management practices and principles in both private and public sectors.

Corporate Credit Card




People’s Corporate Credit Card provides a robust business related expenses management tool for companies. The Corporate Credit Card enables companies to easily track and control expenses while providing real-time expense management. It is not just a Card, it is an all-access permit to the premier level of living, enhancing your corporate life to the next level.
With People’s Corporate Credit Card, you enjoy convenience, efficiency and control in the palm of your hand. This Card is tailor made to put you in complete control of your company’s financial necessities.
Benefits & Features
  • Free SMS alerts to every POS / ATM and Online transactions
  • Free e-statement facility for a company designated email accounts
  • Enjoy complete control over your Corporate expenses.

Director

Mr. Kumar Gunawardana

Kumar Gunawardana was appointed to the Board of Directors of People’s Bank on 26.12.2019 as a non-executive director. He commands over 40 years of experience in diverse areas of banking. Having started his career with Commercial Bank PLC in 1979, he has moved on to Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank (Amro Bank), ABN Amro Bank and finally to National Development Bank PLC (NDB). He has served in Senior Management positions for over 20 Years having first appointed as an Assistant Vice President of ABN AMRO Bank in the year 2000. His areas of expertise is wide and varied and include Branch network management, Institutional banking, Trade finance, Operations, Administration and services. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Development Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. which is an entity jointly owned by National Development Bank PLC (NDB) and Export Development Board (EDB) and Treasurer of Sri Lanka Tennis Association.

People’s Elegance Visa Infinite

Your People’s Bank Elegance Visa Infinite credit card sets a new standard for personalized service while providing access to unique benefits, a premium travel experience with free lounge key access membership, and concierge services.
Visa Infinite Cards are offered through invitations only,
Minimum Credit Limit: LKR 1.5 Mn
Benefits & Features
  • Enjoy 24/7 personalized assistance for travel planning, dinner reservations, sports, entertainment tickets, and more. Available 365 days a year from home or abroad.
  • Purchase your return air tickets using your Elegance VISA Infinite credit card and be entitled to a complimentary travel insurance cover worth USD 500,000/-
  • Cash withdrawals ( Local currency only) LKR 300,000/-
  • Purchases / POS ( Local currency only) LKR 500,000/-
  • As a People’s Bank Visa Infinite Cardholder, you are eligible for a complimentary membership of Lounge Key. to access over 1000 airport lounges in more than 130 countries. With your Prestigious Credit card membership, you can conveniently access Wi-Fi, conference space, and a wide range of pre-flight snacks and beverages to select from.
  • Preferential rates on consumer loans.
  • Preferential rates above published rates for both local and foreign currency deposits.
  • Preferential reductions on standard commissions for bank drafts and letters of credit once a year.
  • Entitled to preferential tariffs on foreign currency transactions and trade finance facilities.
  • Preferential rates above the published rates from People’s Insurance for Vehicle and Property Insurance.

Director

Mr. Dushan Soza

Dushan Soza is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse background in the BPO industry, banking sector, and community service. He served as the Managing Director of WNS Global Services Sri Lanka for 15 years, successfully building the business from scratch to over Rs 1 billion in revenue, serving marquee global customers. As a founding member of SLASSCOM, he played a vital role in shaping the IT/BPO industry in Sri Lanka.

Dushan has also served on the board of Softlogic Finance, chairing the IT and Risk committees. Currently, he runs BPMOne, a company specializing in transformation and process reengineering. His key skills in banking include core banking, workflows, FinTechs, and digital technologies. He has also made contributions in consumer affairs, serving on the Consumer Affairs Board.

Additionally, Dushan holds board positions in Phoenix Pvt Ltd and PrintCare Digital, and he advises the Port City Economic Commission. He is a dedicated member of the Rotary community, serving as the District Governor for Sri Lanka and Maldives and as a member of the Strategic Committee at Rotary International.

Director

Mr. Udeni Samararatne

Udeni. K. Samarararatne is an experienced senior finance professional with a career spanning over 35 years. He has worked in senior finance positions in quoted companies such as Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. which is one of Sri Lanka’s largest companies where he worked as the Chief Financial Officer. He has also worked at leading local companies such as Lanka Ashok Leyland PLC., Kelani Tyres PLC. , ACME PLC., Richard Pieris PLC. and multinational companies such as Noritake of Japan one of the world’s largest porcelain ware manufacturers, Ferrero of Luxembourg one of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, CEAT of India which is in a joint venture agreement for producing tyres with Kelani Tyres PLC of Sri Lanka.

He is qualified in ACCA U.K and CIMA U.K. He also holds an MBA from the Swiss Business School in Zurich Switzerland, a Higher Diploma in International Relations from the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies and a Diploma in Professional Diplomacy and World Affairs from the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute. He also holds a Master’s qualification from the Colombo University in Financial Economics.

Director

Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte

Mr Dushmantha Thotawatte was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 8 July 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 Jayawardenepura & 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. He counts over 40 years of experience and possesses a successful track of holding positions such as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Internal Auditor in many state-owned enterprises and private organisations.