Amana Bank, the first licensed commercial bank in Sri Lanka which fully functions on the principles of Islamic Banking, opened a new branch at No 28, Galle Road, Dehiwala (Tajima Building) on 3 January 2013 offering a unique banking experience to the locality. The Dehiwala branch will be the Bank's fifteenth branch and will also have a dedicated unit for ladies. The opening ceremony was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Hon. Kesaralal Gunasekara, the MD/CEO of Amana Bank Mr Faizal Salieh, COO – Mr Mohamed Azmeer, members of the bank's Corporate Management, Customers and other invitees.
Speaking on this occasion Amana Bank's Managing Director/CEO Mr Faizal Salieh said "We are happy to extend our service and offer convenience to our current and potential customers in and around Dehiwala. We have gone the extra mile to make some key value additions by having a dedicated ladies unit, offering safe deposit lockers and extending Saturday Banking services at the Dehiwala Branch. We look forward to playing an active role in the economy of the area through our unique model of banking"
Amana Bank's Dehiwala branch will offer a full range of products and services which include Current accounts, Savings accounts, Resident Foreign Currency (RFC) accounts, Non Resident Foreign Currency (NRFC) accounts, Children's Savings accounts, Term Investment accounts, SME Banking, Corporate Banking, Trade Services, Treasury Services, Housing Finance and Leasing facilities and several other new products to be launched in the new year.
Having launched its ATM service in December 2012, the bank has aggressive plans for 2013 which includes the doubling of its branch network, introducing new products and services and offering greater convenience to its customers.
Powered by the stability and the support of its strategic shareholders Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, the Islamic Development Bank based in Saudi Arabia and AB Bank in Bangladesh, Amana Bank is making an aggressive journey in the Sri Lankan banking industry. While already being the market leader in Sharia-based banking, Amana Bank is focused on capitalizing on the growing market potential for this unique banking concept among all communities in the country.