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Amana Bank bags “Best Islamic Bank” Award for Second year running
March 8, 2013

Amana Bank bags “Best Islamic Bank” Award for Second year running

Sri Lanka's flag bearer for Islamic banking, Amana Bank was honoured with the title 'Best Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka' for the second consecutive year at the recently concluded Islamic Finance News Awards held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The awards which are based on a global poll held in 2012, was conducted...

Amana Bank Continues Expansion Drive with its New Branch at Kuliyapitiya
February 21, 2013

Amana Bank Continues Expansion Drive with its New Branch at Kuliyapitiya

Amana Bank has further extended its footprint with the opening of its Kuliyapitiya Branch on 20 February 2013 at No.215, 1/1, Main Street, Kuliyapitiya. The inauguration of the Bank's seventeenth branch in Kuliyapitiya was marked under the honourable patronage of the Mayor of Kuliyapitiya, Hon Lakshman...

Amana Bank expands reach in Eastern Province
January 15, 2013

Amana Bank expands reach in Eastern Province

Amana Bank opened its sixteenth branch at No. 40/5, Main Street, Nintavur on 8 January 2013 expanding its presence and reach in the Eastern Province. The new branch will offer the citizens of Nintavur a different experience with its unique banking model. The launch was attended by Al Haj Mohamed Saththar,...

Amana Bank opens new branch in Dehiwala
January 3, 2013

Amana Bank opens new branch in Dehiwala

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...

Amana Bank gets Global Commerce Excellence Award
December 21, 2012

Amana Bank gets Global Commerce Excellence Award

Amana Bank was recognized as one of those institutions that had brought in foreign investments into Sri Lanka during the most difficult period of terrorism in the country, at the Global Commerce Excellence Awards ceremony held at The Kingsbury hotel in Colombo recently. The gala ceremony was led by the...

Amana Bank accessible through 500+ ATMs
December 5, 2012

Amana Bank accessible through 500+ ATMs

Amana Bank, Sri Lanka's premier bank operating in complete harmony with the principles of Islamic banking, is now accessible through the Bank's new ATM network. The Bank's ATM service is available through its own ATM machines and through all Commercial Bank of Ceylon ATM machines island-wide. Speaking...

Amana Bank MD speaks at IFN Asia Forum in Malaysia
November 21, 2012

Amana Bank MD speaks at IFN Asia Forum in Malaysia

Amana Bank’s Managing Director/CEO Faizal Salieh delivered a country presentation on the topic ‘The Journey of Islamic Finance in Sri Lanka’ at the IFN Asia Forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. The IFN Asia Forum held over 2 days at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre drew...

Amana Bank's Ladies' Branch - an exclusive service for women
October 23, 2012

Amana Bank's Ladies' Branch - an exclusive service for women

Amana Bank, Sri Lanka's premier bank to operate in complete harmony with Islamic banking principles, is honoured to be Sri Lanka's only bank with a branch that caters exclusively to the banking needs of ladies. Located at 480, Galle Road, Colombo 3, the Ladies' Branch offers its customers the convenience...

Bank Islam Malaysia appoints two new directors to Amana Bank
October 2, 2012

Bank Islam Malaysia appoints two new directors to Amana Bank

Amana Bank announced that Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) which pioneered Islamic banking in Malaysia and is a 20% strategic shareholder of Amana Bank has appointed Mr.JeroenThijs and Mr Wahid Ali as new directors on its Board. They replace Dato Sri ZukriSamat and Mr.Jaafer Abu who were on the bank’s...

Good Rates and gifts on offer for Saudi Riyals from Amana Bank
September 27, 2012

Good Rates and gifts on offer for Saudi Riyals from Amana Bank

Amana Bank, Sri Lanka’s premier commercial bank to operate in complete harmony with the principles of Islamic banking, is offering competitive rates to purchase Saudi Riyal this Haj season. The Bank is also offering a handy bag specially designed to be used during the pilgrimage for pilgrims who...

Amana Bank - Lead Strategic Partner for IFN Roadshow Sri Lanka
August 30, 2012

Amana Bank - Lead Strategic Partner for IFN Roadshow Sri Lanka

The world-renowned Islamic Finance News (IFN) Roadshow will hit the shores of Sri Lanka this September, bringing together the country’s Islamic Finance industry and its key regulatory stakeholders to one forum to discuss the issues, challenges and potential of the industry. Having pioneered the...

Amana Bank Annual Report wins Silver at ARC Awards 2012
August 28, 2012

Amana Bank Annual Report wins Silver at ARC Awards 2012

Amana Bank has won the Silver award for Overall Annual Report for the year 2012 under the 'National Banks' category at the 26th ARC Awards, which are dubbed as the Academy Awards of Annual Reports by financial market practitioners. The ARC Awards are globally recognized, providing a platform for the...

Amana Bank completes One Year
August 9, 2012

Amana Bank completes One Year

Amana Bank, Sri Lanka's premier bank to operate in complete harmony with the principles of Islamic Banking, completed one year of banking operations on 1 August 2012. The Bank introduced a new way forward to the Sri Lankan banking industry with its unique concept of banking. On reaching this milestone...

Amana Bank launches Saturday Banking
July 25, 2012

Amana Bank launches Saturday Banking

Amana Bank has now opened its doors for banking on Saturdays facilitating greater convenience to its valued customers. Speaking on this initiative Amana Bank's Head of Consumer Banking and Strategic Marketing Mr Siddeeque Akbar said “We are committed to ensuring convenience and peace of mind to...

Ash-Sheik Hassan Kaleem joins Amana Bank Sharia Council
May 17, 2012

Ash-Sheik Hassan Kaleem joins Amana Bank Sharia Council

Amana Bank further strengthened its Independent Sharia Supervisory Council with the inclusion of Ash-Sheik Mufti Muhammad Hassan Kaleem, an established Islamic banking academic and practitioner from Karachi, Pakistan. Ash-Sheik Hassan Kaleem is a permanent faculty member of Jamiah Darul-Uloom Karachi...

Amana Bank commemorates Earth Hour
April 10, 2012

Amana Bank commemorates Earth Hour

Amana Bank marked Earth Hour 2012 at its head office in Colombo 3 with a large number of employees and their families gathering to pledge their commitment toward combating climate change. At 8.30 p.m. all the lights in the building were switched off, candles were lit and Chinese sky lanterns were released...

Amana Bank receives ‘Best Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka’ accolade
March 16, 2012

Amana Bank receives ‘Best Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka’ accolade

Amana Bank was adjudged the Best Islamic Banking Service Provider in Sri Lanka at the Islamic Finance News (IFN) poll conducted in December 2011. The picture shows Mr Faizal Salieh, MD/CEO of Amana Bank, receiving the accolade from Mr Andrew Morgan, Managing Director of the Malaysia-based REDMoney Group...

Amana Bank partners with Halal Expo 2012
March 1, 2012

Amana Bank partners with Halal Expo 2012

Amana Bank joined hands as an “Event Partner” and made a striking presence at the recently concluded Halal Expo 2012 (Exhibition) at Hotel Galadari. The event showcased the growing Halal industry in Sri Lanka and attracted a very high level of participation. This is the 3rd edition of the...

Amana Bank globally honoured as ‘Best Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka’
January 9, 2012

Amana Bank globally honoured as ‘Best Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka’

Sri Lanka’s pioneer Islamic bank, Amana Bank was voted the ‘Best Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka’ at the global Islamic Finance News poll for 2011 conducted by the Malaysia-based RedMoney Group. The results of this prestigious award poll held for the 7th consecutive year were officially released...