Seylan Bank’s 2016 Annual Report themed ‘It’s all about the Journey’ was recognised with the Bronze Award under banking institutions category at the CA Sri Lanka’s 53rd Annual Report Awards Ceremony recently. The event was graced by the Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. In addition, Seylan Developments PLC, a subsidiary of Seylan Bank which operates with a strong vision to become the leading property developer and property manager also bagged Gold under Land & Property category for the sixth consecutive year.
Organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, The theme of this year’s CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards was 'Quintessence of Eminence' which focused on recognising the most cohesive, clear and customised annual reports that best reflect an entity's operation, whilst going beyond its financial performance. Over 140 organisations from small-time community groups to blue-chip companies and conglomerates participated in the competition.
Seylan Bank, having won awards since 2009 for its quality annual reports, continued its winning streak this year, with a significant track record being made in the banking institutions category. The bank was also feted with the Bronze Award in 2012 for its Annual Report titled ‘It works under overall excellence category.
Winners were selected on their ability to communicate the objectives, highlights, performance, personnel and management clearly to an intended audience. These awards provide a holistic view of an organization’s performance, going beyond the company’s bottom-line.
Commenting on the recognition Kapila Ariyaratne, Director/ CEO of Seylan Bank said, “We are happy to be recognised with Bronze for our 2016 Annual Report. The award is a testament which reflects our hard work, dedication and quality in reporting. CA Sri Lanka’s Annual Report Awards is widely known as the benchmark for assessing quality corporate reporting in Sri Lanka and this recognition is also a key morale enhancer for the entire Seylan team to achieve bigger milestones in the upcoming years as well.”
Caption for the photo: Kapila Ariyaratne – General Manager / CEO of Seylan Bank receiving the award from Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe