About the Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka
Standard Chartered is one of the oldest bank’s in Sri Lanka having commenced business in the country as an agent office in 1858 and as a full branch in 1892. The Bank is now the second largest foreign bank in the country. Operations in Sri Lanka include wholesale banking (which covers global markets, institutional banking, and custodian services) and consumer banking. Standard Chartered operates 11 branches and 15 ATM’s including five off-site locations in Sri Lanka. Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka was assigned ‘AAA(lka)’ with a Stable Outlook by Fitch Ratings in August 2008.
In Sri Lanka, Standard Chartered Bank is committed to giving back to its community, spearheading the Lanka Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (LBCH) and also plays a leading role in financing curable blindness. In 2009 Standard Chartered Bank also committed US$ 1 million towards improving eye-care in the urban slums. The Bank has also supported the National Cancer Institute of Maharagama for over 15 years, while continuing to support long distance running in Sri Lanka, having sponsored national athletes for the last five years. The Bank was also the highest private sector contributor and first international organization to support the Government’s Sacred Area Development Project in Sri Pada. Standard Chartered is committed to fostering the arts in Sri Lanka and as such is the official sponsor of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka and the Gratiaen Prize.