Bank of Ceylon, the only Sri Lankan Bank among Top 1,000 Banks in the World 2023.

Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Bank was once again ranked by “The Banker” UK magazine, among the world’s top 1,000 banks while becoming the only Sri Lankan bank to be included in the global list in an extremely challenging year.

With this year’s achievement the Bank of Ceylon completes unblemished 12th consecutive year with the country rank No.1 among the “Top Banks 1000 in the world”.

The Bank’s ranking by the prestigious Banker Magazine UK reconfirms its robust Tier.1 capital adequacy and asset base, which is testament to BOC’s resilience and success of strategies put in place to navigate through multiple headwinds caused by the unprecedented economic crisis and adverse operational environment in the country.

The ranking has been regarded as the primary source for global bank financial position and are widely used by vast majority of international organizations in their assessments of banks. Compiled annually from a database of over 5,000 banking entities from across the globe, The Banker Magazine’s Top 1,000 World Banks listing is widely regarded as the most comprehensive guide to a bank’s standing globally, which is used by majority of international organizations in their assessments of banks.

“Reviewed against a tightened monetary policy on the backdrop of unprecedented economic turmoil in the country, the ranking is a clear indication of BOC’s strong financial position and the measures undertaken by Bank of Ceylon to remain resilient by overcoming multiple challenges.” commented President Counsel Mr. Ronald C. Perera, Chairman of Bank of Ceylon.

“Despite the adverse headwinds, the Bank has complied with regulatory capital requirements above the stipulated norms by maintaining the Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio of 12.4% and Total Capital Adequacy Ratio of 15.4% for the year concern 2022. Similarly, BOC was also able to improve all the liquidity ratios given the positive market liquidity vibes conquered during the concerned year.” said Mr. Russel Fonseka the General Manager Bank of Ceylon. Expressing his views on the way forward with the Domestic Debt Optimizing (DDO) program that is underway, Mr. Fonseka stresses the importance of taking this strategic route to establish the much needed economic stability and a stronger financial structure.

BOC’s ranking among the world’s top 1000 banks further solidifies its position as the county’s No.1 banking brand yet again in 2023 announced by Brand Finance Lanka. With over 2,000 touch-points spread across the nation, BOC operates over 651 branches connected online, and an ATM/CDM/CRM network of over 1450 located in all districts of the country. It maintains four overseas branches in Male, Hulhu-Male, Chennai and Seychelles and a banking subsidiary in London. Taking on its inherent commitment, Bank of Ceylon remains committed to deliver on its mandate of fostering the SME sector and ensuring funding of large infrastructure development in the nation despite the challenging operating environment, furthering the lives of all Sri Lankans.