HNB sets benchmark for sales excellence: takes home 10 awards at SLIM NSA

  • Wins 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze and 1 Best of the Best
  • Takes home Best of Best Award and 4 four awards for All Industry Category
  • Dominates Banking category with 5 awards

Consolidating its reputation for service excellence, Sri Lanka’s most customer friendly bank HNB PLC, set a benchmark for the financial services industry taking home 10 awards at the recently concluded SLIM National Sales Awards (NSA) 2021/22.

The outstanding achievements by HNB employees are a testament to the bank’s vision and drive to create an atmosphere for talented individuals to excel in their respective fields by prioritising employee growth and development. Therefore it comes as no surprise that several HNB employees were awarded in recognition of the hard work and dedication they put in to becoming the best of the best in the sales profession.

Chathura Kodikara showcased impressive consistency in a vast pool of strong competition, winning a Silver Award to build on his Gold Award the year prior in the All Industries category. Kanchana Subhasiri was awarded the coveted Best of the Best Award, also in the competitive All Industries category, along with a Gold Award in the Banking category to cement his place as the cream of the Sales Supervisor crop in the country. The third employee to win an award in the prestigious All Industries category was Lead – Product Management – SOLO, Harold Elanco with a Silver Award.Additionally, in 2021, HNB was proud to also count Tharuka Anthony amongst the Merit awardees – leading the way in promoting a winning culture for women, and reinforcing  HNB’s commitment for gender equality and equal opportunity in the workplace.

Reiterating their drive and commitment to excellence despite a challenging few years for the nation, the SLIM NSA 2021 awarded Chathura Kodikara (Sales Support Executive – All Industries), Mahesh Ratnayake (Territory Manager – Banking), Amila Galloluwe (Sales Supervisor – Banking) with Gold Awards in their respective categories and Tharuka Anthony (Frontliner – Banking) with a Merit Award.

Subsequently, despite the pressure of a good showing the previous year, HNB employees also outdid themselves at the Awards in 2022. Kanchana Subhasiri, of Network Sales, won the Best of the Best Award in All Industries in the Sales Supervisor category with the Gold Award for banking industry, with Harold Elanco (Assistant Manager – All Industries), and Chathura Kodikara (Sales Support Executive – All Industries), winning Silver in their respective categories. Amila Galloluwe (Sales Supervisor – Banking) and Harshana Munasinghe (Frontliner – Banking) also winning Bronze in their respective categories.

HNB’s commitment to excellence extends beyond just recognising outstanding performance. The bank provides its employees with ample opportunities for professional growth and development through training programs, mentorship, and career advancement initiatives. HNB also fosters a positive and inclusive work environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Held for the last 20 years, the prestigious SLIM National Sales Awards were devised to reward high performing sales individuals in companies for their great efforts and achievements in the sales fraternity and recognize them at a national level. Their vision is to recognize sales professionals  par with  world standards while positioning the awards scheme as the best in South Asian region. SLIM recognizes and rewards performers in over 20 industries, allowing individuals to apply through their companies based on their performance.

(L – R)  Chathura Kodikara, Mahesh Ratnayake, Tharuka Anthony, Kanchana Subhasiri, Harold Elanco, Amila Galloluwe and Harshana Munasinghe