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Cargills Bank expands to Nawalapitiya with a focus on Agriculture and SME’s
Mon, 1 Feb 2021


Cargills Bank opened its latest full-service branch in the hill country hub of Nawalapitiya, located at No 88 Gampola Road, Nawalapitiya. The new branch is the 21st branch in the Cargills Bank network and provides customers with access to a full gamut of banking and financial services. The branch operating hours are from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

Striving to be Sri Lanka’s most inclusive bank with a focus on supporting the development of the Agriculture sector & SMEs, Nawalapitiya was identified as an ideal location for the latest addition to the Cargills Bank network. The town serves as an economic and social hub in the area and is home to a healthy, active and progressive community of small and medium sized enterprises and entrepreneurs from various sectors including agriculture, manufacturing and services.

The new Nawalapitiya branch of Cargills Bank was ceremonially declared open on the 26th of January 2021. The opening ceremony was conducted under the patronage of Mr. Senarath Bandara, the Managing Director/CEO of Cargills Bank. The chief guests at the event were Ms. C K Amarakoon, the Divisional Secretary of Nawalapitiya.  Selected members of the Bank’s corporate management team were also present at the event. Being respectful of the prevailing situation, the opening ceremony was conducted in strict accordance with the guidelines prescribed by the area PHI.

Speaking about the launch of the new branch, Mr. Senarath Bandara said, “At Cargills Bank, we are committed to harnessing the spirit of progress in every Sri Lankan. Thus, we need to reach out and be closer to our customers to provide them with the expected level of service. To achieve this objective strategically and efficiently, we are working towards increasing our presence in economic and social hubs around the country. Nawalapitiya is one such hub that we have identified. Through our new branch, we look forward to building new relationships, inspiring new ideas and acting as a strengthening force for Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector, SMEs and the general public. We welcome all individuals and businesses in the area to visit us and join us on this journey.”

Customers in Nawalapitiya and those travelling through the area will now be able to access all Cargills Bank services conveniently and comfortably. Leveraging the synergies of the Cargills Group, customers may also access their Cargills Bank accounts through Cargills FoodCity outlets island-wide for cash deposits and withdrawals free of charge at any Cargills FoodCity counter, courtesy of the novel Cargills Cash service.

Cargills Bank is backed by the Cargills Group which has strong links to the Agriculture sector in Sri Lanka. The Bank provides a full range of services for its customers including deposit accounts, consumer loans, SME & business banking facilities, debit and credit cards, and digital banking services that ensure 24/7 access and absolute convenience. Customers are also able to deposit or withdraw from their Bank accounts through any Cargills Food City cashier counter.

Cargills Bank carries a National Long-term Rating of AA- (lka) with a Stable Outlook from Fitch Ratings. The Bank is headquartered in Colpetty, Colombo and maintains branches at Maitland Crescent, Old Moor Street (Colombo), Matara, Maharagama, Vavuniya, Thanamalwila, Kurunegala, Jaffna, Chunnakam, Galle, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Peradeniya, Ratnapura, Chilaw, Wattala, Kaduruwela, Rajagiriya and Colombo Fort.

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