Seylan Bank Honours Its Salesforce for Steering the Brand Ahead Despite a Challenging 2020

July 26, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Seylan Bank, as the bank with a heart, acknowledged its top-performing sales executives at the Annual Sales Awards 2020. The program recognized Seylan’s salesforce for their outstanding performance and dedication in a year replete with unprecedented challenges and a global pandemic.

Seylan believes that its employees are the pillars of strength within the organization and that it is they, who stepped out of their comfort zones to achieve extraordinary results, despite a challenging year in 2020. As a Responsible financial entity, Seylan believes in creating and maintaining a positive mindset amongst its employees, especially during a time such as this, to keep them moving forward. This is why apart from appreciating their efforts Seylan ensured that all employees are provided with safe transportation methods to commute to work and received their full remunerations and additional benefits despite facing a challenging year as a corporate.

Image Caption: Sankalpa Kumarapeli – Most Outstanding Team Leader of the year (Left) and 
Gayanga Ariyarathna – Most Outstanding Salesman of the year (Right) 


Sankalpa Kumarapeli was recognized as the “Most Outstanding Team Leader of the year” award and Gayanga Ariyarathna received the “Most Outstanding Salesman of the year” award.

The best performers under the Team Leader Category were Shiran Hettiarachchi (Personal Loans Sales), Malen Cabandugama (Housing Loans Sales), Duminda Wedisinghe (Credit Card Sales), and Sankalpa Kumarapeli (Leasing Sales). The first runners-up were Ishanka Manamperi (Personal Loans Sales), Himansa Premathilake (Housing Loans Sales), and Malinda Liyanage (Credit Card Sales) while the second runners-up were Lochana Ekanayake (Personal Loans Sales), Anjuna Perera (Housing Loans Sales).

The best performers under the Marketing Officer Category were Pradeep Madushanka (Personal Loans Sales), Gayanga Ariyarathna (Housing Loans Sales), Bhagya Madurangi (Credit Card Sales), and Sampath Attanayake (Leasing Sales). The first runners-up were Sunimal Sudharshana, Chamith Dilshan, Sahindu Malluwawadu, and Tharindu Harshana while the second runners-up were Tharaka Fernando (Personal Loans Sales), Heshan Withanage (Housing Loans Sales), Asanka Fernando (Credit Card Sales), and Loshan Jayasekara (Leasing Sales).

Ishanka Manamperi, Himansa Premathilake, Duminda Wedisinghe and Sankalpa Kumarapeli from the Team Leader Category and Sudharashana Athukorala, Gayanga Ariyarathna, Sahindu Malluwawadu and Mahesh Ekanayake from the Marketing Officer Category were team members nominated for the Hall of Fame for 2020.

“Reward and recognition is a part of our value system and we ensure the achievements were given due recognition and celebrated the success despite many challenges.,” said Gamika De Silva, Assistant General Manager, Marketing and Sales, Seylan Bank PLC. “This year’s recipients worked harder than ever to help the Bank navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the trailblazers who have exemplified standards of integrity, loyalty, hard work, teamwork, and commitment to ensure our customers are provided services with the best value offering. It is thanks to the efforts of each and every one of them that the Bank was able to steer ahead successfully and continue to do so. Through this initiative, Seylan wanted to appreciate and motivate all our staff members and provide them with the assurance of Seylan as an employer who’s got their best interest at heart”

Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, operates with a vision to offer the ultimate banking experience to its valued customers through cutting-edge technology, innovative products, and best-in-class services. The Bank has a growing clientele of SMEs, Retail and Corporate Customers, and has expanded its footprint with 172 branches, 70 Cash Deposit Machines, 86 Cheque Deposit Machines and an ATM network of 216 units across the country. Seylan Bank has been endorsed as a financially stable organization with performance excellence across the board by Fitch Ratings, with the bank’s national long-term rating revised to ‘A’ (lka). The bank was ranked second among public listed companies for transparency in corporate reporting by Transparency Global and is now part of the S&P Dow Jones SL 20 Index. These achievements are a testament to Seylan Bank’s financial stability and unwavering dedication to ensuring excellence across all aspects.