Sri Lanka Banks’ Association launches new dynamic website

SLBA Chairman, Lakshman Silva making an online address at the inauguration of the website launch.

The Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (SLBA), ‘the voice of banking in Sri Lanka’, is proud to announce the launch of its revamped, dynamic website. The site was launched through an on-screen link at a virtual event by the Chief Guest, Professor W. D. Lakshman, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The web-site is now accessible to the public.

 Addressing the gathering Chief Guest, Professor W. D. Lakshman, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka commented, “The Central Bank of Sri Lanka recognizes that the contribution and thought leadership provided by SLBA representing the collective effort of the banking industry to preserve the resilience and stability of the sector while spearheading innovation such as sustainable finance initiatives to take the Sri Lankan banking and financial sector to greater heights”.

He also said:

“We appreciate the efforts of SLBA in promoting consultation within the banking industry and in maintaining a continuous dialogue with the Central Bank and other stakeholders. In this regard, the website launching today will mark an important milestone for SLBA as well as for the banking sector.

I wish the banking sector will innovate to actively facilitate economic revival and sustainable domestic development.

Among needed innovations, from the point of view of promoting domestic economic/business activities, a rethinking of the current collateral-based lending culture of the banks and looking for alternative businesses – growth friendly project-based lending practices are highly needed. SLBA I hope, will take a leadership role in this process of innovation.”

The overarching goal of the SLBA is to help banks work for the good of the people, by supporting industry participants and regulators in maintaining the overall stability of the monetary and financial system, ensuring economic security.

The new website is expected to be a catalyst for acceleration of such efforts by enhancing the SLBA’s ability to disseminate information and drive multi-stakeholder discussion on topics of importance.