“Technology, Strategy, Agility, & Transformation” Program in Colombo May 21-22 – POSTPONED

The Asian Bankers Association invited all its members to participate in the ABA & Hatton National Bank short term visiting program originally planned for May 21-22, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. However due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Short-Term Visiting Program has been postponed. We will inform interested participants about the new date as soon as the program is re-launched later in the year.


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The primary objective of ABA’s short-term visiting program is to provide member banks the opportunity to study and undergo training on specific aspects of the operations of member banks. The idea is to enable the visitors to: (i) enhance and upgrade their technical skills and knowledge in specific banking areas in the distinct and peculiar social, economic and business environment of the host country, and (ii) gain first-hand knowledge of the operations, systems and work procedures of the host bank’s various line departments.

Entitled Introduction  on HNB: History, Technology, Strategy, Agility, and Transformation, the HNB 2020 program will cover topics such as : (a) Driving the Business Transformation Journey; (b) Operational Excellence and Business Process Re-Engineering; (c) Driving the Digital Proposition; (d) Evolution of Risk at HNB; and (e) Driving Best Practices in Compliance.


Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka, and the National Cheque Clearing House in Sri Lanka.

The Tentative Agenda for the two-day visiting program can be viewed below.


We wish to inform ABA members that there is no participation fee for attending the HNB program. However, non-members will be charged a participation fee of US$200. All participants shall cover their airfare and hotel accommodation.


The HNB Program is scheduled to take place at the HNB Towers in Colombo.


For accommodation, we have requested the HNB to recommend hotels where delegates may stay, preferably ones that can offer corporate rates and located near HNB Towers. We will provide you details as soon as these are available.


ABA encourages your bank to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from HNB’s experience in several key banking operations. ABA requests participant/s to fill out the attached Confirmation Form and return it to ABA through our Fax No. (886 2) 2760 7569, or through our e-mail address at aba@aba.org.tw, if possible before April 15, 2019.


Hatton National Bank PLC is a leading private bank in Sri Lanka, with 256 branches and 452 ATMs. It has eight representative offices in the UAE, Bahrain, Italy, Oman and Qatar. HNB is engaged in the provision of general banking, development banking, offshore banking, mortgage financing, lease and hire purchase financing, corporate banking, pawn brokering, e-banking facilities, Islamic banking, custodian banking for mobile banking, stock brokering, providing life and general insurance services, micro financing, other financial services and property development. It is also engaged in dealing with government securities and listed equities. It operates through five segments: banking, leasing/hire purchase, property, insurance and others. A long-standing and very active member of the ABA. Antonio Jonathan Alles, HNB Managing Director & CEO is the current ABA Chairman.


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