Gunaratne - Banker - Colombo 08, Colombo, WP, Sri Lanka

Lakkhana Gunaratne

Colombo 08, Colombo, WP, Sri Lanka




Joined to Sampath Bank which is one of the leading bank in Sri Lanka as a Trainee and promoted to Junior Executive I in 2003. Then promoted to Junior Executive in 2006 and worked as a Branch Officer attached to operations and Credit Officer. In 2009 promoted to Executive I grade and worked as an assistant Branch Manager and presently working as an Assistant Manager attached to Employee Relations at Human Resources Department.

Work History

(HRM) and People Development (Training)


- 2013" by prestigious "Euoromoney" Magazine
➢ Sampath Bank has been able to clinch two awards for Best Talent Management (HRM) and People Development (Training)
➢ Sampath Bank has earned an accolade by being awarded the Best Banking Group in Sri Lanka 2012, by the prestigious World Finance Magazine.

Performance Management

Human Resources Department

From June 2012

➢ Leave management
➢ Employee Communication
➢ Member of Internal training Faculty of Sampath Bank

Associate Member of institute

Banker's of Sri Lanka


➢ B Sc Second Class Honors Grade 11 Degree in Management Information Systems from
National University of Ireland in March 2003.
➢ G C E A/L in 1997 with 2 C's and 2 S's
➢ G C E O/L in 1994 with 3 D's and 5 C's
➢ Presently following MBA and specialized in Finance at Cardiff Metropolitan University -


"The Banker" of Financial Times Limited

"The Banker" of Financial Times Limited

Sampath Bank won two awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2007 conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Assistant Manager/ Credit & Operation Manager

Kaluwanchikudy (Newly Opened Branch)

November 2009 - June 2012

Rs. 600 Mn

Relation Ship Manager


February 2007 - November 2009

Rs. 1 Bn

Credit Officer


November 2006 - February 2007

Rs. 400 Mn

Credit Officer


October 2004 - November 2006

Rs. 250 Mn

Credit Officer


October 2003 - September 2004

Rs. 50 Mn

Sri Lanka Sampath Bank

From May 2001

is one of leading banks in Sri Lanka which consists of 210 branches.

➢ Sampath is the first Bank in Sri Lanka to operate a multi-point network of automated teller machines
➢ MasterCard was introduced to Sri Lanka (under license from MasterCard International Incorporated in USA).
➢ Taking full advantage of the IT capabilities, TELEBANKING facility was introduced.
➢ Sampath Bank became the first Sri Lankan organisation to achieve the "Quality Approved Status" of best practice, which is presented by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
➢ Sampath Bank launched the first Visa Platinum Credit Cards in Sri - Lanka
➢ The Bank became the first in Sri-Lanka to introduce "One day clearing" for all cheques drawn on any Sampath Bank branch
➢ Sampath Bank was appointed as the settlement bank for US Dollar cheque clearing system in Sri - Lanka.
➢ The bank introduced the DEBIT CARD, another first in South Asia, in association with CIRRUS and MAESTRO.
Some awards won by Sampath Bank

Branch Banking

May 2001 - June 2012

Cover all areas of
• Cash Functions
• Accounts Opening Functions
• Clearing Functions
• Credits
Experience gained in Credits
Branch Designation Period Credit Portfolio Handled

Qualifications & Certifications

Computer based Information Systems

National Institute of Business Management

Computer System Design

National Institute of Business Management

Banking and Finance

ifs School of Finance

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