Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) opened trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) on January 5. This event was yet another in a series of Market Opening Ceremonies featuring the companies from the S&P SL20 index.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Alles, DGM – Credit and Transaction Banking Mrs. Ruvini Thenabadu, DGM – Legal/Board Secretary Mrs. Thushairi Ranaweera, DGM – Corporate Banking Ruwan Manatunge, Chief Financial Officer Ashok Goonesekere and Chief Manager – Planning and Investments Rajive Dissanayake from Hatton National Bank PLC and Chairman Vajira Kulatilaka, Director Anton Godfrey, CEO, Rajeeva Bandaranaike and the Senior Management from the CSE took part in the Market Opening Ceremony.

MD/CEO Jonathan Alles stated that, “HNB’s experience with CSE is a very good one. HNB first listed in 1971 and since then has grown to be one of the dominant stocks in the CSE, within the top 10 in terms of the market cap and exceeding Rs.10 billion in turnover in 2015”. He further stated, “In the HNB group, Lanka Ventures, HNB Assurance are listed and our recent acquisition, HNB Grameen will be listed shortly. In addition, its joint venture companies, Acuity Stockbrokers, Acuity Securities and the corporate advisory team are well positioned to take advantage of the interesting developments planned for CSE in 2016,” he added.