Our story began in 1939 with a vision to be the nation’s preferred bank, with a strong global presence and providing innovative financial solutions. With this vision in mind, we stay loyal to our five core values; being customer centric, respecting all forms of diversity, committing ourselves towards a higher level of ethics, governance & professionalism, focusing towards agility and innovation and being accountable for all our actions.
It was at the beginning of August 1939, that the first office of Bank of Ceylon (BOC) opened. This was known as Sri Lanka’s first state owned commercial bank situated in Fort, Colombo. Ever since, Bank of Ceylon has always been reliable to all Sri Lankans, which is why Bank of Ceylon goes by ‘’Bankers to the Nation’’. Our mission is to provide dependable financial services; nationally and globally, while motivating employees and bringing value to stakeholders. We at Bank of Ceylon provide the reassurance of trust and will continue to make Sri Lanka proud.
In terms of recognition, apart from achieving a brand value of Rs. 47.9 billion in the year 2020 by Brand Finance Lanka, Bank of Ceylon has also been given ratings such as AA+ and AAA, which is the highest rating a local commercial bank ever received. These ratings mean that Bank of Ceylon is the most reliable banking partner for all Sri Lankans. With over 640 branches online, Bank of Ceylon has connected with the nation through its largest network of over 2000 touch points and have earned a global recognition as one of the top 1,000 banks in the world (Country rank No.1) according to ‘’The Banker Magazine’’ (UK) from 2012 to 2020. As we strive for continued success in the coming years, we at Bank of Ceylon will always be your trusted partner
Island-wide branch network