Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC, renewed its partnership with pioneers in
agriculture mechanization Browns & Company PLC to offer special services and attractive benefits
on agricultural machinery.
“We’re delighted to renew our collaboration with Browns & Co and offer customers an exciting
array of special rates and tailored benefits when purchasing agricultural machinery. Especially in these
challenging times, the enhancement of productivity in the agricultural sector is a vital to the Sri
Lanka’s prosperity. With the renewal of this longstanding relationship we will continue to serve this
essential market segment moving forward,” HNB Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana
HNB will offer customers an attractive leasing package inclusive of special low interest rates and a
free credit card, with the bank waiving off the first year annual fee. The package is also anchored to
attractive benefits from HNB General Insurance, including a free life insurance cover of Rs. 4.5 Mn
and discounted vehicle premiums for Brown & Company customers.
“We have always taken pride in our innovative and customer-centric approach to selling agriculture
machinery. Our renewed partnership with HNB will allow our loyal customer base greater access to
the most reliable products and world-class after-sales services, helping them on their journey to
grow and feed the nation,” Brown & Company Cluster Chief Operating Officer, Sanjaya Nissanka
Building on its illustrious history of serving agricultural needs for over 145 years, Brown will provide
customers with warranties for an exclusive range of tractors during the promotional period.
Renowned for their attentive after-sales service, the company will offer four doorstep services for
the purchase of each tractor model covered under the leasing package free of charge. In addition,
Brown will also provide free registration for HNB customers for the duration of the partnership.
Established in 1875, the prestigious Browns Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified
conglomerates, which manages a fast growing and valuable portfolio of brands across several key
industry sectors, including automotive, power generation, agriculture and plantation,
pharmaceuticals, investments, marine, and manufacturing as well as leisure.
With 252 customer centers across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most
technologically innovative banks, having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive
forward a new paradigm in digital banking. The bank was also ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for five consecutive years. HNB
has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.
HNB was also declared Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020, in
addition to winning the coveted Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka Award for the 11th time at the Asian
Banker Awards 2020, in recognition of its sustainable growth and continuous improvements in
processes, products and services amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment.
Caption: (from Left) Mahesh Ratnayake, Executive – Business Development HNB, Roshan De Silva,
Assistant Manager – Leasing, HNB, Niluka Amarasinghe, Head of Leasing HNB, Kanchana
Karunagama, Head of Personal Financial Services, HNB Sanjaya Nissanka ,Cluster Chief Operating
Officer, Brown & Company PLC, Niyas Ahamed, Deputy General Manager – Agriculture and heavy
Equipment cluster Brown & company, Anton Perera ,Manager Service Operation, Browns
Agriculture SBU and Chanaka Chandrasekara , Manager Business Development, Browns Agriculture
SBU at the ceremony.