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Job Ref No : le76090uu0  |  Closing Date : 2009-07-27
Banking Assistants (Trainees)-Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Established under the Monetary Law Act, No. 58 of 1949, the Central Bank is the premier financial institution in the country. Its present staff includes 303 Graduates, 167 Post-graduates (PhD/Masters), 27 Lawyers and 36 Accountants. Most of its activities are fully automated and all officers are linked through  sophisticated computer networks.

As per its Strategic Plan, the vision of the Central Bank is to be credible and dynamic Central Bank contributing to the prosperity of Sri Lanka. The key objectives of the Central Bank are to maintain economic and price stability and financial system stability with the aim of creating a conducive macroeconomic environment for sustainable long-term high growth in the country.

In addition to providing strategic leadership for the financial sector, the Central Bank provides prudential and pro-active policy recommendations to the government with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism, earning respect for its objectivity and apolitical stance. In doing so, the values maintained by the Central Bank are its commitment to inspirational leadership, transparency, accountability, integrity, commitment to professional competence, lifelong

learning, knowledge sharing and innovation, consistency and accuracy, operational autonomy, continuous commitments to results and commitment to participatory work practices.

The Central Bank now has several opportunities for Young Professionals to join its team as:

Banking Assistants (Trainees)

If you are a citizen of Sri Lanka, an enthusiastic team player with leadership qualities, an achiever with the following qualifications, you have a chance to join the Premier Financial Institution of the Country.

Banking Assistants (Trainees) Leading to Non Staff Class Grade II

2.1 Required Qualifications:

(a) Passed six subjects in G.C.E. (O/L) at one sitting with at least 5 B Passes including Mathematics and a Language (Sinhala, Tamil or English) and G.C.E.

(A/L) with at least 3 C Passes in main subjects at one sitting


(b) At least one of the following qualifications:

(i) Certificate in Banking and Finance (CBF) of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL)

(ii) The Intermediate Level of the Chartered Accountancy program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICA-SL)

(iii) The Managerial Level of the Management Accountancy program of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK (CIMA-UK)

(iv) One year Diploma from a recognized University in the field of Economics, Banking, Finance and Accountancy or higher qualification.

2.2 Age :
Not less than 18 years and not over 24 years as at the closing date of the applications (27th July 2009).

2.3 Remuneration:
An all inclusive fixed allowance of Rs.27, 500/- per month during the training period of two years. Thereafter, trainees who are found to be suitable will be absorbed into the Non Staff Class (NSC) Grade II level. In addition to the other fringe benefits, the initial gross remuneration of NSC Grade II would be around Rs.44, 000/- per month.

Selection Procedure
By a competitive examination and one or more interviews

If you have the above qualifications and wish to apply, your application in the prescribed form should be sent by registered post to reach the undersigned on or before 27th July 2009. Applicants are strictly advised to adhere to the prescribed application form.

The prescribed application form could be obtained from the Director - Human Resources Department, Central

Bank of Sri Lanka, No. 30, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope (9” X 4” in size).

Application forms are also available at the following places:

1. Central Bank of Sri Lanka      
    Regional Office
    35, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha,

2. Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    Regional Office
    341, 1st Stage, New Town

3. Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    Regional Office
    No. 805, Trincomalee Street,

4. Central Bank of Sri Lanka
    Centre for Banking Studies,
    58, Sri Jayewardenepura Mawatha,

Alternatively, prescribed application forms could also be downloaded from the Central Bank Website

Please indicate name of the post that you are intending to apply on the top left hand corner of the envelope.

Any application not meeting the required qualifications or received after the deadline will be rejected without notice. Further, applicants who do not possess the required qualifications as at the closing date will not be eligible to apply.

Any form of canvassing will be a disqualification.

The Bank reserves the right to decide the number of positions to be filled or postpone/ cancel the recruitment

Director – Human Resources Department,
Central Bank of Sri Lanka,
No. 30, Janadhipathi Mawatha,
Colombo 01.
Telephone: 2477225, 2477293
Fax: 2477715


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