Central Bank suspends business of ETI Finance & Swarnamahal Financial Services

Jul 13, 2020 (LBO) – The Monetary Board (MB) of the Central Bank has decided to suspend the business activities of ETI Finance Ltd (ETIF) and Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC (SFSP) with effect from today.

ETIF and SFSP have become insolvent due to various irregularities taken place, since 2011, the Central Bank said in a statement.

With the suspension of business of ETIF and SFSP, the Sri Lanka Deposit Insurance and Liquidity Support Scheme (SLDILSS) of the CBSL will take necessary actions to pay compensation to the insured depositors under the applicable laws and regulations which would facilitate to settle;

  1. 75% of the ETIF’s total depositors in full (28,554 depositors out of 38,111 total depositors), while each of the remaining 25% depositors (9,557 depositors) will also receive Rs.600,000/- as a part of their deposit amount, and
  2. 89% of the SFSP’s total depositors in full (7,802 depositors out of 8,726 total depositors), while each of the remaining 11% depositors (924 depositors) will also receive Rs.600,000/- as a part of their deposit amount.

The CBSL has also decided to issue notices of suspension of Certificate of Registration of ETIF and SFSP as Registered Finance Leasing Establishments in terms of Section 9(1) of the Finance Leasing Act No. 56 of 2000 with effect from today.

Full statement issued by CBSL

ETI-Press-Release-English-13.07.2020