July 18, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state-run Bank of Ceylon said it had been ranked as one of the 1,000 top banks in the world by UK-based The Banker Magazine, ahead of other domestic banks.

Bank of Ceylon has over 10 million customers and is the largest commercial bank by assets in Sri Lanka. It has 609 branches and 304 automated teller machines.

Chairman Razik Zarook said in a statement that further branch expansions were planned locally and internationally. .