Sampath Bank Super Branch

103 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7

We don't usually review banks, but this one is exceptional. The Sampath Bank Super Branch on Dharmapala Mawatha is a bank open at useful hours. It's open from 7 AM to 10 PM, 365 days a year.

Why do you even need branch banking, in these days of ATMs? Well, sometimes you need to cash or deposit cheques or ask questions or get something complicated done. For YAMU, for example, our business account doesn't come with an ATM card so access to human banking is annoying but essential.

In that regard, the Sampath Super Branch is a great innovation. It's an attractive looking building with ample parking and it's open all the time. There's obviously a demand for these services, since when we visited late one night the place was still packed with people.

Sri Lanka is well covered with ATMs, but if you need human and humane banking, the Sampath Super Branch is good for it.



There's parking round back, the entrance is closer to the junction.


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  • D

    If they are doing something like this it should be 24/7 or at least 4PM to 9AM 365 days.

    31 January 2013 10:59 AM Reply
  • sonali

    Ambiance is very good for a local bank but the service does not live up to the standards. Staff is not friendly at all and they mind their own business and wouldn't notice if a customer is waiting for hours!!!!

    02 April 2013 03:29 AM Reply
  • Oshadha

    Are they open on Poya days too?

    24 April 2013 06:47 AM Reply
  • Priyantha

    Not visited yet. Today only I came to know about such a facility. Isn't it due to poor propaganda?
    However, more attention is needed to the comments made by SONALI on April 2, 2013.

    23 May 2013 07:13 AM Reply
  • Ramitha

    As Sonali said the staff is not that friendly (Compared to Commercial Bank MiniComs), Its like "We don't like you, coz you are the reason we are having to do a late shift".
    Referring to banking services, its just the basic services(like if you don't have an ATM card), When you ask for any advanced services the answer would be that the Head/Branch office is closed, so they are unable to process it.

    01 June 2013 01:07 PM Reply
  • kaSUN

    i 100% agree with SonaLI…

    14 June 2013 12:37 PM Reply
  • Nalin1239

    Sampath Super Branch on Kiribathgoda too open 365 days 8 to 8. They are much better in customer care. I've been sampath customer for 5,6 years, they never makes me disappointed.

    29 June 2013 09:13 AM Reply
  • Moiz

    i too agree with sonali. the staffs of the bank are very poor in customer service. they dnt mind abt the customer they do there job with taking there own time

    13 July 2013 03:06 AM Reply
  • Phoenix

    Recently I've visited there to get a web card. I ain't felt any impoliteness. Though I live in Malabe, I went there specifically bcz, its amazing working hours. First day it was around 7pm and yesterday (Poya day), it was 5pm. They treated me nicely. Sampath has its own reputation in customer care. I think some of above comments may be made by some officials from other banks… I ain't believe their comments……

    22 July 2013 04:10 PM Reply
  • maz200i

    As far as i've observed and felt the super branch is superb bcos they are aware of any sort of banking requirement and they render it through out the year without any hesitation or drawback. They never give up any request or service required by customer unless it,s really imposible.(once i experinced it from a remittance transaction). Staff and even senior officers are very helpfull and even at late night they treated me every time with a smile. I disagree with all above negatives. Just pay a visit to see this…

    25 May 2014 09:41 AM Reply