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Sri Lanka Below are the SWIFT codes for all banks in Sri Lanka. Only codes which are actively connected to the SWIFT network are shown. All passive (i.e. inactive) codes are excluded from the list.


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ID Bank or Institution City Branch Swift Code
1 ACUITY SECURITIES LIMITED COLOMBO HNBSLKLX
2 AMANA BANK PLC COLOMBO Head Office AMNALKLX
3 AXIS BANK LTD. COLOMBO Colombo AXISLKLX
4 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (CENTRAL BUS STAND BRANCH) BCEYLKLX573
5 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (FOREIGN CURRENCY BANKING UNIT) BCEYLKLX131
6 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (METROPOLITAN BRANCH) BCEYLKLX618
7 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (NON RESIDENT FOREIGN CURRENCY UNIT) BCEYLKLX125
8 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (PRIMARY DEALER UNIT BACK OFFICE) BCEYLKLXPRI
9 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO Head Office BCEYLKLX
10 BANK OF CEYLON KANDY (SUPER GRADE BRANCH) BCEYLKLX002
11 BANK OF CEYLON PETTAH (BANK OF CEYLON PETTAH BRANCH) BCEYLKLX004
12 BANK OF CHINA LIMITED COLOMBO BRANCH COLOMBO BKCHLKLX
13 CAPITAL ALLIANCE LIMITED COLOMBO CALDLKLX
14 CARGILLS BANK LIMITED COLOMBO Corporate CGRBLKLX
15 CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA COLOMBO CBCELKLS
16 CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA COLOMBO (EMPLOYEES' PROVIDENT FUND - CBSL) CBCELKLXEPF
17 CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA COLOMBO Head Office CBCELKLX
18 CENTRAL DEPOSITORY SYSTEMS (PVT) LTD COLOMBO CDSPLKLC
19 CITIBANK N.A. SRI LANKA COLOMBO Head Office CITILKLX
20 COMMERCIAL BANK OF CEYLON PLC COLOMBO Head Office CCEYLKLX
21 DEUTSCHE BANK AG, COLOMBO BRANCH COLOMBO DEUTLKLXGMO
22 DEUTSCHE BANK AG, COLOMBO BRANCH COLOMBO (COLOMBO BRANCH) DEUTLKLX001
23 DEUTSCHE BANK AG, COLOMBO BRANCH COLOMBO Head Office DEUTLKLX
24 DFCC BANK PLC COLOMBO Head Office DFCCLKLX
25 ENTRUST SECURITIES PLC COLOMBO CSSLLKLX
26 FIRST CAPITAL TREASURIES PLC COLOMBO FCTLLKLX
27 HABIB BANK LTD. COLOMBO Head Office HABBLKLC
28 HATTON NATIONAL BANK PLC COLOMBO (FOREIGN CURRENCY BANKING UNIT) HBLILKLX001
29 HATTON NATIONAL BANK PLC COLOMBO Head Office HBLILKLX
30 HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED, THE COLOMBO Head Office HSBCLKLX
31 ICICI BANK LTD COLOMBO Sri Lanka Branch ICICLKLX
32 INDIAN BANK COLOMBO Head Office IDIBLKLC
33 INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK COLOMBO Head Office IOBALKLC
34 LOLC FINANCE PLC COLOMBO Head Office LOFCLKLC
35 MCB BANK LTD. COLOMBO Head Office MUCBLKLC
36 NAT WEALTH SECURITIES LIMITED COLOMBO NWSLLKLX
37 NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANK PLC. COLOMBO Head Office NDBSLKLX
38 NATIONAL SAVINGS BANK COLOMBO Head Office NSBALKLX
39 NATIONS TRUST BANK PLC COLOMBO Head Office NTBCLKLX
40 NSB FUND MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED COLOMBO NSBFLKLX
41 PAN ASIA BANKING CORPORATION PLC COLOMBO Head Office PABSLKLX
42 PEOPLE'S BANK,HEAD OFFICE COLOMBO (HEAD OFFICE) PSBKLKLX
43 PEOPLE'S BANK,HEAD OFFICE COLOMBO (INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT) PSBKLKLX022
44 PEOPLE'S BANK,HEAD OFFICE COLOMBO (OVERSEAS DEPARTMENT) PSBKLKLX023
45 PUBLIC BANK BERHAD COLOMBO All Branches PBBELKLX
46 SAMPATH BANK PLC COLOMBO Headquarters BSAMLKLX
47 SENKADAGALA FINANCE PLC COLOMBO Head Office SENFLKLX
48 SEYLAN BANK PLC COLOMBO (TREASURY DIVISION) SEYBLKLXTRY
49 SEYLAN BANK PLC COLOMBO Seylan Bank Head Office SEYBLKLX
50 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK COLOMBO (CUSTODY) SCBLLKLXEQI


What is a SWIFT Code?

A SWIFT Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Code (BIC) used to specify a particular bank or branch. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also use these codes for exchanging messages between them.

SWIFT codes comprise of 8 or 11 characters. All 11 digit codes refer to specific branches, while 8 digit codes (or those ending in 'XXX') refer to the head or primary office. SWIFT codes are formatted as follows:

AAAA BB CC DDD

  • First 4 characters - bank code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters - ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters - location code, passive participant will have "1" in the second character (letters and digits)
  • Last 3 characters - branch code, optional - 'XXX' for primary office (letters and digits)

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The registrations of SWIFT Codes are handled by Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”) and their headquarters is located in La Hulpe, Belgium. SWIFT is the registered trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.