About Us


The IBSL was established in 1964 as the Bankers' Training Institute (BTI Ceylon) by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and incorporated in 1979 by the Act No. 26 of 1979 of Parliament, as the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (Incorporation).

  • To provide instruction and training for employees of banking institutions and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in the study of the theory and practice of banking and of related subjects and for such purpose to provide all facilities including lectures, discussions and library facilities;

  • To conduct examinations and to issue certificates to those who are successful in such examinations;

  • To facilitate and encourage discussions on matters of interest to bankers; and

  • To take such measures as may be desirable to further the interest of banking.

The IBSL also received the approval of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to include the word "Bankers, Banking and Finance" in corporate names of the IBSL.


To be the leading institution for professionals and academics in Banking and Finance of international standards to facilitate sustainable growth and national prosperity.


To empower future generations by providing opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in Banking and Finance to become commanding players with local and international career prospects.

Our Commitment is to,

  • Develop unique professional and academic programmes with international standards to meet the aspirations of all stakeholders

  • Attract aspirants and support building active alumni of the highest caliber with updated knowledge and skills

  • Provide all of our students with exceptional learning experience to establish life-long relationships with industry experts

  • Build a network of international collaborations and partnerships that will enable our alumni broaden their horizons beyond national borders

  • Ensure meeting aspirations of stakeholders through our policies, procedures, programmes, infrastructure and facilities along with efficient and effective discharge of our duties

Download Act No. 26 of 1979

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