SWIFT/BIC codes in Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ALSBLKL1 ASHA PHILLIP SECURITIES LIMITED COLOMBO
AMNALKLX AMANA BANK PLC COLOMBO
ARAVLKL1 SOFTLOGIC STOCKBROKERS (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
ASIMLKL1 ASIA STOCKBROKING AND INVESTMENT MANAGMENT (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
ASSPLKL1 ASIAN SECURITIES (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
AXISLKLX AXIS BANK LTD. COLOMBO
BATSLKA1 CEYLON TOBACCO COMPANY PLC COLOMBO
BCEYLKLX BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO
BCEYLKLX002 BANK OF CEYLON KANDY (SUPER GRADE BRANCH)
BCEYLKLX004 BANK OF CEYLON PETTAH
BCEYLKLX125 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (NON RESIDENT FOREIGN CURRENCY UNIT)
BCEYLKLX131 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (FOREIGN CURRENCY BANKING UNIT)
BCEYLKLX573 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (CENTRAL BUS STAND BRANCH)
BCEYLKLX618 BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (METROPOLITAN BRANCH)
BCEYLKLXPRI BANK OF CEYLON COLOMBO (PRIMARY DEALER UNIT)
BMSVLKL1 BARTLEET MALLORY STOCKBROKERS (PVT) LTD. COLOMBO
BSAMLKLX SAMPATH BANK PLC COLOMBO
CALDLKLX CAPITAL ALLIANCE LIMITED COLOMBO
CBCELKLS CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA COLOMBO
CBCELKLX CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA COLOMBO
CBCELKLXEPF CENTRAL BANK OF SRI LANKA COLOMBO (EMPLOYEES' PROVIDENT FUND - CBSL)
CBPDLKL1 COMMERCIAL BANK PRIMARY DEALER LTD. COLOMBO
CCEYLKLX COMMERCIAL BANK OF CEYLON PLC COLOMBO
CDSPLKLC CENTRAL DEPOSITORY SYSTEMS (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
CESPLKL1 NATION LANKA EQUITIES (PVT) LTD. COLOMBO
CGRBLKLX CARGILLS BANK LIMITED COLOMBO
CITILKLX CITIBANK N.A. SRI LANKA COLOMBO
COSPLKL1 COMMERCIAL STOCKBROKERS (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
CSCSLKL1 CDIC SASSOON CUMBERBATCH STOCKBROKERS (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
CSSLLKLX ENTRUST SECURITIES PLC COLOMBO
DEUTLKLX DEUTSCHE BANK AG, COLOMBO BRANCH COLOMBO
DEUTLKLX001 DEUTSCHE BANK AG, COLOMBO BRANCH COLOMBO (COLOMBO BRANCH)
DEUTLKLXGMO DEUTSCHE BANK AG, COLOMBO BRANCH COLOMBO
DFCCLKLX DFCC BANK PLC COLOMBO
FCTLLKLX FIRST CAPITAL TREASURIES LIMITED COLOMBO
FRIPLKL1 FITCH RATINGS LANKA LTD. COLOMBO
FWSPLKL1 FORBES AND WALKER STOCKBROKERS (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
HABBLKLC HABIB BANK LTD. COLOMBO
HBLILKLX HATTON NATIONAL BANK PLC COLOMBO
HBLILKLX001 HATTON NATIONAL BANK PLC COLOMBO (FOREIGN CURRENCY BANKING UNIT)
HDSPLKL1 HDF SECURITIES (PVT) LTD. COLOMBO
HNBSLKLX ACUITY SECURITIES LIMITED COLOMBO
HSBCLKLX HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED, THE COLOMBO
ICICLKLX ICICI BANK LTD COLOMBO
IDIBLKLC INDIAN BANK COLOMBO
IFLLLKL1 IIFL SECURITIES CEYLON (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
IOBALKLC INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK COLOMBO
JKSPLKL1 JOHN KEELLS STOCKBROKERS (PVT) LTD. COLOMBO
JSPLLKL1 JB SECURITIES (PVT) LTD COLOMBO
LASPLKL1 LANKA SECURITIES (PVT) LIMITED COLOMBO

What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT code - sometimes called a SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks, non-financial, and financial institutions globally. SWIFT codes are a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC).

If you transmit money across international lines you nearly always need to use a SWIFT/BIC code, as it’s the way banks, financial institutions and money transfer services identify where to send money on a global scale. You can think of a SWIFT/BIC code a bit like a ZIP/postal code. Your bank can use the SWIFT code to find another bank on the other side of the world. Similar to how sending a postcard to the wrong ZIP/postal code means it may get lost, the same thing can apply for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a BIC look like?

A BIC/SWIFT code is either 8 or 11 characters in length:

AAAA BB CC DDD

More info about SWIFT/BIC codes

There are 2 types of SWIFT code: live and passive. Live codes are for financial institutions who are actively connected to the SWIFT network while passive Codes are used for manual transactions. Passive SWIFT codes will have a 1 as the second digit of the 2 character location code.

SWIFT code registrations and management are the responsibility of "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication" (“SWIFT”) which 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.