Sampath Bank marks 14 years with Colombo Int’l Book Fair



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Tharaka Ranwala, Senior Deputy General Manager – Consumer Banking, Sampath Bank PLC (4th from left) handing over the Bank’s sponsorship cheque to Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam in the presence of Ms. Nadi B. Dharmasiri, Head of Marketing, Sampath Bank PLC (2nd from left) and other dignitaries at the Colombo International Book Fair


Sampath Bank joined hands with the Colombo International Book Fair organized by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers' Association (SLBPA) as the official banker of the event for the 14th consecutive year. This longstanding partnership is a testament to the Bank’s commitment to helping nurture the habit of reading amongst all Sri Lankans.


In a bid to offer greater convenience to the over 450 exhibitors as well as the 1.5million plus visitors, Sampath Bank operated a branch as well as an onsite ATM and Cash Deposit Machine at the venue. Open from 9am to 9pm all through the 10 days of the fair, the branch offered an extensive suite of financial services. The branch proved to be of particular value to exhibitors, who were able to deposit their cash balance at the end of every day, get change money and do other transactions without having to leave the premises. Visitors too availed the services of the branch for everything from withdrawing additional funds required to purchase their favorite books to depositing any money left with them.


Members of MyBook Club, a novel initiative by Sampath Bank in partnership with the SLBPA and ITN aimed at nurturing and promoting the habit of reading amongst all Sri Lankans, were offered free entry to the Book Fair as well as discounts at partner bookstores.


"As a homegrown national bank that is committed to adding value to the lives of all Sri Lankans, we, at Sampath Bank, are delighted to partner with the Colombo International Book Fair for the 14th consecutive year. We believe that, over the years, this forum has played a significant role in promoting the habit of reading amongst the young and the old, alike, and consider it our duty to support such an endeavor," said Tharaka Ranwala, Senior Deputy General Manager – Consumer Banking, Sampath Bank PLC.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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