Today marks the 50th year of the founding of the National Savings Bank (NSB). To celebrate this milestone, a Walk will be launched on March 19 by the NSB head office in Colombo, its regional offices and branches all over the country, among a series of other events, focusing strongly on the need for thrift among Sri Lanka’s citizenry.
An NSB press release said: The 16th of March, 2022 heralds the dawn of the Golden Jubilee of Sri Lanka’s Safest banking institution, The National Savings Bank popularly referred to as the NSB. As the institution that inculcates savings tin the nation, the NSB has metamorphosed from it’s frugal beginning to become the country’s premier savings institution and thereby becoming a national icon so much so that, today the Till logo along with the acronym “NSB” are synonymous throughout the nation to reflect safety and stability to all our stakeholders. The five decades of growth that the NSB has achieved today is in fact a reflection of the generations of trust placed by our invaluable patrons upon us culminating in NSB becoming the savings giant of Sri Lanka.
It is with great pride and pleasure that I as the Chairperson of the National Savings Bank, the safest bank in Sri Lanka, steer the NSB through its 50th Anniversary Celebrations. In the journey spanning five decades, the NSB has grown from strength to strength whilst serving the people of this nation with consistency and consideration. I take this opportunity to thank all our honoured guests present here today, for the unstinted support given to us in dispensing with information to the public. I reiterate our desire to continue working with the distinguished guests throughout our journey to greatness. I am honoured to be part of the National Savings Bank at its Golden Jubilee Celebrations and thank all those who celebrate with us.
General Manager / CEO’s Message
The year 2022 is most significant in the history of National Savings Bank (NSB)having completed 50 years in provision of an excellent and continuous service to this nation. While we celebrate our Golden jubilee, we reflect on our deep roots spanning almost two centuries, that has kept us in touch with the people through generations and being chiseled in the annals of history as a distinguished institution. It is my honour to serve in this great financial institution that has molded generations of savers who are the lifeblood of this nation. As the General manager/ CEO, I express my profound appreciation to all out stakeholders and distinguished guests for their continuous faith in our abilities as the safest bank in Sri Lanka and invite all to celebrate with us this momentous occasion.
In celebrating the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee of the National Savings Bank, we would be remiss not to appreciate our stakeholders and in view of this, the NSB will host:
❖ Women’s Day Celebrations centered upon empowering women’s contribution to the National Economy on 5th March, 2022 with a variety of Media contents
❖ The Agroforestry Initiative focusing on the banks projects and the impact realized for society on the 12th of March, 2022 by giving impetus to home gardening and cultivation.
❖ An Appreciation of all NSB stakeholders for placing their “Trust” in NSB throughout generations of successive savers on the 19th of March, 2022 by conducting a walk initiating from the Head Office and all regions and branches of Sri Lanka to raise awareness on Thrift.
❖ Inaugurating the Digitalization of NSB and the Emphasis upon Inward Remittances to strengthen the National Economy on the 26th of March, 2022
Mahindra Ideal Finance One of Sri Lanka’s Great Places to Work
Mahindra Ideal Finance is not only one of Sri Lanka’s leading finance companies, but also one of Sri Lanka’s top employers of choice, attested to by the Company being certified as a Great Place to Work for 3 consecutive years, most recently in 2021.The Company has also been recognized amongst the Best 10 companies in the banking, financial services and insurance sector in 2021 by the Great Place to Work® Sri Lanka. As a result, Mahindra Ideal Finance has attracted a diverse group of individuals at the top of their game to be a part of the Company’s various teams. Having embarked on a landmark islandwide network expansion strategy, Mahindra Ideal Finance is also creating new opportunities for aspiring Sri Lankan professionals looking to build solid careers in financial services.
Duminda Weerasekara – Chief Executive Officer said, “As we are growing our presence around the country through the expansion of our branch network, we are looking for driven and passionate people to reinforce our teams. As we have been a dedicated, caring and trustworthy employer since our inception, Mahindra Ideal Finance is the ideal platform for dynamic young professionals looking to launch or grow their careers.”Great Place to Work®, headquartered in the USA, is the global authority on high-trust, high performance workplace cultures. Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.
Daraz Cares introduces ‘Buy one Give One’ initiative – To support families in vulnerable communities
The unfolding economic crisis in the country has presented Sri Lankans with unprecedented challenges, including scarcity of essentials, escalating living expenses and deteriorating living standards. The impacts of the crisis are graver and more ominous for those in vulnerable communities, where families struggle to make ends meet amidst mounting financial difficulties.As part of its commitment to give back to the community, Daraz Cares has come forward with a social initiative that pledges support for families in vulnerable communities. The initiative themed ‘Buy One, Give One’ will support Sri Lankan families faced with financial challenges with a pack of selected daily essentials. The selected items for the ‘Buy One, Give One’ initiative are, a 1kg pack of CIC Sudu Suduru Rice,a 500g of Orient Mysoore Dhal, a 300g pack of Maggi Coconut Milk Powder, 500g of Orient White Sugar, and 500 g packs of Sunlight Lemon and Rose Detergent Powder, which are all available for purchase via Daraz Mart.
The initiative will be implemented in a manner that, each time an individual purchase any desired quantity of one of the nominated items on the Daraz app, Daraz will donate an equal quantity of the same product to a family in vulnerable communities.Daraz invites everyone to purchase a preferred quantity of the selected items via www.daraz.lk/dmart/ and become a part of the ‘Buy One, Give One’ social initiative.
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Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO, said, “This partnership will further assist us in offering an enhanced service for our valued customers. As a company, DIMO has always stood for fuelling the dreams and aspirations of the communities we serve in, and it is a pleasure to be able to offer an innovative insurance scheme at a time like this, in collaboration with Allianz.
Gany Subramaniam, CEO of Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd, said “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with DIMO to offer a customer-centric product, ensuring a vehicle is repaired and restored with minimum hassle.”
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