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Sampath Bank becomes youngest to achieve Rs. 1 trillion in assets, in just 33 years

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Sampath Bank PLC recently announced that its asset base has surpassed Rs. 1 trillion, making it the youngest bank in Sri Lanka to achieve this feat. This is a significant milestone for the Bank, as very few players in the industry have reached this landmark.

This achievement is particularly noteworthy, given the volatile market conditions experienced during the last one and a half years and is a true testament to the strength and stability of Sampath Bank and the confidence placed in it by investors and customers alike.

Speaking about this achievement Nanda Fernando, Managing Director of Sampath Bank PLC said, “This is a proud moment for all of us at Sampath Bank as we celebrate reaching our first trillion. Being the youngest bank to achieve this feat reflects the dynamism, speed and agility with which we operate, as well as the hard work done over the years. Now that we have achieved our first, we will continue to raise the bar and strive for more landmark achievements such as this in the years to come.”

This accomplishment is the latest in a year that has seen Sampath Bank continuously winning accolades across diverse avenues. According to LMD’s Brands Annual publication, Sampath Bank was ranked among the top 10 ‘Most Loved Brands’ in the country and was the only bank to feature in the top 10, a clear indication that its drive to create seamless customer experiences has borne fruition. The Bank was also ranked 5th among the Most Valuable Entities in Sri Lanka according to a survey commissioned and conceptualized by LMD and conducted by Brand Finance, which ranked the nation’s most admired corporations. Continuing its winning streak for the 7th consecutive year, it was also recognized as Sri Lanka’s ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Commercial Bank’ yet again, at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards organized by the UK based World Finance magazine. Sampath Bank was the only Sri Lankan bank to have been recognized at this year’s event and the only Bank in the country to have received both these awards every year since 2014.



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Cabraal briefs Chief Incumbents on Port City Project Commission Bill

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On the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on April 19 visited the Asgiriya Chapter, the Malwathu Chapter and the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and Ramanna Maha Nikayas and briefed them on the relevant draft commission bill on Port City Project.

Cabinet Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of State Lohan Ratwatte, Minister of State Kanaka Herath, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and MP Kokila Gunawardena were also present on the occasion.

 

 

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Growing importance of training for nurses taking care of patients with NCDs

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To keep pace with the rapid expansion and increasing complexity of elderly home healthcare, training needs of home healthcare nurses must be identified and subsequent training programs implemented. English Nursing Care conducts training sessions on a weekly basis covering a variety of care needs for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) record that NCDs are estimated to account for 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health “although people are living longer, they live more years suffering from disease and disability, mainly from NCDs; life expectancy at birth in Sri Lanka is 74.9 years but healthy life expectancy at birth is only 67.0 years.” This has a significant impact on quality of life.

English Nursing Care Sri Lanka works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly living with NCD’s by training nurses on the most advanced and developed methodologies brought through years of experience internationally and locally. Being responsible for the well-being of your loved ones is pivotal in the service they provide.

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SriLankan Airlines welcomes Indian delegation to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines in a bid to recommence Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka under the proposed bio-bubble tourist arrival concept successfully completed a familiarization tour for Indian media and travel trade professionals recently. A delegation of tour operators, agents, and senior editors representing influential media institutions concluded a familiarization tour in Sri Lanka.

The delegation spent six nights and seven days touring the country while being subjected to mandatory PCR testing and other health guidelines imposed by the Ministry of Health. Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, the delegation toured the most sought-after local tourist sites including Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota. The tour was initiated by SriLankan Holidays and the ground arrangements for the tour were handled by Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Hamoos Travels.

The main purpose of their participation in this fam tour was to restore confidence in visiting Sri Lanka, especially among the Indian tourists to provide them in-depth knowledge on how the country’s tourism industry operates under the bio-bubble concept. Apart from visiting various places, they experienced the stringent health and safety protocols adopted by the country in resuming tourism under the “bio-bubble” concept allowing tourists to roam around without mixing with the local population.

During their stay here, the delegation was hosted for a virtual meet-and-greet with SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunathilleka, and Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon. The discussion focused on the airline’s operations to India, vaccination and quarantine travel arrangements between the two countries, current safety measures, and guidelines pertaining to the bio-bubble concept. They lauded the effort taken by officials to make their trip a memorable one.

The Indian delegation was highly impressed with the opportunities they were given to travel and explore the country and its exclusive holiday prospects for the enthusiastic traveller. This fam tour was a manifestation of the immense potential of Sri Lanka as a post-covid travel destination enticing the Indian traveller.

 

 

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