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Seylan Bank commemorates 36th Anniversary by Expanding Seylan Pahasara Initiative with Six New Libraries in Deserving Schools
Seylan Bank celebrated its 36th anniversary by reaching another milestone through its Seylan Pahasara initiative. On March 25th and 26th, 2024, the bank inaugurated six new libraries at schools in need across Sri Lanka. This marks a significant step towards its ongoing commitment to nurturing young minds and fostering a culture of learning.

The newly opened libraries are situated at Moratu Maha Viduhala in Moratuwa, Meesalai Veerasingam Central College in Chavakachcheri, St. Anne’s Maha Vidyalaya in Daluwakotuwa, Ameen Maha Vidyalaya in Kattankudy, Dambadeniya Central College in Narammala and Sri Chandrananda Buddhist Girls’ College in Kandy. This expansion brings the total number of libraries spread island wide to 231.

Seylan Bank remains dedicated to the essence of physical libraries, acknowledging the value of printed materials in fostering a comprehensive learning environment. However, driven by the vision to evolve traditional libraries into digital hubs tailored to meet the needs of Gen Z learners, Seylan Bank is also piloting a transition towards e-libraries. This strategic move aims to assess the impact and operational implications of digitization while laying the groundwork for a seamless shift from physical to digital learning resources. Each library is equipped with facilities including computers and multimedia projectors, to facilitate collaborative learning and access to e-books alongside traditional printed resources.

Commenting on the initiative, Champika Dodanwela – Chief Financial Officer at Seylan Bank, stated, "Our longstanding commitment to the Pahasara Initiative has made a profound impact on Sri Lanka's educational landscape, transforming countless lives. Through this sustainability initiative, we reach out to deserving schools, unlocking their potential by providing access to books and knowledge.

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SEC appoints two top professionals to drive its HR and Organisation Transformation agenda
The capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) has appointed two experienced and talented professionals to head its HR function and drive the institution’s organisation transformation agenda. The two positions are Director and Assistant Director of HR & Organisation Transformation.

The new Organisation Transformation function augments the existing Human Resources department to bring about futuristic change and innovation in the policy, practice, process, and people environment in the institution. SEC has also commenced its journey towards digital transformation and the two new recruits will work in synergy with the recently appointed Chief Digital Officer in an integrated manner.

Chiranthi Cooray joins the SEC as Director HR & Organisation Transformation. She has over 18 years experience in senior leadership roles across HR, Business and Digital Transformation, Sustainability and Corporate Communications. Chiranthi is a C-level executive with multi-disciplinary experience and a proven record of accomplishment in driving organisation transformation and change.

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ComBank shines at LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2024
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon won three Gold awards and two Silvers at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2024, reaffirming the Bank’s status as a frontrunner in payment technology innovation in Sri Lanka.

The Bank was presented the Silver in the ‘Overall Award for Excellence in Digital Payments’ in addition to being recognised as the ‘Most innovative Bank of the Year’ with a Gold award, and receiving the Gold awards for ‘Best Bank for Retail Payments’ and for ‘Best Mobile Application for Retail Payments via LankaQR’ for ComBank Q+ - the Bank’s QR Payments App. The Bank also won the overall Silver Award as ‘Best LankaPay Card Implementor of the Year.’

The Bank said these awards reaffirm the Bank’s supremacy and its pioneering products and services in the digital payments sphere.

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