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BoC Mega Waasi draw on April 9
BoC Mega Waasi , the savings scheme offering valuable gifts, rewarded
over 12,500 customers of Bank of Ceylon with gifts worth over 202.6
million in 2012 and 2013 under Mega Waasi - Season 1 and under draws one
and two of Mega Waasi - Season 2 in August and December 2013.
The Mega Waasi Season 2 final draw will reward 1,554 customers with
gifts worth over 46.4 million. This final draw will be held April 9 at
the BoC Head Office premises.
Account holders with a minimum balance of Rs.10,000 in any savings or
personal current account for a continuous period from December 1, 2013
till March 31, 2014 have qualified to enter this draw.
NTB gets new chief
Krishan Balendra has been appointed Chairman of Nations Trust Bank (NTB)
from May 1. He succeeds Arjuna Gunaratne who resign on April 30
following the completion of nine years on the Board of NTB, in
compliance with Central Bank rules.
Balendra was appointed to the Board of NTB in December 2009 and
serves as a member of the Board Supervisory Committee, the Human
Resources and Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and the Board
Credit Committee of the Bank.
Mobitel bills accepted at LB Finance branches
The national mobile service provider, Mobitel recently partnered with
LB Finance to enable customers pay their Mobitel bills and top-up on
reloads at any of the 138 LB Finance branches spread out across the
All transactions done by pre-paid and post-paid customers at any LB
Finance branch in the island will be updated in real-time.
Sampath Cards marks 25th anniversary
Sampath Cards has introduced seasonal offers to mark the 25th
anniversary of its presence in the cards sector and to reward loyal
Sampath Bank celebrates the loyalty and dedication of its growing
customer base with seasonal offers. It was the first to launch Master
Card to Sri Lanka in 1989. As a pioneering brand among cards, it has set
the benchmark introducing state-of-the-art technology to the Card
industry and launching the nation's first Visa Platinum Card, Visa
Signature Card and Visa Infinite Card.
AMW Suzuki showroom at Badulla
Associated Motorways (Pvt) Limited (AMW) opened a Suzuki showroom at
Bailey Road, Badulla recently.
AMW have launched a program to promote the Suzuki brand and its
entire range of vehicles not only in Colombo but across the island.
The opening of the Badulla showroom is a step in this direction.
Customers can experience the range of vehicles under this brand and
avail themselves of AMW's superior after sales service.
Indunil Liyanage obtains PhD
Bank of Ceylon, Chief Marketing Officer, Indunil Liyanage obtained a
Doctorate (PhD) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), University
of Colombo, Sri Lanka recently.
His doctoral research was on Human Psychology in the area of
Dr. Indunil Liyanage conducted extensive research for the last five
years and presented and published part of his findings at the Colombo
University Research Symposium in 2012.
He will publish his findings in reputed journals soon.
The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo,
Professor Sunil Chandrasiri, Co-ordinator of the PhD Program, Dr. S. P.
Premaratne and thesis supervisor Dr. Bhadra Ararchchige guided and
encouraged Dr. Liyanage over the past five years on his extensive
research for the PhD.
Lankem Agro wins two awards
Lankem Ceylon Plc won the all island 'Geo Responsibility Silver
Award' and the Cleaner Production (CP) Bronze Award in the medium
category at the annual award ceremony at the BMICH. Geocycle, the
professional waste management solutions provider inaugurated Geo
Responsibility Awards in 2011, to recognise industries that practice
best environmental management systems and popularizing sustainable waste
management among the industrial community. Lankem, Director and COO
Damith Vitharana accepted the award on behalf of Lankem.
Four Corners designs SLT web site
Four Corners Lanka, a company which deals in web design, development
and applications, designed and developed the recently launched corporate
web site of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) to create an enhanced
user-friendly and technologically innovative web experience for SLT
customers. Using Four Corner's responsive web design expertise, the site
is driven by a Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) interface enabling
user-friendly connectivity to SLT and social media enabling
Mahapola Lotto launches M Super Lotto
Oceanic Games last week launched four innovative lottery products
under the Mahapola Lotto - M Super Lotto, M Lotto Plus, M Lotto, and
Offering a grand prize of Rs. 150 million along with several other
prizes, the four new products are set to boost funding for the Mahapola
Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund.
Allowing consumers to pick six of their preferred lucky numbers
between one and 50, M Super Lotto offers a mega prize of Rs. 150
million, the highest single prize in the history of lotteries in Sri
Lanka, every Sunday. M Lotto Plus, where consumers have to pick any five
numbers between one and 68, offers a grand prize of Rs. 50 million every
Wednesday and Saturday.
Testa Group opens bakery
The Testa Group of Avissawella, opened a bakery opposite the
Colombo Eye Hospital recently. The bakery was opened by
Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Minister of
Information Technology, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Testa
Group Chairman T.A.D. Ranjith were also present.