Business News Update: Commemorating 72nd National Day, the head office and all People’s Bank branches organized Independence Day Celebrations Island wide. The National Day celebration at the People’s Bank head office was held under the patronage of the People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse and Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Rasitha Gunawardana.
‘Nidahase Upatha’ a programme held by People’s Bank every year on Independence Day was carried out this year as well Under this concept, People’s Bank has made arrangements to gift an ‘Isuru Udana’ Gift Certificate worth Rs. 2000/- to every baby born in the country between the 1st and 7th of February.
This programme was inaugurated by People’s Bank in 2006 with a vision to instil pride and honour towards our motherland as well as to encourage parents to successfully plan the future with a strong financial foundation of their children. With this Gift Certificate, parents can open an Isuru Udana Children’s Savings Account for the child at the nearest People’s Bank Branch using the amount in the Gift Certificate and maintain the account thereafter. The specialty of this programme is that the staff of People’s Bank visits the hospitals and gift the certificates to the newborns in person. `
The main event of this programme was held in the morning on 4th February at the Castle Street Hospital for Women in Borella under the patronage of People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse and Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Rasitha Gunawardana. Isuru Udana Gift Certificates and other gifts were offered to parents of newborn babies at these occasions. The ceremony was also attended by Director of the Castle Street Hospital for Women in Borella Dr. Pradeep Wijesinghe, together with staff of the hospital and the corporate and executive management of People’s Bank.
In addition to the Castle Street Hospital for Women, the Bank had made arrangements to carry out the Birth of Freedom program in hospitals located in Ampara, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Batticaloa, Galle, Gampaha, Hambanthota, Jaffna, Kaluthara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matale, Moneragala, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam, Ratnapura, Trincomalee, Wanni and Colombo.