Sampath Bank sponsors ‘Jaffna Poson Festival’ at Sri Naga Vihara

Sampath Bank recently announced its sponsorship of the Jaffna Poson Festival at the Sri Naga Vihara International Buddhist Center on June 14 and 15.

Jaffna residents were treated to an exhibition of ancient Buddhist relics. The highlight of this year’s celebrations in Jaffna was expected to be not just the religious observances and good-fellowship, but the large and captivating collection of children’s paintings on display at the Sri Naga Vihara.

The theme for this art exhibition was ‘good habits and rituals,’ and it elicited some charming submissions. These paintingswere submitted by 200 Tamil children of different age groups, ranged from engagingly childlike drawings to mature works of astonishing artistic merit.

Perhaps what’s most noteworthy about this art exhibit is that these budding young artists are the children of former LTTE cadres who have long since been rehabilitated and have assimilated themselves into the fabric of Sri Lankan society.The level of enthusiasm was so impressive that the Bank decided to award each and every young artistic participant a cash prize in the form of a Sampath Bank account.

“Sampath Bank has had a presence in Jaffna peninsula since peace returned to the Peninsula,” said Tharaka Ranwala Senior Deputy General Manager and Group Marketing, Deposit Mobilization and Digitalization, Sampath Bank PLC. “The Bank has proved to be one of the fastest growing private banks in the area, offering its customers a range of attractive financial products and services. Coming from a bank that is on the cutting edge technologically, the people of Jaffna embraced these progressive products and services and are being rewarded for it. They appreciate the value and benefits of these technologically advanced products and services.”

The festivities culminated on the evening with a number of events. In the age-old Sri Lankan tradition of religious tolerance, these events were graced by the attendance of members of the clergy of the Buddhist, Hindu and Catholic faiths. Brief sermons delivered by senior Buddhist prelates, followed by the Sampath Bank-sponsored prize giving for participants of different age levels.

Sampath Bank is a 100% local bank that has deeply rooted itself in the lives of the people of Sri Lanka. Established in 1987, the bank has become a state-of-the-art financial institution that continues to be a market leader today thanks to its constant innovation and customer focused approach to business.

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