Reaffirming its commitment to fostering financial literacy among students, HNB PLC, announced the reopening of its Student Savings Unit at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo.
The reopening comes as part of the bank’s continued efforts to instil the habit of saving among young minds. The event was graced by the esteemed presence of St. Joseph’s College Rector, Rev. Fr. Ranjith Andradi and the Managing Director and CEO of HNB, Jonathan Alles, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Dilshan Rodrigo who are distinguished past pupils of the College, along with Deputy General Manager Retail and SME Banking Sanjay Wijemanne, Assistant General Manager, Network Management and Business Development Supun Dias and Head Office Branch Chief Manager, Dilanka De Silva.
HNB Managing Director and CEO, Jonathan Alles stated; “We are pleased to be a part of this momentous occasion, celebrating the reopening of the Student Savings Unit at St. Joseph’s College.
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Business Networking Seminar ‘Explore and Expand Global Business Opportunities via Hong Kong’ organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) was held on May 24, at Taj Samudra Colombo.
The purpose of the seminar was to discuss the role of Hong Kong as an international business centre and support provided for Sri Lankan companies (small and medium enterprises), project owners and start-ups to reach out to international markets via Hong Kong.
National Chamber President Deepal Nelson with opening remarks stated that it is extremely important to increase the exports of the Country with the intention of addressing the current economic situation of the Country.
The Keynote speaker of the event was Chaminda Pathiraja, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Industries who graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Rajesh Bhagat HKTDC Consultant, South Asia made a special presentation on facilities offered by the HKTDC when reaching the global market opportunities via Hong Kong.
Anura Warnakulasooriya giving closing remarks stated that if we cater to a niche market, we should be able to secure market opportunity and continue with less competition.
A large gathering of business people for the session and the participants were representing Colombo and various districts of the Country.