Business and Economics
Ceylinco General Insurance donates ICU ventilators to National Hospital

In support of the efforts taken to combat the Covid 19 pandemic, the management of Ceylinco General Insurance donated 2 units of the German-made ICU ventilators at a cost of Rs 5.9 million to the National Hospital, Colombo, which will no doubt boost the capacity of the hospital.

Ceylinco General Insurance also requests each and every individual to do their utmost as responsible citizens in helping authorities tackle the situation.

In order to facilitate customers amidst the current lockdown across the country in the battle against Covid-19, Ceylinco General Insurance will continue to provide all essential services to its valued customers without any interruption. Arrangements have been made to pay claims online and the money credited to customers account via online transfers.

Also, the company has announced several measures with payment options which can be used according to the convenience of customers.  To renew a policy or to obtain a new policy, customers can visit and use the payment gateway to make online payments.

Microimage unveils MiHCM for Microsoft Teams

As businesses around the world take steps to ensure that their employees are connected and engaged, MiHCM today announced the release of MiHCM HR for Microsoft Teams to empower companies to manage their remote workforce. The company also extended the features of its cloud-based Digital HR platform to enable MiHCM users to manage their day-to-day HR operations more conveniently.

MiHCM HR for Microsoft Teams will allow companies to manage their human resource operations with check-in/out facilities, leave applications, preview payslips, submit timesheets and leave balance checking. Employees will be able to escalate a range of service requests to the HR department, such as requesting letters, documents, infrastructure or reporting work related issues.

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Priyantha Talwatte takes over the reins as Chief Executive Officer at Nations Trust Bank PLC

Nations Trust Bank announced today that Priyantha Talwatte has taken over the reins as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding former Director/Chief Executive Officer, Renuka Fernando. Mr. Talwatte who has been an integral part of the corporate management team of the Bank for the past 17 years, was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer and named Chief Executive Officer designate in January 2019.

With over 27 years of professional experience in diverse sectors, Priyantha Talwatte energised the consumer banking business at Nations Trust Bank as a transformative business leader. In a time of industry wide change, he was a leading proponent of digital banking and the digitization of operations for optimal customer convenience, establishing and strengthening the banks direct banking and digital channels.

Commenting on the appointment of the CEO, Mr. Gihan Cooray, Chairman of the Board at Nations Trust Bank stated, “The Board has every confidence that Mr. Talwatte will lead the Bank towards achieving its goals. Mr. Talwatte is the most suitable man for the job, and I wish him well in his new role.”

Mr. Talwatte proved his mettle by contracting and launching the American Express franchise in Sri Lanka implementing best in class work process and practices internally and externally to become the leading credit card issuer and acquirer in the local market.

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