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BOC City office re-opens at its Historic premise in Colombo 1

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The historic “City Office” building of the country’s No.1 Bank was ceremoniously opened after being refurbished to add more glamour and modernity to its historic value.

The ceremony took place in line with the bank’s 83rd Anniversary held recently on August 1 with the participation of Chairman Kanchana Ratwatte, General Manager K.E.D. Sumanasiri, Additional General Manager Russel Fonseka, DGM Branch operations and Development banking Priyal Silva, AGM Western Province Central Ruchindra Perera and staff members of the City Branch, members of the Corporate and Executive Management, and other distinguished guests including long-standing customers of the bank.

The building is the premise of the first bank branch of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) where, Sri Lanka’s first indigenous modern bank was established by Sir Andrew Caldecott, the Governor of Ceylon on 1st August 1939 located at Bristol Street, Colombo 01. Hence the building itself has a long historic value that enriches BOC’s 83 yearlong heritage.

The City Office Building is solely owned by the Bank of Ceylon and is one of the historical buildings located in the Colombo fort area as recognized by the Department of Archaeology. Bank of Ceylon takes pride in maintaining this historic building for more than eight decades preserving its historical values for the nation.

Chairman Kanchana Ratwatte and General Manager K.E.D. Sumanasiri declaring open the City Office.

The bank had to preserve its historic value whilst adding the sophistication required for modern customers. The bank took appropriate steps to fully renovate the City Office Building with careful attention to its originality.

The City Office has been reinstated in the newly refurbished building that has come back to life with its original prestige and added digital convenience to serve all its invaluable customers with the same warmth and care as ever before.

With over 2000 customer touchpoints across the country, the Bank of Ceylon is the No.1 banking Brand in the country awarded by Brand Finance Lanka.


Monday, August 8, 2022 – 01:00

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