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People’s Bank commences 60th anniversary celebrations

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This event included religious ceremonies where People’s bank Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Catholic priests blessed the country, the people, the customers, the founders who pioneered the establishment of the People’s bank and all the past and present employees of People’s Bank.

People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse and CEO/General Manager Ranjith Kodituwakku addressed the staff and also launched a digital cheque deposit machine at Headquarters branch in commemoration of the anniversary. People’s Bank Corporate and Executive Management, bank staffs and retired employees were also present on the occasion.

People’s Bank commences  60th anniversary celebrations
Religious activities by Buddhist monks and other Islamic, Hindu and Catholic priests.

In addition, a self-banking unit was opened at Nawaloka Hospital premises at the presence of Chairman of People’s Bank, CEO/ General Manager, Chairman of Nawaloka holdings Jayantha Dharmadasa and officers of Nawaloka holdings.

People’s Bank is the country’s Premiere Licensed Commercial Bank with Sri Lanka’s largest banking foot print comprised of 741 branches and service centers island wide. With a history spanning 60 years, the Bank benefits from a staff strength of close to 8,000 serving more than 14.0 million customers and close to 19.0 million account relationships – which is by far the largest for any Financial Services provider in country.

With a view to bring the benefits of digitalization to the entire nation, People’s Bank embarked on a digital transformation journey back in 2015 by taking a pioneering role in digitization and customer engagement.

People’s Bank commences  60th anniversary celebrations
Opening of People’s Bank self-banking unit at Nawaloka hospital premises.

Since then a host of diversified digital banking solutions have been launched that deliver enhanced convenience, speed and efficiency, and convenience to customers at every point in their interactions with the bank. People’s Bank is the first and only Bank in Sri Lanka to be accredited with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification; the highest international accreditation for information protection, and security. People’s Bank prides itself in being at the forefront of facilitating digital-financial services penetration into the rural hinterlands of the country and has recorded unmatched levels of success in supporting the nation’s evolution into a digital society.

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