People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse (left) hands over a gift for a newborn child
People’s Bank made arrangements to mark the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the bank by presenting an ‘Isuru Udana’ gift certificate to every child born in the country between 1 July and 31 December.
A special event to celebrate this was held on 1 July at the Castle Street Maternity Hospital for Women in Borella under the patronage of People’s Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse and Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Ranjith Kodituwakku.
People’s Bank also made a financial contribution for the refurbishment of the restroom for mothers as well as for the compiling of the handbook given to new mothers.
During the event Isuru Udana certificates and gifts for new born babies were handed over to their mothers. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Pradeep Wijesinghe – Director and Dr. Pradeep Ratnasekara – Deputy Director of the Castle Street Maternity Hospital in Borella, K.B. Rajapakse – Senior Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking), Renuka Jayasinghe – Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking), Rohini Madurawala – Assistant General Manager(Channel Management), A. Jayasith – Acting Assistant General Manager (Retail Banking), N.K. Wimalasiri – Colombo South Regional Manager, Assistant Regional Managers, Sanjaya Abeykoon – Manager Borella Branch, together with staff members from the hospital and the branch.
People’s Bank organised this event in parallel with the bank’s 59th anniversary and with the objective of providing the parents with a financial goal to aim for when it comes to the future of their children. A notable feature of the event was that People’s Bank staff members actively participated by visiting the hospital all island to personally hand over the gifts to the parents of the newborn babies.
Parents can present the Isuru Udana gift certificate along with their child’s birth certificate at the nearest People’s Bank branch and open an Isuru Udana Children’s Savings Account. At the time the account is opened, People’s Bank will make an initial deposit of Rs. 1,000 while special gifts will be made available for additional deposits.