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Nations Trust Bank American Express official event partner at Fireside Chat 2019


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For the secondconsecutive year, Nations Trust Bank American Express partnered with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka Division along with the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) to present Fireside Chat 2019.

The eventfeatured leading foreign envoys in Colombo along with a closing session with Prime Minister RanilWickremesinghe and renowned businessman Dhammika Perera. The event was held on 19 March at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Colombo from 6p.m. onwards. Numerous well-known corporate and business leaders were amongst those present at this exclusive event.

Speaking about the partnership and the event, Nations Trust Bank Head of Cards Niluka Gunatilake said, “At Nations Trust Bank American Express we provide powerful backing for business and thuswe are proud to have been associated with this event for the second consecutive year. We were pleased by the feedback and reaction that we received last year and this encouraged us to continue this partnership. We have many challenges to meet as a country and this event provided a forum for open discussion about these challenges and opportunities with experienced people and decision makers.At Nations Trust Bank, our vision is to help people and businesses achieve today’s goals and tomorrow’s aspirations and thus we feel that, by being a part of events such as this, we can help society at large and create a dialogue that will enable individuals to achieve success in business and life.”

Fireside chat 2019 featured nine foreign ambassadors and high commissioners in Sri Lanka representing the UK, China, EU, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Netherlands, Canada and Switzerland. The speakers provided the audience with a far reaching and thought provoking international perspective on Sri Lanka’s future. The event was moderated by ICCSL Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody and Daily FT Editor Nisthar Cassim. The highlight of the event was the closing session where the Prime Minister along with Dhammika Perera spoke about business opportunity in Sri Lanka and how the country can overcome the challenges it faces. A part of the proceeds of this year’s event has been donated to the Cancer Hospital.

Nations Trust Bank PLC is among the top 30 business establishments in Sri Lanka as ranked by Business Today Magazine, ably providing a host of financial products and services to a wide range of customers. Nations Trust is also the bank behind Sri Lanka’s first fully digital bank, FriMi. The bank operates 94 branches across the country, boasting an ATM network covering 135 locations and 46 Cash Deposit and Withdrawal Machines, plus more than 3,500 ATMs on the Lanka Pay Network and is the issuer and sole acquirer for American Express Cards in Sri Lanka.

 


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