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Bank of Ceylon sponsors GMOA Good Intern Program 2015

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In recognition of the role Government medical practitioners played in the country, the Bank of Ceylon joined with the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) to sponsor the ‘Good Intern Program’ conducted recently. 

The GMOA has initiated the interns program as a preparatory course for doctors who are waiting internship.  Consultants of major disciplines, medical administrators and legal officers participate as resource personnel at the program which addresses both theoretical and practical aspects. 

BOC is proud to have sponsored this program in aiding doctors to update their knowledge, sharpen their skills and align their attitudes with the rapidly-changing medical science. The sponsorship was handed over and the Good Intern  manuals were exchanged with the bank at an event held in the Bank’s Head Office and BOC’s Chief Marketing Officer Dr. Indunil Liyanage, Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking Chandrani Jayaratne and  Assistant General Manager, Branch Credit W.C.K Wickramaarachchi represented Bank of Ceylon whilst Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, Consultant Pediatric Neurologist and President of GMOA, Dr. Chandika Epitakaduwa and Dr. Saman Abeywardhana. Past Secretaries of GMOA and Dr. Amila Meegaswatta participated on behalf of the GMOA.

The GMOA Sri Lanka was established in 1926 and currently has over 16,000 members. It provides extensive support to medical professionals in the country in terms of knowledge and skill development. The bank has established a good working relationship with the GMOA and its members over a period of time. The bank also has its Regent Street branch to cater to the needs of the Colombo General Hospital Doctors, medical staff and in coming patients.

Recognising the value of members of the GMOA, the Bank of Ceylon offers special personal loan facilities for its members. With a minimum security and attractive interest rate and flexible repayment period the doctors can avail themselves a personal loan facility up to a maximum of Rs. 6 million for a maximum repayment period up to seven years. However this special benefit is offered only for medical professionals as they can obtain personal loans up to a maximum of Rs. 10 million depending on their repayment capacity based on their professional income. Doctors can also obtain a special housing loan facility in collaboration with the Health Ministry for a low interest rate. 

BOC recognises GMOA members with a specially endorsed ‘GMOA Affinity Credit Card’ that is linked to amazing seasonal offers provided by exclusive service providers. Bank of Ceylon’s Prestige Plus current account also provides tailor made facilities to suite the busy schedule of professionals. Those benefits include a personalised cheque book, no joining fees involved for BOC credit cards, BOC internet banking facility and special rates when applying the air tickets via BOC Travels Ltd. Bank of Ceylon also offers leasing facilities for doctors at a special concessionary interest rate.

The Bank of Ceylon was named as the ‘Strongest Bank’ in the country for the year 2015 by the prestigious ‘The Asian Banker’ and it earned global recognition as one of the top 1000 banks in the world, (Country rank No.1) as listed by ‘The Banker Magazine’ (UK) respectively in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

The bank claimed its award as the only Sri Lankan brand recognised as one of Asia’s Best Brands in 2013 by the Chief Marketing Officer’s Council (CMO Council) based in Mumbai, India. Brand Finance Lanka ranked Bank of Ceylon as the country’s No. 1 brand for the last seven consecutive years.

The bank has passed exceptional milestones in recent years such as becoming the first to gain over Rs. 1 trillion assets. BOC has over 1,000 customer touch points covering all parts of Sri Lanka. Focusing on the bank’s achievement, Fitch Rating Lanka ranked the Bank of Ceylon at AA+(lka) which is the highest rating awarded to a local commercial bank and ICRA (lk) awarded AAA rating which is the highest credit quality rating issued by ICRA Lanka. Bank of Ceylon maintains international presence with branches in Chennai, Male, Seychelles and a subsidiary in London.

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