People’s Bank Officers’ Association rewards members’ children who achieved academic excellence 

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People’s Bank Chairman and CEO/GM awards the children of People’s Bank Officers Association, who have excelled in the recently-concluded Grade 5, G.C.E (O/L) and G.C.E (A/L)


People’s Bank Officers’ Association recently held its ‘Abhinandana Pranama 2019’ – Scholarships Awards Ceremony at the People’s Bank Staff Training College. Organised for the 19th consecutive year, the award ceremony recognises and appreciates outstanding educational achievements of the children of People’s Bank Officers’ Association’s members.

During the gala ceremony, scholarships and certificates were awarded to such children, who have excelled at Grade 5, G.C.E (O/L) and G.C.E (A/L) examinations. Conducted island-wide, a large number of students sit for these examinations and achieving top placements in such a fierce competition is an extraordinary feat. These scholarships provide an impetus for the children to excel continuously and gain greater recognition which would ultimately enhance their career prospects. The special guest on the occasion was Prof. Nilwala Kottegoda – Department of Chemistry, The University of Sri Jayewardenepura, while the Chief Guest was People’s Bank Chairman Nissanka Nanayakkara, PC, and People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Rasitha Gunawardena graced the occasion as an Honourable Guest.

The objective of the awards is to recognise the hard work put in by students to achieve top scores and to encourage them to aspire to even greater heights. The program is yet another example of People’s Bank’s continuous mission to generate leaders of tomorrow, by motivating the younger generations through recognising their achievements. 

People’s Bank has a strong track record in providing every child with a bright future by encouraging excellence and cultivating the savings habit. The bank takes this mandate seriously and has introduced popular children’s accounts which offer several benefits. 

Pioneering an innovative approach to empowering students further, People’s Bank has set up School Banking Units with Cash Deposit Machines at prominent schools in the island to extend Banking facilities to students for enhanced convenience and safety, while inculcating the savings habit. This helps enhance financial literacy along with the convenience of conducting a host of banking transactions at the People’s Bank Unit located in their schools.

People’s Bank School Banking Unit offers students a variety of services such as the facility to deposit coins and cash and make balance enquiries; all through a handy NFC card with Student Name and Admission No. Cards are designed with respective school colours and can also be used as a School ID. Students only need the NFC Card and fingerprint for making deposits.

Prof. Nilwala Kottegoda awarding a deserving student