Commercial Bank helps flood victims in Eastern Province

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The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently assisted people living in flood affected areas in the Eastern Province, in a continuation of the Bank’s efforts to support the community.

The Bank donated stocks of the most urgently needed dry rations, water, milk powder and other essential items to these people with the help of the Sri Lanka Army.

In addition to the Bank, employees of all Commercial Bank branches contributed funds for this project. The staff of the Bank’s branches at Hingurakgoda, Batticaloa and Valaichchenai helped to distribute these items.

A Spokesman for the Bank said: “It is our duty to come forward and help these people in difficult times such as this. As a Bank that has always taken initiatives of this nature to provide assistance and emergency relief we are happy to be able to offer them assistance when they needed it the most.”

 The Bank and its staff across the network have contributed towards many community initiatives in the past, both directly, as well as through the Bank’s CSR Trust.

Among the other initiatives of the Commercial Bank’s CSR Trust are the grant of Annual Scholarships to undergraduates, setting up IT Labs in schools, conducting of programmes to upgrade English Education and assisting Children’s Homes and hospitals.