President opens BOC-sponsored Ayurveda Hospital at Abimansala III
Saturday, 10 May 2014 00:05
The Ayurveda Hospital-sponsored by Bank of Ceylon at ‘Abimansala III’ – the wellness resort for the permanently-disabled soldiers in Pangolla, Kurunegala was ceremoniously opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently. The Ayurveda Hospital comes under the ‘Brave Hearts’ project of the Sri Lanka Army. The Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayaka and Bank of Ceylon General Manager D.M. Gunasekara also participated in this event.
The Ayurveda Hospital, which was developed as a therapeutic centre, is equipped to provide all necessary ayurvedic treatments to residing disabled war heroes. Situated on a 10 acre piece of land near Deduru Oya, Abimansala III can accommodate 50 dependant war heroes.
The Ayurveda Hospital of Abimansala III is a project initiated by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) with the noble purpose of providing lifelong care for permanently disabled soldiers who have sacrificed the prime of their youth to achieve a lasting peace in this country. These war heroes, many of them young with many years of life ahead of them are suffering from serious injuries and permanent disabilities and are in need of post injury care for their survival.
Their families are not capable of providing the sort of care these war heroes needs. The prime objective of this project is to identify and heal their minds and to make them feel cared by society.
Since its inception, the Bank of Ceylon spearheaded the providing of support to the economic and social wellbeing of the country. As such the bank believes it is one of the prime responsibilities of our nation to provide utmost care for those war heroes. The Abimansala Ayurvedha hospital is one of the Corporate Social Responsibility projects of Bank of Ceylon assisting in ensuring the wellbeing of ‘Brave Hearts’ of our country.
The Bank of Ceylon earned global recognition as one of the top 1000 banks in the world, as listed by The Banker Magazine (UK) respectively in 2012 and 2013. 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 No.1 Brand in Sri Lanka for the last six consecutive years. The Bank of Ceylon recorded yet another hat-trick in 2013 at the National Business Excellence awards ceremony organised by the National Chamber of Commerce.
The bank has achieved exceptional milestones through rapid growth in recent years and currently holds over Rs. one trillion assets. 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. Bank of Ceylon is also the only Sri Lankan bank with an international presence, with branches in Chennai, Male, Seychelles and a subsidiary in London.