Bank of Ceylon Chairman, President’s Counsel Ronald C. Perera declares open the Kilinochchi branch. General Manager D.M. Gunasekera, Deputy General Manager Senarath Bandara and Assistant General Manager M.J. Prabaharan at the opening ceremony
The Bank of Ceylon’s Kilinochchi branch moved to an iconic building of its own on Monday, 22 August. The bank’s Chairman, President’s Counsel Ronald C. Perera was the Chief Guest for the ceremony which took place at Kilinagar A9 Road Kilinochchi with the participation of the General Manager D.M. Gunasekera, Deputy General Manager Sales and Channel Management Senarath Bandara, Assistant General Manager Northern Province M.J. Prabaharan and the staff of the Kilinochchi branch. Several members of the corporate and executive management also participated in this event.
The Bank of Ceylon has been in the forefront as a financial partner to people in the Northern Province as early as in 1945 empowering them in every possible way through all times. Its Kilinochchi branch was established in 1973 and operates as an “A” Grade Branch that is upgraded to provide state-of-the-art comfort and atmosphere to its customers. Located in the key economic hub of the Kilinochchi town it caters to every segment ranging from individuals to business entities. The bank offers an array of value added services to the business and trading community of the region which includes leasing, other commercial lending and international trade related facilities. The new premises includes a SmartZone that would enable regular banking transactions 24 x 7 with ATM and Cash Deposit Machines (CDMs) that updates accounts in real time. Addressing the social need of making available sophisticated and secure digital channels for banking BOC upgraded its online banking facility along with its newest feature ‘SmartGen’ where the traditional passbook has been replaced through emails and SMS alerts also enabling the customer to walk into any BOC branch without producing identification to transact as the customer image has been stored in the centralised system at the time of opening the account.