The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) will conduct its first Open Day program ‘Central Bank Comes to You…’ at the CBSL Regional Office Matale, at No. 805, Trincomalee Street, Mandandawala, Matale on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The purpose of the program is to enable the general public to access services provided by the CBSL, such as services relating to EPF, exchange of damaged currency notes and issue of coins, currency museum, sale of CBSL publications, SMI loan schemes, etc. and to interact with the Governor and senior management of the CBSL.
Sessions will be held on issues concerning exchange control regulations, pyramid schemes, unauthorized financial businesses, microfinance companies etc.
The services of the Credit Information Bureau (CRIB) and Credit Counseling Centre will be available. There will be stalls by licensed banks and SMI entrepreneurs assisted by the CBSL Regional Office Matale will market their products.
In addition, the CBSL will conduct educational programs for A-Level students studying Economics in Sinhala and Tamil medium and awareness programs on CBSL functions including sessions on financial literacy, microfinance regulations, detection of counterfeit currency notes, public debt management, etc.