DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB), the everyday banking unit of the pioneer development bank, DFCC Bank recently received the much coveted MACO award, from the Mass Communicators Association of Sri Lanka.
The awards ceremony was held recently at the Grand Oriental Hotel. The award was presented to Lakshman Silva, CEO, DFCC Vardhana Bank by Cashian Herath, Secretary to the Ministry of Religious and Cultural Affairs.
DFCC Vardhana Bank was presented with a MACO award for the immense contribution the bank has rendered through its partnership with Sri Lanka post to the improvement of infrastructure in the peripheral and rural areas of the country. Through this partnership DFCC Vardhana Bank is committed to provide exceptional banking inclusions to the people in rural areas. This initiative has also been instrumental in creating employment opportunities to those areas, thereby improving the livelihoods of the people. Furthermore a special mention was also made of the bank’s work done in these areas as it supports the overall plans of the government in developing the rural and peripheral areas of the country.
In 2009, DVB worked diligently to ensure that its services were made available in the most remote areas of the country. This is one mandate that the bank continues to follow – along with the belief that infinite growth always brings infinite possibilities. During last year and the first half of this year the bank added 61 delivery points including 55 Extension Offices (EO) at Sri Lanka Post Offices to its physical distribution network. The bank currently has a total of 100 branches and extension offices.