MBSL sponsors ‘Talk of the month’ featuring Mahela Jayawardene

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The Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC (MBSL) recently partnered with the Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) as the official sponsor for the corporate event ‘Talk of the Month’ titled ‘Building a Winning Team’. 

The event’s keynote speech was delivered by Mahela Jayawardene, the cricketer par excellence. As a veteran cricketer, a former captain, and a winning coach for many national and international teams, Mahela is well placed to speak about building a winning team. He shared with enraptured audience personal stories and tried and tested strategies on his topic.

This program forms part of MBSL’s agenda for facilitating with the growth of the Sri Lanka’s Business Leaders. As a premier financial institution in Sri Lanka, the company aims to drive the SME sector as SME’s play a pivotal role in country’s economy. 

Understanding their importance, MBSL has taken a holistic approach to empower SMEs by not only providing innovative financial solutions, but also educating them with the desire to boost the country’s potential by creating and fostering a knowledge-sharing culture. MBSL is keen to continue this work and will be getting more involved in the future, with both CSBM and other parties. 

The Talk of the Month event series is the brainchild of CSBM. It aims to be a platform for mentoring and knowledge sharing, where prominent corporate personalities will share their experience and knowledge with the next generation of executives and management. The personalities will also provide mentoring to the participants.

Established in 1982, the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC was quoted as a public listed company on the Colombo Stock Exchange in 1991. At present, MBSL, which functions as a highly successful leading pioneer in Sri Lanka’s investment and merchant banking sector, offer customers a wide range of products such as leasing facilities, corporate and retail credit to small and medium scale industries and business enterprises, pawning services and real estate, corporate advisory and capital market, savings and children’s accounts and fixed deposits. 

With a 74% stake, the biggest shareholder of MBSL is the Bank of Ceylon, the giant state-run banking institution in the country. MBSL has 49 branches and business places including the Head Office across the country.