BOC extends gratitude to war heroes with Abimansala III

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Bank of Ceylon, ‘Bankers to the Nation’ is paying its gratitude to the nation’s war heroes through the construction of ‘Abimansala III’ – the wellness resort for the permanently disabled soldiers in Pangolla, Kurunegala. The bank contributes towards the construction of an ayurvedic hospital in Abimansala III under the ‘Brave Hearts’ project of the Sri Lanka Army.   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 scarified their prime youth with a full life span ahead for a peaceful, united country. Most of them are suffering from serious injuries and permanent disabilities. These war heroes are in need of post injury care for their survival which is difficult to obtain from their families. The prime objective of this project is to identify and heal their minds and to make them feel cared by society. Bank of Ceylon believes it is one of the prime responsibilities of our nation to provide utmost care for those war heroes. This is one of the community commitments of Bank of Ceylon to look into the wellbeing of brave hearts of our country. Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s No.1 bank, was awarded Asia’s Best Brand award 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 for the last five consecutive years and it is also ranked among the top 1,000 banks in the world above all other Sri Lankan banks (country ranking is No.1) by ‘The Banker’ magazine UK in 2013. BOC has penetrated half of the population in the country with 10 million account holders with over 1,000 customer touch points covering all parts of the country. The Bank of Ceylon won a hat-trick for the second consecutive year at the National Business Excellence awards ceremony organised by NCCSL in 2013. Bank of Ceylon is also the only Sri Lankan bank with an international presence, with branches in Chennai, Male, and subsidiary in London, soon to be expanded to include the Seychelles.