Berendina Micro Investments Company (BMIC), the micro-finance arm of Berendina in Sri Lanka was recently granted a license to operate micro-financing by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), a first in the industry under the Microfinance Act No 6 of 2016.

Professor Malik Ranasinghe, who was the Deputy Chairman of the Bank since August 2016, will take on his new role from the 2nd April 2019. His rich experience and deep understanding of the Bank’s core values will be invaluable in achieving its objectives.

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will be hosting a forum on providing guidance to listed companies on ESG disclosures.

The CSE Chairman Mr. Ray Abeywardena who was a Panelist at the 7th Annual Capital Market Conference organized by UTO Educonsult (Pvt) Ltd which was held on the 13th of March, 2019 at the Ramada Hotel airing his views on the plans to develop the Market confirmed that initiatives were under way to hold more Road Shows this year to promote the market overseas.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently felicitated Mr Dilip Das Gupta, the Senior General Manager of the Bank’s Bangladesh operations, in appreciation of his services. has partnered with NDB and HNB for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, offering each bank’s customer base up to 25% off on credit card and debit card purchases.

The eagerly-anticipated Mobitel Cash Bonanza was held on 23rd February 2019 in the town of Buduruliya, at the Kaburawala School grounds.

Financial security is now widely accepted as a key factor in the empowerment of women.

Sampath Bank ceremonially rewarded the 18 lucky winners of the Rangana Herath trivia contest it had conducted recently.

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced it will keep 70 branches open for business on Monday, 4th March, a Public and Bank holiday in celebration of Mahasivarathri.

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) & HNB Finance Ltd once again partnered to foster the Tata Commercial vehicle range which includes a rich product portfolio starting from the mini trucks (Payload below 1 ton), Single cabs, Intermediate & Light Commercial Vehicles (Deck length vary from 10 feet to 20 feet), Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Buses (Seating capacity vary from 29 to 54 seaters), 40-footer containers haulers & Tata Passenger Vehicles.