DFCC Poson Bhakthi Geetha and Dansal Programmes Held in Colombo and Kandy

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DFCC Bank recently commemorated Poson Poya Day with Bhakthi Geetha and Dansal programmes in Colombo and Kandy. In Colombo, the event was held at DFCC Bank – Borella branch premises on 20 June 2024, while in Kandy, it was held on 21 June 2024 (Poson Poya Day) in front of the main Wahalkada of the Sri Dalada Maligawa. Keeping with the Bank’s focus on digital enablement, the events were livestreamed on DFCC Bank’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Large numbers of attendees were noted at both events and were treated to a warm reception from the Bank’s teams. 

The Chairman of DFCC Bank, J Durairatnam, the CEO, Thimal Perera, and the Bank’s senior management team, special guests, and valued customers were present at the events, highlighting their significance. The DFCC Bhakthi Geetha Programme in Kandy was also graced by several important dignitaries, including Pradeep Nilanga Dela-Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Shanaka Bandaranayake – Basnayake Nilame of the Sri Natha Devalaya, Lalith U Gamage – Governor of the Central Province, Tikiri Kobbekaduwa – Former Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province, Chandana Tennakoon – Kandy District Secretary, Mahinda Dissanayake – DIG of Police, Kandy region, Thusitha Wijayasena – Chairman of Kandy City Centre, and the Presidents of Kandy Trade Associations.

Thimal Perera, CEO of DFCC Bank, reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment to the community. He stated, “It was an honour for us to host these events in commemoration of Poson Poya Day and its significance. While Poson Poya celebrates the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka, it’s also a time to reflect on fundamentals such as unity, kindness and generosity. Therefore, it was our sincere pleasure to be able to contribute through our events in Colombo and Kandy. We take this opportunity to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to our communities, and we are excited about the prospect of continuing to serve as Sri Lanka’s Bank for everyone.”

About DFCC Bank

DFCC Bank is a full-service commercial bank with a rich history of 68 years and offers a diverse range of commercial and development banking services. As part of its Sustainability Strategy 2020-2030, the Bank aims to become a leading institution contributing to greater resilience by creating resilient businesses and supporting green financing and sustainable, socially responsible entrepreneurship. The Bank has received numerous accolades, including being named the ‘Most Trusted Retail Banking Brand’ and the ‘Best Customer Service Banking Brand’ in Sri Lanka in 2021 by Global Brands Magazine UK and ‘Market Leader and Best in Service in Cash Management 2022’ by Euromoney. Additionally, DFCC Bank is ranked among Business Today’s Top 40 Corporates in Sri Lanka, is rated A- (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited and is regulated by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Attesting to its commitment to sustainability, DFCC Bank is also the first, and presently only, entity in Sri Lanka to have received accreditation from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), granting it access to concessionary funding worth USD 250 million to support climate mitigation and adaptation projects across the Island.

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