Sunday, October 1, 2023

Nations Trust Bank empowers entrepreneurs at

National Chamber of Export SVAT Seminar

Nations Trust Bank sponsored the National Chamber of Export SVAT Seminar as the Official Banking Partner, demonstrating its commitment to supporting and empowering Sri Lanka’s entrepreneurial export sector. The event garnered the participation of key industry leaders, including CEOs, Directors and renowned business owners. 

The National Chamber of Export Sri Lanka held the forum with the aim to provide in-depth knowledge on the recently implemented changes in SVAT (Value Added Tax) and Income Tax. By shedding light on these crucial updates, the forum aims to empower businesses to adopt their strategies effectively to achieve optimal outcomes. The audience, comprising 240 top-level management representatives and business owners, witnessed thought-provoking discussions and insightful presentations designed to address exporter concerns and challenges.   

Nations Trust Bank’s Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, Arosha Liyanaarachchi actively participated as a panellist in the forum and highlighted the bank’s strong commitment towards the export community. His insights and expertise on the evolving financial landscape for entrepreneurs in the export sector contributed to the dialogue during the forum.     

The Bank’s Senior Vice President of Digital Banking and Acquisitions, Randil Boteju, while speaking on the occasion stated, “At Nations Trust Bank, we are dedicated to empowering businesses and facilitating their growth journeys. By supporting events such as the National Chamber of Export SVAT Seminar, we reaffirm our commitment to be the go-to business bank for our customers. Our comprehensive approach, coupled with personalised financial and lifestyle benefits, ensures that high-performing businesses receive tailored solutions to thrive in an ever-changing economic landscape.” 

As the exclusive and holistic banking solution provider for high-performing businesses across various geographies in the country, Nations Trust Bank continues to demonstrate its unwavering dedication to fostering economic growth and prosperity for Sri Lanka’s export community.

Nations Trust Bank PLC serves a diverse range of customers across Consumer, Commercial and Corporate segments through an island wide network of 96 branches. The bank is focused on digital empowerment through cutting-edge digital banking technologies, and pioneered FriMi, Sri Lanka’s leading digital banking experience. Nations Trust Bank PLC is an issuer and sole acquirer of American Express Cards in Sri Lanka with market leadership in the premium segments.

01 Image Caption – From left to right: Mr. Suleiman Nishtar, Partner Tax at Ernst & Young, Mr. Jayantha Karunaratne, Chairman and Managing Director of Imperial Teas Group Pvt Ltd and President of NCE , Mr. N. M. M. Mifly, Deputy Commissioner of Tax Policy and International Tax Affairs, Ms. Thanuja Ayanthi Perera, Tax Policy Advisor from the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Felix A. Fernando, Deputy Chairman of the Joint Apparel Association Forum Sri Lanka (JAAFSL),

Mr. Arosha Liyanaarachchi, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at Nations Trust Bank PLC, Mr. Shiham Marikar- Secretary General and CEO of NCE,  and Mr. Ganesh Deivanayagam, Chairman of the Tea Exporters Association of Sri Lanka.

02 Image Caption – Mr. Felix A. Fernando, Deputy Chairman of the Joint Apparel Association Forum Sri Lanka (JAAFSL), and  Mr. Arosha Liyanaarachchi, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at Nations Trust Bank PLC addressing the participants.

03 Image Caption – Randil Boteju, Senior Vice President, Digital Banking & Acquisition at Nations Trust Bank sharing thoughts with the gathering.   

04 Image Caption – Participants of the National Chamber of Export SVAT Seminar.

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