Saturday, June 10, 2023

Seylan Bank encourages home cultivation among staff with free seed distribution

Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, encouraged its employees to join the home cultivation drive to help them face the challenge of increasing food prices by growing essential vegetables and fruit plants at home. As such, the Seylan Staff Welfare Association partnered with the Department of Agriculture on a project to share knowledge and educate the staff of the bank.

The project is aptly named as “Suhada Hadin Apith Wawamu”, to grow with a good heart, and aims at encouraging the staff to take on home cultivation and thus, empower them during the current crisis situation in the country. The selected plant seeds are recommended by the Department of Agriculture for cultivation in limited spaces, such as apartments and housing complexes, and to give short term yield to support the daily vegetable consumption of a household.

“While we provide simplified solutions for our customers at Seylan Bank, as a responsible entity, we also focus on how we can enrich the lives of our team members. Especially during trying times like now, we need to ensure that we carry out initiatives that will add value to everyone’s lives. We are grateful to the Department of Agriculture, for their guidance in purchasing the relevant seeds that were distributed among our staff, and we would like to thank them for their invaluable support. We began this drive at the Seylan Head Office and we hope to expand it across all our branches and empower our staff throughout different levels in the organization,” stated Jayantha Amerasinghe, Deputy General Manager – HR, and also the President of the Welfare Association of Seylan Bank.

As the Bank with a Heart, Seylan Bank’s commitment to enrich not only their external but also their internal stakeholders’ lives have been evident in the many initiatives that the Bank has continuously implemented, especially through its CSR projects. 

About Seylan Bank

Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, operates with a vision to offer the ultimate banking experience to its valued customers through cutting-edge technology, innovative products, and best-in-class services, in order to enable and empower consumers. The Bank has a growing clientele of SMEs, Retail and Corporate Customers, and has over 540 access points across the country. Seylan Bank gives prominence to empowering the SME sector as a main focus area, through a range of services that enable the small and medium enterprises to reach their highest potential, as one of the main contributors to the national economy. Seylan Bank has been endorsed as a financially stable organization with performance excellence across the board by Fitch Ratings, with the bank’s national long-term rating revised to ‘A’(lka). These are a testament to Seylan Bank’s financial stability and its unwavering dedication to ensuring the consistent delivery of Service Excellence across all aspects. 

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