BRUSSELS, 24 March 2016 – The WSBI member in Sri Lanka, National Savings Bank (NSB), commemorated its 44th anniversary with a series of programmes in place and the main function was held on 16 March at its head office. A multi religious ceremony was held to convey the blessings on NSB staff members and the customers of the Bank and all people of the country. Other programmes have been organized at the branch level.
The 'Aluth Avurudu Wasana Scheme' implemented by the bank annually during the Sinhala/Hindu New Year has been kicked off for the year 2016 afterwards at the head office branch and 10 top customers of the branch were offered New Year gift items to mark the event.
National Savings Bank Chairman Aswin de Silva, General Manager and Chief Executive Dammika Perera and bank senior management with staff members took part at the occasion. Bank Chairman Aswin de Silva commented: "The National Savings Bank is campaigning to change the mindset of various social groups in Sri Lanka that the first thing they should do with their income is to allocate a portion of it for savings before starting to lay it out on various expenses. When you do it that way, saving is the first bill you pay which you can feel safe and happy about, unlike many other expenses you have to meet afterwards. Everybody can save if they just started."
National Savings Bank is the largest specialized bank in Sri Lanka. It is also the first and the only bank in the country to obtain the AAA (lka), long term credit rating by Fitch Ratings Lanka and to maintain the same for 13 consecutive years. National Savings Bank, the safest place for your savings, invites all Sri Lankans to save with the bank and thereby accomplish the personal as well as the country's development goals.
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