Seylan Bank PLC’s sustainability initiatives reached a milestone recently by conducting a Health Camp at the Devamulla Primary School at Devamulla in Horana.
Among those present were Chairman of Seylan Bank Eastman Narangoda, General Manager Kapila Ariyaratna as well as members of the Seylan Bank Sustainability Committee headed by Assistant General Manager Finance Ms Champika Dodanwela and members of the senior management, managers and staff.
Also present were the Pasyodunrata Chief Sanganayaka Ven. Nawadagala Chandrasiri Thera, Ven. Sirimagama Piyananda Thera, Principal and Staff of Devamulla Primary School and the Principals of Ratiyagala and Kirimetiwalakada Primary Schools.
Nearly 450 villagers, both adults and children, from Devamulla and adjoining areas visited this Health Camp which was conducted entirely free of charge. They took part in interactive educational lecture sessions which covered vital concerns related to general health and safety.
With the completion of this Pilot Project, Seylan Bank will next venture into micro-finance avenues in the Devamulla Pilot Village with a view to elevating the socio-economic conditions of the poor villagers.
Among the initiatives planned are the creatio of employment opportunities among the villagers and thereby encouraging investment and savings as a means to greater sustainability.