New system to be implemented from Oct 5:
BoC to channel ANCL classified advertisements
The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd (ANCL) entered into an
agreement with the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) with regard to classified and
word based advertisements which will be implemented from October 5. The
agreement was signed at the BoC Head Office in Colombo yesterday.
ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara and BoC Chairman Dr. Gamini
Wickramasinghe exchange the signed agreement. Picture by Sarath
ANCL General Manager Abhaya Amaradasa said that with the
implementation of this customer centric agreement customers will get a
quality service more conveniently and confidently through the Bank of
This will be initially implemented though eighty BoC branches in the
Western Province and customers can take their classified advertisements
directly to any BoC branch in the province.
A seminar will be held for representatives of all BoC branches in the
He said that the strong relationship for decades between ANCL and the
BoC as its main banker and the two top players can go a long way in
expanding this facility to other parts of the country providing a high
quality service to its customers. Classified advertisements were
undertaken by newspaper agents earlier and they can continue to do so
without any problem, he said.
Senior Deputy General Manager BoC W.A Nalini said that there are 450
customer points and 700 customer service points in the country and this
service will be extended to all those service points in the future.
Manager, ANCL (Classified) K.W.Upali said that this system is only
applicable for classified advertisements in the Silumina, Dinamina,
Daily News, Sunday Observer, Thinakaran and Vara Manjari initially.
Company Secretary, Kumudu Gunawardena and General Manager Abhaya
Amaradasa signed the agreement on behalf of ANCL and Senior Deputy
General Manager W.A.Nalani and Deputy General Manager I.D Weerasena were
the signatories for the BoC.
General Manager, BoC B.A.C. Fernando, AGM Province Sales, Susila
Fernando, AGM Corporate Relations D.M. Gunasekera and Director, Finance
ANCL Shan Shanmuganathan were also present.