ComBank expands 365 day banking in Moratuwa
New Holiday Banking Centre opened at 'K-Zone'
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has opened a Service Point which
also serves as a 365-day banking centre at Katubedda, further
strengthening its operations in the Moratuwa area.
Commercial Bank Personal Banking and SME AGM Chandana Gunasekera
at the opening of the new Banking Unit. Manager Reshan De Silva
and Commercial Bank Colombo South Region Senior Regional Manager
Selva Rajasooriyar are also in the picture.
The opening of this Unit as the Bank's 190th Service Outlet in Sri
Lanka brings the number of 365-day Holiday Banking Centres in Moratuwa
to two and in the country to 35.
The new service point is located at K-Zone, 340, Galle Road,
Katubedda, the prestigious and popular shopping mall developed by the
It will offer extended banking hours which will be an enhancement of
convenience to all - individuals, personal and business customers,
including the large number of shops operating at 'K-Zone'. The Service
Point will be open daily from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm including public, bank
and mercantile holidays. Customers can utilize the extensive parking
facilities available at the Mall. The facilities offered at the new
service point include unlimited withdrawals and deposits, issue of Pay
Orders, issue of local drafts, issue and encashment of travellers
'Say it in English':
Dialog's launches new service
Dialog launched an innovative new service recently titled Say it in
English, where customers can call in and learn how to say a desired
sentence or word in English.
Dialog Mobile users need to dial 550 which would connect them
instantly to a dedicated call centre, whereby agents would offer the
required assistance to communicate a message in English. This service is
available for Sinhala to English and Tamil to English translations
everyday from 8 a.m. to 8 pm. Customers could subscribe to this service
for Rs 5 per week, and Re one per minute for every call.
Say it in English forms part of Dialog's commitment to knowledge
empowerment and sustainability, and serves as an example of how ICTs can
effect social transformation. Its design philosophy makes it applicable
and affordable while creating affinity across all segments especially at
the bottom of the pyramid, making it a tool capable of empowering people
with access to information.
New model English Diploma course from ESOFT
The largest computer education institution in Sri Lanka offering the
most number of computer and information technology programs under one
roof at very competitive rates, ESOFT, is launching a modern English
Diploma course, aimed at everyone who is interested in learning English.
This English Diploma course can be followed at any of the 27 ESOFT
branches located Islandwide.
Speaking of this English Diploma program, ESOFT Computer Studies,
Managing Director Dr Dayan Rajapaksa said eventhough there are so many
English language courses in Sri Lanka, the English knowledge a student
obtains from following those courses is not sufficient for them to learn
in the English medium, to sit for an examination, to face an interview
successfully and to work in the English medium at the work place.
"So, this English Diploma course was introduced after conducting an
in-depth study, getting a panel of experts to prepare an English course,
preparing the textbooks to be used in the course and selecting a
suitable teaching staff and training them," Dr Rajapaksa said. The
specialty of this English Diploma course introduced by ESOFT is that,
other than the traditional classroom lectures, students are divided into
small groups and provided with the opportunity to engage in practical
activities, encouraging them in the practical use of the English
The duration of this course, covering grammar, speech and
comprehension, is six months. The course is conducted on week days and
week ends. The students who complete the course successfully and pass
the examination that will be held at the conclusion of the course will
be awarded a Diploma certificate. The students who are following other
IT courses at the ESOFT will be offered a special discount of 50 percent
for this English Diploma course. The textbooks necessary for the courses
will be provided free and new students are recruited once every two
months. There are 27 branches of ESOFT Computer Studies Pvt Ltd located
all over the island, and they are equipped with an atmosphere conducive
to learning, with air-conditioned lecture rooms and library facilities.
www.esoft.lk is their internet web site.
Astron wins PPA Quiz championship
Astron Limited, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Sri
Lanka, won the Pharma Promoters Association (PPA) Quiz Championship held
at Waters Edge recently.
Twenty five teams competed with each other to win this coveted
championship trophy which is an annual event in the calendar of the
pharmaceutical companies. The Pharma Promoters Association conducted
this contest for the 19th consecutive time and this is the third time
Astron has won the championship trophy.
Astron Limited is a reputed Sri Lankan pharmaceutical company engaged
in developing, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of renowned and
trusted health care products for over five decades.