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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 JKH Group.

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 cheques.




'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 language.

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.


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