HNB Toastmaster wins title
Roshantha Jayatunge, Manager Card Centre of Hatton National Bank PLC
(HNB) emerged the Champion Speaker at the Table Topics (Impromptu)
Speech Contest at "Ovation 2013", in Chennai, the biggest annual
conference of Toastmasters in District 82, which comprises of members
from South India and Sri Lanka. At the recent contest held in Chennai,
HNB made its presence felt in both the International & Table Topics
Speech Contests. Toastmaster Roshantha Jayatunge clinched the first
place at the Table Topics to the proud delight of the HNB Toastmasters
becoming the first Sri Lankan to win the title after 5 long years.
The HNB Toastmasters Club was initiated in 2004 as part of the Bank's
investment in employee development. Realizing the enormous communication
and leadership benefits of Toastmaster activities, the management of HNB
has been extremely supportive to the extent of forming 3 clubs for its
employees in Colombo, Kandy and recently in Negombo.
Numerous staff members have benefitted by following the Toastmasters
programme and the Bank boasts several employees who have achieved the
basic Competent Communicator and Competent Leader awards.
Of its present membership from the Colombo and Kandy Clubs the Bank
has 25 Competent Communicators and 15 Competent Leaders.