HNB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Capital Maharaja Group’s initiative Gammadda Sri Lanka, the country’s significant rural development movement to develop infrastructure facilities of the Yaya 6 village Mahawilachchiya, in the Anuradhapura District.
The project is powered by HNB’s private Banking proposition, The Club HNB, with the goal of engaging members and in opportunities for focused, im- pactful philanthropy. Special guests from Yaya 6, Gammadda News 1st team, and invitees of The Club HNB graced the special event.
On this occasion, Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO, and Chevaan Daniel, Director, Capital Maharaja Group, inaugurated the partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
“Rural communities form the backbone of this nation; therefore, HNB is proud to partner with the Capital Maharaja Group to support their ambitious and vital work under the Gammadda initiative. We are also grateful to The Club HNB membership and our branch network for once again stepping forward and contributing generously towards the upliftment of rural com- munities across Sri Lanka,” Alles said.
Providing access to clean drinking water is the first step on the agenda, and as the first phase of the development project, an installation of the RO plant would take place. This act will save lives and prevent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu) prevalent in the region. A new fully furnished library and computer lab will be just two other infrastructural additions to the village school Saliyamala Vidyalaya Pemaduwa. Students and staff members will have new wash rooms. The project also entails renovation and refurbishment of the main road, the village temple, cleaning the agrarian tank, and constructing a new community hall under the initiative.
“It has been amazing working with HNB to achieve our mutual goal of providing Yaya 6 with much-needed infrastructure facilities. This project would not have been possible if not for the HNB customers, who came forward with their generous contributions to help this village in need. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you who made this possible,” Chevaan Daniel, Director, Capital Maharaja Group, said.
“I am happy to be here today, where two great institutions have come together for this great cause. We are fortunate as customers to be able to contribute in any way possible, and we hope to join you in visiting Yaya 6 soon,” a valued Club customer, Niloo Jayatilleke, said.