Keshala Jayawardena assumed duties as Chairperson of National Savings Bank (NSB).
Being is a well-known personality in the Banking sector, she has experience expanding over a decade as the former Chairperson of the Kandurata Development Bank and the Regional Development Bank.
The ceremony that took place at NSB Head office, Kollupitiya began with religious activities to invoke blessings, and the members of the senior management welcomed Keshala Jayawardena.
S D N Perera, CEO/GM, expressed his confidence in appointing Keshala Jayawardena as the new Chairperson and assured that under her guidance, the bank will take new initiatives, which will elevate NSB to higher levels of performance.
During her tenure at the Regional Development Bank (RDB), Keasila Jayawardena initiated several programs to improve the living standards of the rural masses by providing accessible and affordable credit facilities, which will contribute to strengthen the rural economy towards eliminating poverty in Sri Lanka.
Speaking at her instatement ceremony, the chairperson said, “NSB while encouraging savings as one of its main objectives, also provides pawning facility, personal and home loans and institutional loans and lends to the Government, which amounts to 60 percent. As the new Chairperson, I shall strive to ensure that these main responsibilities of the NSB are carried forward and developed. As officers of the bank, it is up to you all to travel to every part of the country encouraging and promoting savings. Let us all go together on this journey.”