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DFCC celebrates 65 years

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Thimal Perera, DFCC Bank Chief Executive Officer Lakshman Silva and DFCC Bank Chief Operating Officer Achintha Hewanayake.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Thimal Perera, DFCC Bank Chief Executive Officer Lakshman Silva and DFCC Bank Chief Operating Officer Achintha Hewanayake.

DFCC Bank, celebrates 65 prolific years of service to the Sri Lankan community and the country’s economy. DFCC was the first Bank to be listed on the Colombo Brokers’ Association, the predecessor of the Colombo Stock Exchange.

A journey that commenced in 1955 as one of the oldest Development banks in Asia, DFCC Bank is a full service Commercial Bank.

As a part of the banks 65th-anniversary celebrations, the Bank has declared the month of October as the Bank’s anniversary month and has planned several activities to engage with varied stakeholders.

Commenting on this milestone of 65 years Lakshman Silva, CEO of DFCC Bank stated; “Over the years, DFCC has evolved, diversified and grown to meet the changing needs of Sri Lanka’s resurgent economy, our customers, institutions and the people. DFCC would have never reached this position in such a competitive space without the trust placed in us by our customers, backed by the support of our loyal staff.”

“As we strive in becoming the most customer-centric digitally-enabled bank we will continue to serve our customers with the best customer service and a plethora of financial products from time to time making everyday banking a more convenient and friendly experience.”

DFCC will open the state of the Pinnacle Centre at its new location at Horton Place, Colombo 7 exclusively for the Pinnacle clientele. This elegantly designed Pinnacle Centre will facilitate to carry out banking transactions speedily, conveniently and in complete confidentiality.

In line with the Bank’s Sustainability strategy of promoting “Cycling” for a healthy work-life balance, the Pinnacle centre has been designed to accommodate cycling to the Centre where it is also equipped with changing rooms for customers who want to cycle to this location.

“Sustainability is for everyone” and thereby the Bank is all about creating communities by fostering a wellness lifestyle.

Additionally, DFCC has decided to give back to the community at large by organizing numerous CSR activities. Together with Caritas Sri Lanka-SEDEC, a partnership has been formed to provide educational support to over 100 youth who are from low-income families with educational scholarships, to enable them to continue their education without any interruption.

DFCC’s Kurunegala branch will be relocated to a state-of-the-art building to coincide with the Bank’s 65th Anniversary at Colombo Road, Kurunegala.

To curb the spread of COVID-19 DFCC has initiated a special school project offering hand wash booths to identified rural schools across the country which has been endorsed by the Ministry of Education. These booths will be installed and maintained by the Bank at multiple locations identified by the schools within the school premises.

To give back to customers, numerous bundled offers and fee waivers on products and services will be offered to customers acquired during October.

65% discount offers at supermarkets, hotels, online shopping, clothing outlets etc. will be offered on DFCC Credit Cards at over 50 merchant partners during the anniversary month.