People’s Bank, under the umbrella of its CSR program ‘Mahajana Mehewara’, recently donated essential medical supplies worth over Five Million Rupees to the Castle Street Hospital for Women in Borella to coincide with the 61st Anniversary of People’s Bank.
This event was held with the participation of Mr. Ranjith Kodituwakku – Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager of People’s Bank, Pradeep Wijesinghe – Director of Castle Street Hospital for Women, Dedunu Dias – Deputy Director of Castle Street Hospital, K.B. Rajapakse - People’s Bank Senior Deputy General Manager (Payment, Digital, Process Management & Quality Assurance), Rohan Pathirage - Senior Deputy General Manager (TB & OCS), Renuka Jayasinghe - Deputy General Manager (Personal Banking), Mahinda Premanath - Deputy General Manager (Channel Management), Nalaka Wijayawardena - Head of Marketing, S.M.T.A.R. Bandara – Administrative Officer of Castle Street Hospital for Women, P.A.S Chulangani, M.A.C. Wijesinghe – Nursing officers in Special Grade, Deepa Wewella, Kumari Hikgoda – Pharmacists.
Initiated with the intention of giving back to the community and uplifting the living standards of society at large, People’s Bank has launched a multitude of corporate social responsibility initiatives over the span of its 61 years history. The impetus for donating these essential items to the Castle Street Women’s Hospital was triggered by current challening situation in the country. However, this is not the first time the bank has reached out to help the medical services as People’s Bank donated mobile Portable Ultrasound Scanners valued at over Twenty Million Rupees to National Hospitals in Colombo and Kandy as well as Jaffna Teaching Hospital last year to assist in the treatment of COVID patients in commemoration of its 60th anniversary.
In addition to the above, People’s Bank and the Peoples Bank Group have been instrumental in donating high value PCR testing units to the health sector in Sri Lanka. The bank also played a pivotal role in facilitating importation of COVID 19 vaccinations to Sri Lanka. As a responsible public bank with an asset value of over three trillion rupees, People's Bank does not stop at providing banking and financial facilities to its customers and will continue to contribute to the community I multiple CSR programs.