The Bank of Ceylon launched the first ever multi-currency deposit kiosk at the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa- the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in order to give an opportunity for foreign and local devotees to make donations in foreign or local currencies. This would be the first time such a machine was installed in a historically and religiously important location within Sri Lanka.
The ceremony was held with the participation of the Sri Dalada Maligawa Diyawadana Nilame Mr. Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Director Media and Special Project Mr.Krishantha Hissella, Secretary General of Sri Dalada Maligawa Mr.Rohana Keerthi Dissanayake, BOC’s Deputy General Manager Branch Operations and Development Banking Mr. Priyal Silva, Assistant General Manager Central Province Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe and other distinguished guests.
The kiosk machines accepts cash deposits in Sri Lankan rupee, US Dollars, Sterling Pounds, Singapore Dollars, Chinese Renminbi, Japanese Yen, Thai Bath and EURO. The machine is also responsive to Eight languages which are Sinhala, Tamil, English, Chinese, Thai, Russian, Hindi and Japanese. The donations received through this kiosk machine are deposited in respective local and foreign currency accounts maintained in the name of Sri Dalada Maligawa. The machine generates a special receipt with the name of the donor acknowledging the donation and appreciating the generosity. The project was executed by the Product Development and Banking Development Division of the Bank of Ceylon
The initiative is also a part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility aimed at preserving Sri Lankan Heritage and opening them up to generous donors who wish appreciate and admire those monuments thus enabling such to be preserved and protected for more years to come. On the other hand, this enables foreign Buddhist devotees who embodies the belief of “Dhana” to open themselves to the blessings of practicing a good deed.