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NSB honoured as a “Company with Great Managers”

27 September, 2020
Award recipients with the Chairperson of National Savings Bank, Mrs. Keasila Jayawardena and  CEO of Colombo Leadership Academy, Riaz Hassen. From left:  V. S Fernando, Ms. Dulakshi Tashiya Perera, Mrs. Kesila Jayawardena,  Chairperson NSB,  CEO of Colombo Leadership Academy, Riaz Hassen, D. C. Olaboduwa, Mrs. J. M. A. K. Jayasinghe, Saminda Weerasinghe, AGM, HRD.
Award recipients with the Chairperson of National Savings Bank, Mrs. Keasila Jayawardena and CEO of Colombo Leadership Academy, Riaz Hassen. From left: V. S Fernando, Ms. Dulakshi Tashiya Perera, Mrs. Kesila Jayawardena, Chairperson NSB, CEO of Colombo Leadership Academy, Riaz Hassen, D. C. Olaboduwa, Mrs. J. M. A. K. Jayasinghe, Saminda Weerasinghe, AGM, HRD.

The National Savings Bank (NSB) was recognised as a “Company with Great Managers” with five employees of the Bank winning awards under four different categories at the ‘Great Manager Awards 2020’ hosted by the Colombo Leadership Academy for Leadership Excellence.



Chairperson, NSB, Mrs. Keasila Jayawardena

Accordingly, NSB was honoured to be the first State bank in Sri Lanka to receive this award.

The Managers of the Bank, Mrs. C N Ekanayake, Mrs. J. M. A. K. Jayasinghe and Dulakshi Tashiya Perera were awarded the ‘Great Manager Awards 2020’ under three categories, ‘Driving Results and Execution’, ‘Coaching others for growth’ and ‘Aligning Organisational Vision’ while V. S. Fernando and D. C. Olaboduwa were awarded under the category, ‘Team Effectiveness and Collaboration’.

Mrs. Keasila Jayawardena said that the Bank takes pride in creating committed managers within the Bank by adopting very good HR practices and a comprehensive training program. She said that a person’s management and leadership skills would always ensure the success of the organisation and the person’s personal life.

‘The Companies with Great Managers and ‘The Great Managers Awards’ is an initiative taken towards identifying, assessing and recognising organisations with ‘Great Managers’. The Awards, through a set of stringent leadership competency evaluations strives to define and build an eco-system and culture that nurtures great managers in Sri Lanka.

An official of the organiser of the event, Colombo Leadership Academy, said that NSB was chosen from a number of nominations received to contend and validate managerial excellence and best HR practices among leading Sri Lankan corporate entities.

On an individual level, the Great Manager Awards would be a great opportunity for the Bank to assess its own managerial and leadership effectiveness while identifying overall strengths and areas of development for the managerial pool.

The CEO of Colombo Leadership Academy, Riaz Hassen, the Chairperson of National Savings Bank, Mrs. Keasila Jayawardena and the members of the Senior Management of the Bank and Colombo Leadership Academy were also present.

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