Bank of Ceylon commences operations for the New Year | Sunday Observer

Bank of Ceylon commences operations for the New Year

9 January, 2022
Moments captured at the Bank of Ceylon’s New Year ceremony.
Moments captured at the Bank of Ceylon’s New Year ceremony.

The Bank of Ceylon wishes all its customers, stakeholders and Sri Lankans a Very Happy New Year as it commences work for “2022-New Year”. The main event took place at its Head office in Colombo with a multi-religious ceremony to invoke blessings on the Staff of the Bank, all its customers and all Sri Lankans in general. The ceremony was held with the patronage of the bank’s Chairman Mr. Kanchana Ratwatte and General Manager Mr. K.E.D. Sumanasiri. Customers, well wishers, members of the Corporate and Executive Management and other bank officials also participated. Parallel to the main event all BOC branches commenced duty after multi-religious activities with the participation of respective customers.

The launch of the SME Circle. Bank’s Chairman Kanchana Ratwatte and the General Manager K.E.D. Sumanasiri ceremoniously opened the SME Circle by invitation of the DGM Corporate and Offshore Banking Division, Priyal Silva and AGM Development Banking D.A.S.S. Wimalasiri.

The Bank’s Chairman, General Manager and the DGM Product and Banking Development Y.A. Jayathilaka handing the fuel card to Mrs. Ramya Ranaweera, Director Finance, Hovel Holdings. AGM Electronic Banking Centre Eranga Bandara, AGM Digital Product Promotion Mrs. K.P. Mallika and AGM Product Development and BPRP M.T.S.A. Perera are also in the picture. 

In line with the New Year ceremony the Bank launched its innovative Credit Card – BOC Fuel Card and the SME Circle, a specialized service centre that gives a full gamut of services required by Micro and SME businesses. These novel strategic initiatives are lined up to provide a personalized and the best-in-class service for customers fulfilling their timely needs and delivering convenience and adding value to life.

BOC SME Circle

Emphasizing the importance of encouraging Sri Lankan SME and Micro entrepreneurs, BOC SME Circle is aimed to provide a “one-stop shop” for all business needs of MSME’s. Established in the 1st floor of the Bank’s Head Office, BOC SME Circle will not only provide required tailor-made financial facility but will also enable customers with required business intelligence and networking facility.

BOC Fuel Card

BOC fuel top up card designed to be a very practical and more beneficial to customers who faced the hassle in managing their fuel expenses. The card is offered to corporate entities, fleet operators and individuals to add convenience in their daily operations. BOC fuel card will assist to manage many unseen fuel expenses that could occur. Non-BOC customers also can obtain the card. The card owner can top up the card account at any BOC CDM, CRM, make an online transfer or make a payment over the counter from a branch. Normal convenience that comes with ‘cards’ associate with top up card as well. BOC Fuel Card is specifically designed to be used only in fuel stations for fuel therefore does not facilitate cash withdrawals or other type merchant transactions.

This can be used in any fuel station with the POS facility across the country and the facility comes with a nominal fuel surcharge levy.

The Bank of Ceylon has been a trusted financial partner to clients for over 82 years and has been rated as AA- (lka) by Fitch Lanka, to be among the top 1000 banks in the world by “The Banker” U.K. Magazine and as the Bank of the year 2021- Sri Lanka by the same. The Bank of Ceylon continued to be the No.1 Banking Brand in the country as ranked by the Brand Finance Sri Lanka. With the time-tested vision as “Banker’s to the Nation”, brand BOC has delivered the best results for its true stakeholders, citizens and the Government of Sri Lanka.