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HDFC opens its 33rd branch at Tissamaharama

HDFC bank the pioneer in the housing financial sector of Sri Lanka opened its 33rd branch at No.71, Main Street, Tissamaharama with the presence of Hon. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest.

During the year 2013 HDFC bank has granted a sum of Rs.6.8 billion among 23,414 customers as housing loans. Besides, the bank also offers provisions in the sectors of education, small scale businesses, micro finance facilities, leasing, gold loans, lifestyle loans and many more, extending a wider service throughout Sri Lanka to its customers. The retirement investment schemes and plans introduced by the bank enabling its customers, comfort and convenience in their retirement life, fixed deposit accounts as well as children’s savings plans with attractive returns have offered numerous benefits to its customers. The wider coverage of HDFC bank that includes even the Northern and Eastern provinces and the mobile banking facilities extended via its branches in all regions have enable the bank to offer a speedier and efficient service to its entire customer base.

The latest branch at Tissamaharama has been established and opened with the objective of providing a greater assistance and contribution to fulfill the emerging financial necessities of the communities who see the booming economic trends and developments in the region.

Expressing views at the opening of Tissamaharama Branch of HDFC bank, Hon. Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa stated that the people’s investments at informal financial institutions spread in the suburb have resulted numerous difficulties and inconveniences to the communities. “Therefore, it is the timely responsibility of the Government banks to educate the people, safeguard and guide them towards correct means of financial savings and investments,” he said. The Speaker also added that the HDFC bank has a greater potential to extend its services to empower the women folk in the area who have engaged in a number of influential women’s societies and associations implemented in the region to upgrade the economies of their family units.

The Chairperson of HDFC bank – Mrs.Siromi Wickramasinghe, Chief Execurtive Officer – Mr.Nimal Mamaduwa, Member of the Southern Provincial Council– Mr. Siripala Jayaweera, Tissamaharama Divisional Secretary – Mr. I. Siriwardhane, Sri Lanka Air Force Commandant (Weeravila) – Dilshan Wasage, Assistant Labour Commissioner (Hambantota) – Mr.Amarasinghe Rathnayake, Tissamaharama Pradesheeya Sabha Chairman Mr.Harsha Jayaweera, Chairman of Tissamaharama Entrepreneurs Association – Mr.Kamal Dikkumbura, Farmer Oganization’s Secretary – Mr.K.K.Ariyasena, Regional Manager of HDFC bank – Mr.N.C.Ranjith, Chief Manager Marketing Mrs.H.S.Gunathilake, Branch Manager of HDFC bank – Mr.M.A.S.Deshapriya and a number of officers, customers and entrepreneurs of the area and suburb also attended the occasion of opening the new HDFC branch at Tissamaharama in Southern province.