Public Seminar - Kandy

The Trade Finance Association of Bankers conducted a Public Seminar on "International Trade in the Current Environment" on Saturday, 28 March 2009 at the auditorium of Bank of Ceylon in Kandy. The event was sponsored by Bank of Ceylon, Kandy and participation was free of charge and was by invitation based on nomination by the commercial banks in and around Kandy. Mr. Lalith Atapattu Assistant General Manager, Bank of Ceylon Kandy, inaugurated the seminar and presentations were made by:Mr. M K Nandasiri - Assistant General Manager, Bank of Ceylon, Mr. Parama Darmawardene - Consultant, Sampath Bank, Mr. Ranjith Haputhanthri - Chief Manager, Trade Services, Bank of Ceylon, and Mr. Nihal Premasiri - Manager Exports, Peoples Bank. Issues relating to the subject and were discussed and the queries raised by the participants were answered. The participation of importers, exporters and bankers in and around Kandy was encouraging and the seminar was highly interactive. It was very evident that the participants were keenly interested on the subject. The participants were of the view that the business community is eagerly waiting for this type of short duration, knowledge enhancing programs and requested us to conduct similar programs in other parts of the country as well.

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