Trade Finance Association of Bankers Quiz and Social - 2010
There was keen competition and the score at the end of each of the four rounds saw a number of teams heading for a possible victory. At the end of the fourth round Seylan Bank and People's Bank had finished on top with Sampath Bank just one point behind. However, the tie was broken in the third round when Seylan Bank managed to get the better of People's Bank. Seylan Bank, the winners of the competition in the last two years, made it three in a row and won the coveted Trade Finance Quiz Challenge Trophy and thereby became its proud owners. People's Bank had to be satisfied with the trophy for the First Runner-up. Sampath Bank carried away the trophy for the Second Runner up. Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo was the principal sponsor of the event for the second year in succession and Ravi Perera, Head of Cash Management and Trade Services - Financial Institutions, Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. In his address Perera said that the Trade Finance Quiz was of a high standard and they were happy in supporting events of this nature which fostered knowledge in international trade among the bankers engaged in handling international trade. Parama Dharmawardene in his address mentioned that the association made the Trade Finance Quiz and Social an annual event considering the enthusiasm displayed for it by the membership. He also mentioned that the objective of the association in organising an event of this magnitude was not only to facilitate the quench for competition in quizzing but also to foster fellowship among bankers involved in trade finance across the commercial banks in Sri Lanka.