TFAB Cricket Sixes
The annual 'TFAB Cricket Sixes' organized by the Trade Finance Association of Bankers for the third successive year was played at BRC Grounds on 07th August 2011. Twenty-four teams from the members of the staff attached to the Trade Finance Divisions of the commercial banks enthusiastically participated in this event. Intense competition was witnessed right throughout the tournament with Hatton National Bank 'B', HSBC Bank, Citi Bank and Union Bank being in the spotlight entering the semi-finals through hard fought wins in the league round matches and the quarter-finals. The formidable HSBC Bank team triumphed over the Union Bank in the final to become the worthy winners of the coveted Trade Finance Association of Bankers Challenge Trophy for the year 2011. Brilliant individual performances included Ayeshan Perera of Union Bank team winning the award for the Best Batsmen whilst Sanjeewa Fernando of Hatton National Bank won the Best Bowler's award. Indika Karunaratna of HSBC team was adjudged the Most valuable Player of the Tournament for his all-round performance both with the bat & the ball scoring an aggregate of 94 runs and taking a total of 4 wickets for 65 runs. Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah, CEO/Managing Director of, Hatton National Bank Limited graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and distributed the prizes to the winners. Mr. Nilam Jumat, President of the Trade Finance Association of Bankers speaking at the Opening Ceremony commended the banks in sponsoring the event by nominating teams and mentioned the importance of fellowship among bankers involved in the Trade Finance to foster relationship. The Trade Finance Association of Bankers were greatly honored by the presence of Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah, CEO/Managing Director of Hatton National Bank as the Chief Guest at the event, who in his speech mentioned his close association with the TFAB from it's inception and wished well the Winners and all who participated.