TFAB Cricket Sixes
Union Bank led by Kushan Lewke emerged as the new winner when they comprehensively beat HNB 'A' in the final at the fourth annual Trade Finance Association of Bankers Softball Cricket Sixes, concluded at the NCC grounds on 17th November 2012. 24 teams pooled into eight groups and participated in two stages, comprising 32 matches on three pitches. Kathiravelupillai and Mr. Gayan Manamperi, gave away the awards at the post tournament presentation.Parama Dharmawardene - Consultant, Sampath Bank plc. Tanuj Edward - Assistant General Manager - AVIVA NDB Insurance Sabry Ibrahim - Senior Deputy General Manager- Peoples Bank Nilam U Jumat - Assistant General Manager-Trade Services - Hatton National Bank plc. A Kathiravelupillai, Senior Banking Consultant, Former Deputy General Manager - Bank of Ceylon handled the difficult task of Moderator. In a new development from this year, members of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) are eligible to earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points by participating in Seminars organized by the Trade Finance Association of Bankers. From the feedback received the participants had benefited very much from the presentations made especially as the topics co-related to the work they are involved in. The panel discussions which followed the presentation was very interactive and included Jegan Durairatnam Deputy General Manager, International Commercial Bank of Ceylon who added much value to the discussion. The participants were able to clarify many technical issues relating to International Trade practices. The President of the Association Nilam Jumat said that the Trade Finance Association of Bankers, which was inaugurated in 1997 has from inception been actively engaged in imparting knowledge and the necessary skills to its members by conducting seminars, lectures discussions, workshops etc. on a wide range of topics relating to International Trade. The seminar concluded with the delivery of the vote of thanks by the Secretary General of TFAB, Manjula Gunawardana.