15th Annual General Meeting
The Trade Finance Association of Bankers at its 14th Annual General Meeting held on the 06th of March 2012, elected its new Council for the year 2012/2013. Trade Finance Association of Bankers has from its 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. Educating the Sri Lankan importers and exporters is also an objective of the Association in order to assist them to keep abreast of the changes that are taking place in the Industry. A number of senior bankers play a major role in conducting its activities towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Association. Jayantha Newunhella Deputy General Manager – International Banking, Peoples Bank, was elected as the new President and Ranjith Haputhanthri, Assistant General Manager - Overseas Branches, Bank of Ceylon, as the Senior Vice President. Other Office Bearers include, Vice President - Chatura Rudesh, Senior Manager – Trade Services, Sampath Bank PLC, Secretary General - Manjula Gunawardana, Manager - Trade Finance, National Development Bank PLC, Assistant Secretary - Roshan Fernando, Manager - Corporate Relationship Manager, HSBC, Treasurer - Ms. Manoji Hettigoda, Senior Executive - Trade Services, Sampath Bank PLC, Assistant Treasurer, Susantha Fernando - Senior Manager - Exports, Seylan Bank PLC. Jumat, Assistant General Manager - Trade Services, Immediate Past President of the Trade Finance Association of Bankers. Jayantha was previously the Senior Vice President of the Association. The new president in his welcome address mentioned that the Trade Finance Association of Bankers has been recognized by the community as a valuable provider of knowledge, expertise and updated information relating to the global activity of International Trade.