Hatton National Bank PLC the premier private sector commercial bank opened the 242nd & 243rd Customer Centres in Mulliyawalai and Kurumankaddu recently. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr P. Sridharan, Assistant General Manager - Premier and Electronic Banking Mr T Jeyarajasingam - Regional Head (Northern Region) and a large number of senior bank officials, government officials, local businessmen and customers were present at the event
Mr. P Sridharan, Asst. General Manager - Premier and Electronic Banking addressing the gathering expressed the following. "Although HNB entered the district of Mullaitivu late, within few months the vast potential for development and prospects for growth was realized. Mulliyawalai, was identified as an ideal location to open the second customer centre in the district since the area is primarily agriculture based and that is one of the core strengths of HNB with its ground breaking microfinance scheme 'Gami Pubuduwa'. Our focus for the area is mainly on small time credit, supporting the development of agro based economy and also offering a range of personal financial services. We are proud to be the first commercial bank in the area and are positive of the future prospects for growth and expansion".
He also stated that "25 years ago, HNB opened its doors to the customers of the Vavuniya district and at that time identified the potential of Vavuniya to be the gateway to the Southern part of the country. In a post conflict era, the area seems to be flourishing and is showing great potential. The need for a second customer centre in the Vavuniya district prompted HNB to open its Kurumankaddu customer centre to better serve the customers with all modern banking facilities such as mobile banking, electronic banking, etc".