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HNB rings in the season with Annual Christmas Carol Service

Rt Rev Vinston Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala

With celebrations around the festive season begin to ramp up, Sri Lanka’s premier retail sector bank, HNB, hosted its long-awaited Annual Christmas Carols at the HNB Auditorium under the patronage of Rt Rev Vinston Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala who graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

The evening was commenced with a Christmas message from Rt Rev Vinston Fernando, Bishop of Kurunegala, who set the tone for the rest of the event, creating a blessed atmosphere befitting the spirit of Christmas.

The HNB auditorium was filled with colour, festive cheer and songs celebrating the spirit of Christmas as HNB choristers dressed in elegant robes led their colleagues – from senior management down to the very newest members of the Hatna Family – in spirited renditions of evergreen carols. The event was attended by Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman, HNB, Board of Directors, Jonathan Alles, Managing Director and CEO, HNB, Corporate Management, Senior Management and Staff.

The vocal skills of the choristers presented both in English and the dialect of the original lyrics received accolades from a captivated audience comprised of HNB staff - past and present - their families, distinguished invitees and well-wishers.

Behind the success of this event weer a group of talented HNB staff, supportive management, a professional trainer and a discerning audience.


Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman, HNB, Rose Cooray, Director, HNB and Clergy at the event.

HNB Choristers

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