People’s Bank celebrates 76 years of Independence by offering gifts to Newborns

February 05, 2024

People's Bank celebrated Sri Lanka’s 76thNational Independence at a modest ceremony held at their Head Office which was followed by a series of island wide initiatives.           

People’s Bank’s ‘Birth of Freedom’ programme which commences on every Independence Day was carried out this year as well. Under this concept, People’s Bank gifts Rs.2,000/- worth of an ‘Isuru Udana’ Gift Certificate to every baby born between the 1st and 14th of February.

People’s Bank launched this programme in 2006 with the vision of instilling national pride and encouraging parents to plan for their children’s future. Parents or guardians can open an ‘Isuru Udana’ Children’s Savings Account at any People’s Bank branch using the gift certificate along with the child's birth certificate. The specialty of this programme is that the staff of People’s Bank visits the hospitals and gifts the certificates to the newborns in person. 

People's Bank Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse symbolically presented ‘Isuru Udana’ gift vouchers and other gifts at the Castle Street Hospital for Women and De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella.

In addition, People's Bank handed over a cheque to facilitate the renovation of sanitary facilities at Castle Street for Women.

Director of the Castle Street Hospital for Women, Dr. Ajith Danthanarayana, Deputy Director of De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella, Dr. K.M Nihal along with hospital staff, senior management staff of People's Bank and other staff members were also present at the event.

In line with the above all People’s Bank branches across the country initiated ‘Nidahase Upatha’ activities island wide.