Winners galore in Seylan Bank's 'Thagi Pita Thagi' draw
2630 island wide winners every month Colombo. Tuesday 31 January
2012. The first batch of ten lucky winners of the main prizes in Seylan
Bank's mega 'Seylan Thagi Pita Thagi' rewards scheme recently received
their awards from Chairman Eastman Narangoda, Executive Director R.
Nadarajah and General Manager / CEO Kapila Ariyaratne at the Bank's Head
Office in Kollupitiya.
Hailing from different parts of Sri Lanka, they were Nilantha
Deshapriya, Mrs. M.A.M. Perera, M.H.M. Hafas, H.K.G Rupasinghe,
Prasantha Abeykoon, Mrs. S.A.N. Malkanthi, Dr. Anusha Wickramarachchi,
Nilanga Fernando, U.A.H. Kumara and M.J.M. Rozmi.
Some of the winners and
representatives with Seylan Bank's Chairman Eastman
Narangoda, Executive Director R. Nadarajah, General Manager
/ CEO Kapila Ariyaratne, Deputy General Manager (Marketing)
Tilan Wijeyesekera, Deputy General Manager (Zone 01) Delvin
Pereira, and Deputy General Manager (Zone 02) Dr. P.
Winner of the Rs. one million cash prize Nilantha Deshapriya was
thrilled with his win. A devout Buddhist, he believes that his
contribution towards the renovation of the temple in his aunt's village
in Kahatagasdigiliya, brought him luck. "Yes I am very happy. I have no
plans to spend this money right now and so the entire Rs. 1Mn has gone
into a FD at the Seylan Bank Mt Lavinia branch where I have my account".
Although Mrs. M.A.M. Perera won the 125cc motor bike, it will mostly
be used by her lucky husband Donald and their grandson Rashan. "Our
entire family has been banking with Seylan. We have great confidence in
the Bank and stayed with Seylan even during the tough times. I must
place on record my appreciation of the staff of the Gampaha Branch for
their excellent service at all times", she said.
To H.K.G Rupasinghe of Dehiattakandiya, winning the fridge was a
pleasant surprise. "My wife Malani Mangalika is the lucky one since this
will be very useful in the house". Proprietor of 'Gamage Stores and
Hardware', Rupesinghe has both a current and savings account with Seylan
which are more than 12 years old.
Winning the laptop was Dr. Anusha Wickramarachchi, Chairperson of the
Gampaha Wickramarachchi Oushada Co Pvt Ltd. Our relationship with the
Seylan Bank goes back nearly 20 years. We have accounts at Seylan's
Gampaha, Yakkala and Kadawatha branches and have even got loans for
expanding the business. I'm really happy with Seylan's service and
operations. Winning the laptop was a surprise indeed", she said.
Among the other winners were Prasantha Abeykoon of the Millenium
Branch who won a Home Entertainment System, U.A.H Kumara of the
Avissawella Branch who won a four-burner gas cooker and M.J.M. Rozmi of
the Matale Branch who won a gold sovereign.
'Seylan Thagi Pita Thagi' is a one-of-a-kind rewards scheme which
offers a total of 2630 prizes a month including the ten top monthly
winners and 20 monthly winners per branch.
Acclaimed as the most innovative rewards scheme in contemporary
banking history in Sri Lanka, 'Seylan Thagi Pita Thagi' runs over six
months and will thus have a total of 15,720 winners in all.
The overall winner selected from the grand draw at the end of the
six-month promotion wins a super luxury house worth Rs. 15 Mn.
"Seylan Thagi Pita Thagi' has revitalised the conventional ideas of
banking and brought in a totally new dimension.
Hailed as one of the most exciting rewards schemes in recent times,
it offers both existing and new customers, great chances of winning via
different banking products. This, I'm happy to say, is yet another
example of our commitment to the general public of this country where we
create new products and reward our customers by offering them the best,
at all times", said Seylan Bank Chairman Eastman Narangoda. "This
promotion is once again a demonstration of our commitment to always
deliver greater value to our customers with innovative value
This new rewards scheme is fast becoming one of the most popular and
sought after propositions in Sri Lanka's financial services industry.
As the Bank with a Heart, we at Seylan Bank are totally committed to
serve our millions of customers across the country and we welcome all
Sri Lankans to be a part of the constantly growing Seylan family", said
Seylan Bank's General Manager / CEO Kapila Ariyaratne.