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HNB partners 85th ‘Battle of the Saints’

Jonathan Alles, MD/CEO of HNB, flanked by the Rectors of St. Joseph’s and St. Peter’s Colleges, the Captains of the Josephian and Peterite cricket teams and organising committee plus senior management of HNB.
Jonathan Alles, MD/CEO of HNB, flanked by the Rectors of St. Joseph’s and St. Peter’s Colleges, the Captains of the Josephian and Peterite cricket teams and organising committee plus senior management of HNB.

HNB, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector Bank will power the 85th Battle of the Saints annual cricket encounter between St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College, as the platinum sponsor. Schoolboys and ‘old boys’ will descend on the grounds of P. Saravanamuttu Stadium-oval grounds, on March 1 and 2 to watch the boys from Colombo’s two leading catholic schools display an exciting game of cricket.

The sponsorship cheque was handed over to the two Principals, Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin, Rector of St. Peter’s College and Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel, Rector of St. Joseph’s College, by Managing Director and Chief Executive of HNB, Jonathan Alles.

Expressing his thoughts on the partnership with the Joe-Pete big match, HNB’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Alles said “The Bank is delighted to extend this sponsorship to one of the most anticipated sporting events in the annual cricket season and supports the values of great sportsmanship, tradition and pageantry which is so much a part of this fixture and undoubtedly is etched in every student’s and old boy’s minds” The Josephians will be led by Sri Lanka youth player and off spin bowler, Ashain Daniel, while the boys from Bambalapitiya will be under the captaincy of all-rounder, Ranmith Jayasena. In the past 84 encounters between these two prestigious schools, St Joseph’s have won the trophy 12 times while St. Peter’s have bagged the trophy 10 times.

HNB’s relationship with both the schools - St. Peters’ and St Josephs’ stretches back in time to when they opened one of their first Student Savings Units at St. Peters’ two decades ago. Since then, successive generations of students in both schools have benefitted from their HNB accounts, not only in establishing the savings habit from a young age but also for higher and tertiary education - laying the foundations for a stable and secure future.


 

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