Annual Inter-Bank Trade Finance Quiz and Social - 2019 | Daily News

Annual Inter-Bank Trade Finance Quiz and Social - 2019

People’s Bank CEO/General Manager Rasitha Gunawardana presenting the Challenge Trophy to the Hatton National Bank A team.
People’s Bank CEO/General Manager Rasitha Gunawardana presenting the Challenge Trophy to the Hatton National Bank A team.

The 'Annual Inter-Bank Trade Finance Quiz and Social - 2019', organised by the Trade Finance Association of Bankers, was held on July 27 at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, with the participation of 26 teams.

Rasitha Gunawardana, CEO/General Manager of People’s Bank, participated in the event as its chief guest; while Gayan Algama, Vice-President of the Treasury Services of the JPMorgan Chase Bank, was the guest of honour. This year’s quiz was contested with the HNB A team, Seylan Bank A team, and the Bank of Ceylon B team obtaining equal points after all four rounds. The winner was then decided by a tie-breaker.

Finally, the Hatton National Bank A team emerged as the champion and won the Seylan Bank Challenge Trophy, while the Seylan Bank A team and Bank of Ceylon B team secured the first and second runner-up places, respectively.

The Parama Dharmawardena Chellenge Trophy for Trade Rules was awarded to the Seylan Bank A team as they secured the highest marks for the two trade rounds. The quiz competition comprised of four rounds: International Trade Rules I, International Trade Rules II and International Affairs, Current Affairs, and Sports and Entertainment.

The Challenge Trophy to the winners was presented to the HNB A team by chief guest Rasitha Gunawardana.

The trophy for the first runner-up was presented to the Seylan Bank A team by Gayan Algama, while trophy for the second runner-up was presented to the Bank of Ceylon B team by A. Kathiravelupillai, the inaugural president of the Trade Finance Association of Bankers. The winners are as follows:

First round (Current Affairs) :- People’s Bank B team and Bank of Ceylon A team (joint winners)

Second round (International Trade Rules I) :- Hatton National Bank A team

Third round (International Trade Rules II and International Affairs) :- Seylan Bank A team

Final round (Sports and Entertainment) :- People's Bank B team, HNB A team, and Bank of Ceylon B team (joint winners).


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