The luxury cruise liner Ocean Odyssey docked at Colombo Port recently. On board were said to be 108 American tourists. In order to cater to the currency exchange and financial transaction needs of the tourists, NDB Bank placed an ATM truck and a mobile Foreign Cash Counter at the port for passenger convenience. This mobile unit was manned by the staff of the Nawam Mawatha NDB branch, and provided grounds for the NDB Privileged Centre to successfully identify potential business opportunities.
To commemorate the arrival of the ship for the first time at the Colombo port, the ceremonial exchange of light took place between the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva and the Captain of the ship. A group of officials from the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Services, Port Authority, and Shipping Agent Company participated in this event. The shipping agent company “Dave Marine” said that the tourists who came on this ship will disembark at Colombo port and travel around Colombo, Kurunegala Habarana, Sigiriya and Trincomalee by luxury buses for about two and a half days and board the ship from Trincomalee port on December 21.
NDB Bank is focused on supporting the national quest for improving tourism and increasing the countries forex potential to support the economic struggle. As such the main goal was to provide currency exchange convenience to a high net worth passenger base travelling on the Ocean Odyssy who had been identified as high-end tourists as is the profile of passengers that embark on such cruises. The NDB Privileged banking arm specializes in facilitating foreign exchange-based investments.
NDB Bank was recently named the Best Bank in Sri Lanka by Euromoney, making it the fourth major award received from the world’s most prestigious publications in financial services – Euromoney, Global Finance and The Banker. This win for NDB comes in the light of being named the “Most Awarded Corporate 2021” as per LMD ranking. The Bank was also recently named one of the “Top 50 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka 2022” by Great Place To Work, USA. NDB is the 4th largest listed bank in Sri Lanka and the parent company of the NDB Group. The only financial services group in Sri Lanka, NDB Group is uniquely positioned towards assisting the growth and development of the Sri Lankan financial market to provide its customers seamless access to the product and service offerings of all its group companies.