CAPTION: Shiyan Jayaweera (AVP/Head of Marketing NDB Bank), Zeyan Hameed (VP – Branch Network Management and Product Development, NDB Bank), Sanjaya Perera (SVP – Personal Banking and Customer Experience, NDB Bank), Dimantha Seneviratne (Director/CEO, NDB Bank) Athula Munasinghe (Chairman Royal Rugby match Organizing committee), Sohan Yapa (Treasurer Royal College Union), Chathuranga Senaratne (Secretary Royal Rugby match Organizing committee), Hemaka Balasuriya (Head of Sponsorships Royal Rugby match Organizing committee) and Naveen Ilapperuma (Royal Rugby match Organizing committee)
As a responsible local bank with its roots in the community, NDB Bank continues its efforts to empower the development of sports by partnering with Royal Rugby as the Main Event sponsor. The Bank also signed up as this year’s official event partner for the Bradby Shield.
Commenting on this continued partnership, NDB’s CEO Dimantha Seneviratne said “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Royal Rugby which was disrupted due to the pandemic,” he said, adding “NDB will continue to foster the development of sports amongst future generations to inculcate good values and discipline.”
The partnership covers the entire schools season as well as the 1st leg of the Bradby shield.
Royal College will host the first leg of the 76th Bradby Shield Encounter played against Trinity College, Kandy. The school also won the Michael Gunaratne Trophy played against S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia a couple of weeks ago. The Royal College 1st XV team has been performing well this season winning 4 of the 5 matches played, ending round one at the top of the points table, and qualifying to round two of the tournament. There is no doubt that the Bradby shield will be keenly contested this year.
The Bradby Shield Encounter - commonly known as "The Bradby" - is the blue ribbon of Sri Lanka's school rugby union season. It is played annually between two schools in the country and traditional rivals Royal College, Colombo, and Trinity College, Kandy.
NDB Bank was recently named the Best Bank in Sri Lanka by Euromoney, making it the third 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 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.