NDB presented the newly constructed Ariviyal Nagar Railway Station to ‘Sri Lanka Railways’ in a ceremony held at the station premises last Thursday (14).
The Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) launched a flagship project in 2009, to rebuild the country through rebuilding the North-South railway line; 53 years after “Yal Devi” the popular train to Jaffna was first operated in 1956. This project was called the “Uthuru Mithuru” Yal Devi Friendship Rail Track Reconstruction Project and private sector organizations were given the opportunity to become partners in this project. A total of Rs. 20 million was allocated from the NDB CSR budget for the construction of this station.
After careful consideration, NDB selected the location of ‘Ariviyal Nagar’ to construct the station. “Ariviyal Nagar” means “Knowledge City” and it is appropriate that the Engineering and Agriculture facilities of the Jaffna University are located in this area. As a Bank who supports and contributes to the improvement of ‘Education’ in the country, selecting this location was another step in our development and sustainability objectives, which will improve people’s lives especially the students our future leaders.
NDB Bank which is the first and to date the only corporate in Sri Lanka to officially be certified with EDGE Certification, the leading and only global certification for gender equality at work place, is the parent company of the NDB Group, one of the fastest growing financial services conglomerates in Sri Lanka, with the strategic mission to be the dominant leader in the financial services and banking sector. From its inception, the group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Capital, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, and NDB Securities has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening and empowering entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy. Customers across all group companies have benefited from the product and service offerings of the NDB group.