On the road to empower our Sri Lankan Women on a National level, NDB Bank together with Sirasa NewsFirst has commenced the Provincial Level Application process.
The Sri Lanka Vanithabhimana Provincial Competition joined presented by Sirasa Newsfirst & NDB Bank, is conducted to recognize female achievers across the chosen fields across the country. The competition which was held under eight categories in the previous year is scheduled to be held under 10 categories with two new categories added this year.
Entrepreneurship (Small Scale), Entrepreneurship (Micro Scale), Entrepreneurship upcoming), Young leader, Environmental Management, Sports, Volunteer Services, Invention & Innovation with Literature and Education Services are included this year.
Parallel to the awarding ceremony of the winners of the provincial competition, a Women's Day celebration will be held in each province. It is expected that this programme will include workshops, seminars, lectures as well as valuable market opportunities for female entrepreneurs whilst strictly adhering to the COVID 19 guidelines.
NDB has always been at the forefront of assisting entrepreneurs while also helping women in particular to achieve greater heights and successfully overcome traditional norms and barriers.
The immense contributions made by women to the economy of the country and to other domains go largely unrecognized. It is mainly to address this shortcoming as well as to encourage more and more women to come forward in economic and social activity that NDB Bank introduced this endeavour under its "Araliya" Banking on Women Initiative. The Bank together with Sirasa News First hopes to celebrate, reward and recognize the contribution made by outstanding women in their relevant areas of expertise. The applications and further information are available through the NDB and Newsfirst Websites. Potential candidates can also send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call / WhatsApp the hotline 0777-600040 to obtain the application.
All completed applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
The Sri Lanka Vanithaabhimana program will be held under the NDB Araliya umbrella where all NDB female entrepreneurs can enjoy a number of banking facilities available including Araliya Business Loans (for Capital expenditure, Working Capital and for day-to-day operational expenses), Araliya Credit Card, Araliya Current Account, Araliya Savings Account, Araliya Debit Card, Working Capital facilities (**Subject to prevailing credit criteria of the Bank), Preferential interest rates, Insurance Schemes (Life Cover & hospitalization benefits) as well as Non-financial Services under Araliya Umbrella, all with the aim of empowering female entrepreneurs in their endeavors.
These female entrepreneurs will also have access to Araliya Knowledge Sharing Forums, Araliya Mentoring & networking sessions, third-party advisory services (e.g. process of business registration, book keeping, etc.) as well as a special Certification program on Small Business Management.
NDB Bank was awarded the “Best Digital Bank 2021” at the Asiamoney Best Bank Awards for Sri Lanka in addition to being crowned "Sri Lanka’s Best Bank 2021" by the prestigious Global Finance Magazine of USA, and "The Bank of the Year Sri Lanka", by The Banker Magazine UK. NDB is the 4th largest listed bank in Sri Lanka and the parent company of the NDB Group. The only financial services conglomerate 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.