Three of Amãna Bank’s employees will be undertaking Sri Lanka’s one and only ultra-endurance cycling challenge ‘Race the Pearl’ which will take to the roads of Sri Lanka on 2 October 2020. Held for the 3rd time, ‘Race the Pearl’ is a 600km spanning cycling race connecting the furthermost points of Sri Lanka, Point Pedro to Point Dondra. ‘Race the Pearl’ is the Sri Lankan equivalent to the famous ‘Race Across America’, for which this race is a sanctioned qualifying event.
With close to 50 cyclists taking part in the race, Amãna Bank will be represented by three of its employees namely, Irshad Iqbal (VP – Business Banking), Tuan Samsudeen (Executive Central Processing) and Chathura Dayaratne (Manager – IT Infrastructure Systems), who are avid cycling enthusiasts. Tuan Samsudeen will be taking part in the 24 hour ultra-racing challenge while Irshad Iqbal and Chathura Dayarante will take part in the relay event.
Tuan Samsudeen is an experienced cyclist having ridden the 2nd edition of Race the Pearl in 2019 in the 48 hour category as well as taken part in ‘Ride 4 Ceylon’ Colombo to Jaffna 435km bike ride in 2020. He was also instrumental in commencing a ‘Bike 2 Work’ campaign amongst the employees of Amãna Bank, through which encouraged fellow riders Irshad Iqbal and Tuan Samsudeen to take part in this years ‘Race the Pearl’.
Expressing his comments and wishes, the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer said, “We are indeed honoured to have 3 employees of the company taking part in Race the Pearl. The race is not just merely a race to see who finishes first, but rather a race of endurance, persistence and dedication. We wish the members of our team success and safety and hope they will bring glory to the Country and the Bank.”
Amana Bank is the country’s first and only Licensed Commercial Bank to operate in complete harmony with the globally growing non-interest based people friendly banking model. With the mission of Enabling Growth and Enriching Lives, the Bank reaches out to its customers through a growing network of branches and Self Banking Centres spread across the country while having access to 4500+ ATMS for withdrawals and 700+ Pay&Go Kiosks for real time deposits. Customer can also benefit from an array of customer conveniences such as Internet & Mobile Banking, 24x7 Cash Deposit Machines and Banking Units Exclusively for Ladies.