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Amana Bank engages with OrphanCare Trust to bring a smile to Orphans along with T20 World Cup Excitement

Amãna Bank November 1, 2022

With the commencement of the T20 World Cup, Cricket has become the platform for all Sri Lankans to come together as one nation bringing hope and smiles at a time when the country is faced with numerous challenges.

With the purpose of sharing the joy and achievements of Sri Lanka Cricket, Amana Bank recently commenced a campaign under the theme “ජයග්‍රහණයට එහා ගිය මනුෂ්‍යත්වය | Humanity Beyond Victory”, where the Bank pledges to donate funds to OrphanCare based on the performance of the Sri Lankan cricket team during the Super 12 stage and knock-out matches.

During the T20 World Cup, every wicket claimed by Sri Lankan bowlers will earn OrphanCare Trust Rs 10,000/- while every 4 and 6 scored by the Sri Lankan batsman will result in Amana Bank donating Rs 4,000/- and Rs 6,000/- respectively.

Commenting on this initiative Amana Bank’s Vice President Retail Banking & Marketing Siddeeque Akbar said “At a time when everyone is overwhelmed with excitement on cricket, we at Amana Bank wanted to share this euphoria and the Sri Lankan spirit with the less fortunate children registered with the OrphanCare Trust. We are delighted to witness the support and encouragement of the public to this initiative. Through this campaign we hope to shine a spotlight on the 2nd Abandonment faced by Orphans when they reach the age of 18 and are forced out of institutional care. We also encourage like-minded corporates and individuals to support the OrphanCare Trust and encourage its efforts towards addressing this social need”.

Commenting on behalf of OrphanCare, Trustee K.R. Ravindran said “We are thankful to Amana Bank for this great gesture which will go a long way in benefiting orphan children. I am confident as Sri Lanka excels at the World Cup, OrphanCare will also witness similar success.”

Since launch to date OrphanCare has made 11 rounds of fund disbursements, benefitting over 3,100 orphans from 85+ child care homes across the country. The OrphanCare Trust is administered by a team of trustees who have a track record of passionate social service and includes Chairman of the Trust Ruzly Hussain (founder of the Rotaract movement in Sri Lanka), Miss Primrose Shireen Watson - Secretary (Fellow Member of The Chartered Governance Institute UK), Jazri Magdon Ismail – Treasurer (Past President AAT), Deshabandu Tilak de Zoysa (Chairman Helpage Sri Lanka), Harsha Amarasekera (President’s Counsel), ) K R Ravindran (Chairman, Board of Trustees of Rotary Foundation USA and former President Rotary International ), Sharad Amalean (Co-founder MAS Holdings) Osman Kassim (Founder & Past Chairman Amãna Bank, Tyeab Akbarally (Senior Director Akbar Brothers) and Mohamed Azmeer (MD/CEO Amãna Bank).

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