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HNB launches student savings unit at St. Sebastian’s College

 Rector St. Sebastian’s College, Rev Fr Ranjith Andradi, Managing Director/CEO of HNB Jonathan Alles and , Board Director, HNB open the new Student Savings Unit.
Rector St. Sebastian’s College, Rev Fr Ranjith Andradi, Managing Director/CEO of HNB Jonathan Alles and , Board Director, HNB open the new Student Savings Unit.

HNB PLC, announced the openened new Student Savings Unit at St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa and the unit was declared open at a special ceremony at the school with the participation of HNB’s Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles together with the senior management from the bank and HNB Director and past pupil of St. Sebastian’s College, Nilanth De Silva

St. Sebastian’s College’s Rector, Rev Fr Ranjith Andradi said “Our college has maintained a strong and active relationship with HNB and we were eager to partner with the bank to establish our own Student Savings Unit. In our consultations with HNB we identified the need to teach children about financial responsibility from an early age, and this starts with being responsible with their pocket money.

“We express our heartfelt gratitude to HNB for partnering with the College to help our students develop healthy financial habits,” noted Rev. Fr. Ranjith Andradi.

Student savings units were introduced by HNB in 1994. Since then, the bank has expanded its service to cover 168 Students Savings Units across Sri Lanka. Through the units, student managers are groomed to take leadership in running a mini bank in school and get actively involved in promoting the savings habit among fellow students. The bank trains over 1,000 students annually in this capacity.

HNB’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Alles, speaking on the occasion said “We at HNB are privileged to expand our Student Savings Units in schools and are thankful to St. Sebastian’s for giving us the opportunity.

“Financial education is an important component of school going children and is their first lesson in money management” Alles stated, adding that lessons, such as developing budgets, savings, investing for college and the wise and responsible use of credit are learned by students in the process.

Established in 1854, St Sebastian’s Moratuwa stands among Sri Lanka’s oldest and most prestigious educational institutions, serving as a centre of learning and education for over 3,000 students. 

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