Business and Economics
DFCC Bank’s Unique Digital Marketing Approach Wins Gold Award for Best Social Media Content at 11th ACEF Asian Leaders Awards

Recognizing one of DFCC Bank's most effective social media marketing campaigns, which also resonated well with their customers as the content was based on a customer's real-life experience with the Bank, DFCC Bank won the Gold Award for Best Social Media Content (YouTube and Facebook) at the 11th ACEF Asian Leaders Awards, competing against countries in South Asia.

DFCC Bank received this award for the unique digital media marketing campaign it launched, coinciding with Customer Service Week. The campaign strategically centred around a short film released on YouTube and Facebook. The short film creatively, using unique dramatic elements, told a true story based on the events of the global pandemic. This award is a testament to the journey DFCC has made from being a development bank to now serving customers across many segments through its commercial banking services, highlighting its comprehensive portfolio, innovations and, more importantly, the Bank's relationship with its customers.
National Esports Teams from Sri Lanka Competed in the Global Esports Games in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey hosted the second edition of the Global Esports Federation's flagship tournament in December. Sri Lanka had qualified for Street Fighter 5 and eFootball 2023 where Mohammed Shihab Rizan represented Sri Lanka for the second time this year for eFootball. He was accompanied by Vihan Thenuka Nissanka, who represented Sri Lanka in Street Fighter 5.

The Global Esports Federation is a non-governmental organisation that convenes the world's Esports community and is the organiser of the Global Esports Games (GEG) 2022 that took place from 14th to 18th December, 2022. GEG is a global, multi-title Esports competition partnered with the European Olympics Committee that highlights the exhilaration of Esports with competitions in Dota 2, eFootball 2023, Street Fighter 5, and PUBG Mobile.

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Medihelp Hospitals expands footprint to Gampaha

Medihelp Hospitals, recently commenced operations at its new healthcare facility in historically significant city of Kelaniya marking its entry to the Gampaha District. With its easily accessible, new address at Kandy Road Kelaniya the fully fitted primary care centre will cater to the community of Kelaniya and surrounding towns with a broad scope of affordable, high quality healthcare services offered by an experienced qualified team of consultants and healthcare professionals.

The ceremonial opening which, was held on January 21, 2023, was attended by Prof. Janaki Hewavisenthi, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine University of Kelaniya, the board of directors, top management of Medihelp Hospitals along with a host of distinguished invitees and members of staff. The new four-storey facility houses a fully fitted OPD, ETU, laboratory, pharmacy, and dental clinic as well as facilities and equipment to accommodate x-rays, US Scans, Echocardiography, physiotherapy optometry series and specialist consultations. It is complete with spacious, modern waiting areas and car park accommodating over 60 vehicles.

Commenting on the recent opening, Medihelp Hospitals Chairman Leslie Wijesiriwardana stated. “We are delighted to step into the Gampaha District with our new facility in Kelania, which is a historically geographically significant city in Sri Lanka. Marking the opening of our 15th branch in such a notable location in a privilege. Ultimately, our accelerated growth island wide particularly into underserved regions such as this, is driven by our deep desire to ensure that all Sri Lankans have access to affordable, quality healthcare when they need it the most, particularly as we pass this economically challenging period in time.”

Continuing on the same note, Medihelp Hospitals Executive Director Chandika Wijesiriwardeana said,’’ A high-quality healthcare facility has been a long-felt need in this region.

Therefore, we are delighted to introduce this spacious, modern facility equipped with the capabilities to cover a gamut of healthcare requirements. We look forward to expanding the centre’s utility to further elevate the scope of care offered to this community in months to come.” Medihelp Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Nishantha Jayamanne stated.

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