The year 2023 is the year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. The rabbit is known to be the harbinger of good luck and fortune, so there’s plenty to look forward to this year!
We hereby suggest that the RABBIT of 2023 are Regulatory Framework, Accessibility, Borderless, Binance, Innovation, and Transparency.
Some people believe that those born in the Year of the Rabbit are known to display exceptional organizational and planning skills. This serves as a good reminder that as the crypto industry continues to grow and scale in 2023, it is essential for the industry as a whole to be proactive in planning and developing clear, transparent regulatory frameworks and standards.
In 2022, more countries have committed to building clear regulatory frameworks for the crypto industry as well as developing blueprints in anticipation of the industry’s growth in the near future.
Vindya Perera, Managing Directress at Brilliant Cuts (Pvt) Ltd, a leader in the Lankan gem and jewellery industry, won the Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award at the recently held ‘WCIC Prathibhabhisheka - The Women Entrepreneur Awards 2022’ organized by the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC).
Perera received the award at the event held under the patronage of President Ranil Wickramasinghe and first lady Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe in Colombo.
A certified gemmologist at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority Sri Lanka, Vindya has emerged in recent times as a force to be reckoned with in the industry and attempts to be a role model to inspire aspiring female entrepreneurs. She has won a number of local and international awards for her tireless and innovative work.
The fully owned subsidiary of the Sampath Bank Group, Siyapatha Finance recently opened its 43rd branch in Kilinochchi extending its financial services to its valued customers in the Northern Province and continues its commitment to deliver service excellence.
Adding to its island-wide network, the Kilinochchi branch located at No. 317, Kakakadai Junction, A-9 Road, was ceremoniously declared open recently by the Managing Director of Siyapatha Finance Mr. Ananda Seneviratne in the presence of the Divisional Secretary of Karachchi Mr. Balasundaram Jeyaharan, Central Bank Regional Manager (Kilinochchi), Mrs. Karthika Nirojan and Senior Superintend of Police Mr. M.K.R.A. Gunarathna.
With the objective of engaging a more extensive audience and providing better customer experience to customers in the area, the latest fully-fledged branch claims modern facilities and is geared to provide the customers with comprehensive service offerings – including savings, fixed deposits, leasing, hire purchase, business loans, gold loans, personal loans, revolving loans, as well as factoring.
Sharing his thoughts at the branch opening, the Managing Director of Siyapatha Finance Mr. Ananda Seneviratne stated: “Kilinochchi is a city that is resilient, in the Northern province — a key contributor in the country’s economic system. This latest Siyapatha Finance branch is only one of the many initiatives we will take to ensure that we realize the untapped opportunities and capitalize on the full potential this region has to offer.