President Mahinda Rajapaksa on a state visit to Seychelles declared open Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka Insurance and Mihin Lanka braches in the capital of Seychelles on June 28.
Braches of Bank of Ceylon and Sri Lanka Insurance are located at Capital City Building on the Independence Avenue.
Seychelles President James A. Michel, Vice President Danny Faure and Minister for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports of Seychelles Vincent Meriton joined President Rajapaksa for the opening ceremony. Bank of Ceylon Chairman Harsha Abeywickrama and Deputy Manager, Sales of Sri Lanka Insurance Ms. Namalee Silva represented their respective organizations.
Mihin Lanka office is situated at the Ibrahim Building in Francis Rachel avenue. Chairman of Mihin Lanka Nishantha Ranatunga was present at the opening ceremony.
President Rajapaksa also declared open a branch of Nawaloka Hospital at the City Mart Building in Francis Rachel avenue, Victoria.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of Higher Education Mr. S.B. Dissanayake, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Members of Parliament Mr. A.H.M. Azwar, Mr. Lohan Ratwatta, Mr. Udith Lokubandara, Mr. Ranjith de Zoysa and Mr. Thenuka Vidanagamag, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Seychelles Mr. Rajatha Piyatissa were also present.