IN order to offer customers the best of its value added services, Lanka ORIX Finance Ltd. opened its own foreign currency exchange facility. At a ceremony attended by Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, the Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Lanka ORIX Finance Company Ltd. opened its inaugural money changer facility at its Matara branch on the 25th of January 2011.
The event was attended by many distinguished guests representing both Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Lanka ORIX Finance Company Ltd. This included Assistant Governor of CBSL Mr. C.J.P Siriwardena and Controller of Exchange Mr. Osman Chandrawansa accompanying the Governor of CBSL, whilst Deputy Chairman of the LOLC Group Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara and the Group Managing Director and CEO of LOLC Mr. Kapila Jayawardena attended along with other senior officials representing Lanka ORIX Finance Company Ltd.
The new service will be available at the Matara, Kalutara, Kandy, Jaffna, Dambulla, Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Chilaw, Nuwara Eliya, and Ampara branches of Lanka ORIX Finance Company Ltd., with many more branches scheduled to offer foreign currency exchange services throughout the country. A wide spectrum of customers including Sri Lankans as well as foreigners will be able to make use of the new value addition by way of exchanging foreign currency from dedicated foreign exchange facilities of the Company located island wide. Skilled staff at these branches will offer specialized services to all customers in this regard.
Commenting on the landmark opening of the new service, the Group Managing Director and CEO of LOLC, Mr. Kapila Jayawardena said, “It is with great pride that we announce the opening of Lanka ORIX Finance Company’s very own foreign currency exchange facility. We have enhanced our product offering to a greater extent which is intend on providing total financial solutions best suited to meet a diverse and growing range of customer requirements. With the new money exchanger facility, we have provided an opportunity not just for local customers but for a vast number of tourists visiting the country to use a hassle free foreign currency exchange service from our dedicated branches. ”
Adding further Mr. Jayawardena said, “The country has begun its mammoth task of resuscitating economic development, and we have been experiencing a surge in tourists arrival during the recent past. As a private sector initiative we will extend our products and services to help boost the tourism sector of the country more proactively. Positive developments such as this will have an optimistic impact on the way foreign currency changes hands within Sri Lanka.