The Bank of Ceylon (BOC) recently awarded 95 scholarships for eligible 18 Plus account holders currently studying in state universities, in recognition of their achievements in the 2013 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination.

Among the Bank’s 95 scholarships, 20 students were awarded the special merit awards as they have obtained the highest marks in those four streams­— Science, Mathematics, Commerce and Arts. Each student received a scholarship of Rs.35,000.  The other 75 students who were selected through a raffle draw received each one of them a scholarship worth Rs.30,000. The event held at the Bank of Ceylon Head Office auditorium was graced by Mohan Palliyaguru as the guest speaker, a motivational speaker with a wide range of experience. The Bank’s Chairman President’s Counsel, Ronald C. Perera, General Manager D. M. Gunasekera, Deputy General Manager-Sales and Channel Management G.L.P Jinasoma and members of the Corporate and Executive  Management and parents of the scholarship winners were also present at the event.

The Bank of Ceylon conducts this annual awards ceremony since year 2002 as a part of bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility towards empowering and motivating Sri Lankan youth to pursue higher education and reach their highest potential to achieve a sustainable development in the country.