HNB Grameen organized an all-night Pirith Ceremony at the company premises to coincide with the anniversary of the company, which was followed by an almsgiving for 15 Buddhist monks the next morning. The objective was to invoke blessings on the Directors, Corporate Management, staff and customers all of whom were present.
As part of its anniversary celebrations, the company refurbished the dedicated area for devotees to light votive candles, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka in Tewatte, as a gesture of thanksgiving from the company. The lighting of candles is a symbol of the devotee’s faith, respect and devotion to God, and was initiated at the request of Reverend Father Victor Jayamanne, the administrator of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka. The opening of the refurbished area took place soon after the 9am thanksgiving mass which was attended by over 2500 customers, and on behalf of the company, the Managing Director, along with the Corporate Management & staff also attended the function.