Opening of People’s Leasing Kalawana branch (from left) PLC Assistant General Manager Laksanda Gunawardana, PLC Kalawana Branch Manager Chatura Laksiri and PLC CEO/General Manager D.P. Kumarage
PLC management team with the Kalawana branch staff and PLC CEO/GM
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC) opened its 92nd branch in Kalawana (43, Mathugama Road, Kalawana) recently. The occasion was graced by PLC CEO/General Manager D.P. Kumarage.
Also participated at the occasion were Kalawana Divisional Secretary G.D.L. Udayakumari, People’s Bank Regional Manager A.G. Nandasiri Assistant, People’s Bank Kalawana Branch Manager K.L.D.P. Liyanage, People’s Leasing Assistant General Manager Laksanda Gunawardana, PLC Senior Manager Neil Thushantha and a fair number of PLC customers.
At the opening ceremony Kumarage said PLC, with the payoff line ‘People’s Friendly Leasing’, is the leading leasing company in Sri Lanka.
“The object of commissioning this newest PLC branch in Kalawana was to provide the opportunity for people in Sabaragamuwa to benefit from customer-friendly and hassle-free convenience leasing services provided by PLC. Ours is a one-stop-shop. Hence, I humbly invite the people in Kalawana to step into this newest PLC branch to obtain all financial services pertaining to leasing and finance in a minimum possible time without hassle. I wish their businesses to flourish and personal lives to brighten up by association with Kalawana PLC.”
People’s Leasing Company was commissioned in 1995 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the biggest state bank in Sri Lanka, People’s Bank. PLC has retained the market leader position for 14 consecutive years in the non-bank finance sector.
In recognition of the quality credit and other high-level motivations of the company, Fitch Rating Lanka has assigned PLC a credit rating of AA-(lka), which makes PLC the highest rated finance company. PLC is the only Sri Lankan finance company to have two international ratings. It was also recognised as one of Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2012/13 by ibrands 360 - World Consulting & Research Corporation. Furthermore, LMD/Nielson have recognized PLC as the most respected non-bank financial institute in Sri Lanka.
PLC’s special financial services products include leasing, fixed deposits, saving accounts, personal and business loans, margin trading, factoring and Islamic financial services. Its five subsidiaries are People’s Insurance Ltd, People’s Microfinance Ltd, People’s Leasing Property Development Ltd, People’s Leasing Fleet Management Ltd and People’s Leasing Havelock Properties Ltd.
The uniqueness of PLC is its strength and the ability to provide diverse financial services under one roof to its customers, thus, enabling the customers to obtain convenience services on easy terms.