A highly successful ‘Seylan’s Got Talent’ reverberated in the rafters of Nelum Pokuna recently, showcasing the talented staff of Seylan Bank, as they demonstrated their singing, drama, dance, martial arts and magic acts. Organised by Seylan Bank’s Welfare Association, Seylan’s Got Talent was a sold-out event and an outright success.
Seylan Bank Chairman Ravi Dias, Director/CEO Kapila Ariyaratne, members of the board of directors, senior management, staff, their families and the bank’s customers were present at the event. During the spectacular evening, 10 talent appreciation awards and five main awards including a grand award were awarded to winning contestants from amongst 28 performances.
This event was open for participation by staff from the bank’s islandwide branch network and as a result, many rounds of auditions were held to accommodate the best talent. Yashoda Wimaladharma, Nirosha Virajini and Kevin Nugara made up the eminent panel of judges.
Chathuranga Dilshan of the Matara branch was adjudged the overall winner whilst the dance troupe comprising of Vindya Perera, Poorni Wanigasekara, Chethani Wanigasekara and Sanduni Ganegama emerged runners-up. Joseph Jayamenan of the Batticaloa branch was adjudged overall third. The winners received glamorous trophies and cash rewards as well.
Rewarding employees for their performance in the workplace is common, but at Seylan Bank, staff appreciation extends across all facets of their personalities and talents, including sports, with staff being recognized at the annual sports felicitation ceremony. Further, Seylan Bank sees great value in fostering the aesthetic and cultural talents of its employees as it enhances their well-being and helps create a stronger bond with the company and fellow staff. ‘Seylan’s Got Talent’ was conceptualized to enhance team spirit and to improve mental strength and commitment of its employees.
Seylan Bank Deputy General Manager Human Resources and Seylan Bank Welfare Association President Jayantha Amarasinghe said, “Seylan Bank has an employee pool it can be proud of! Congratulations to all the winners of Seylan Got Talent. We are pleased to see the emergence of talent from all provinces and are privileged to recognize and reward these deserving employees.
The focus of the human resources function at the bank is to extend due recognition to staff in all facets to promote an optimal work-life balance, which we believe elicits a high level of active contribution from them towards our corporate values.
We remain focused on initiatives for staff development, increasing productivity and service quality to benefit both customers and employees. Seylan Bank is committed to encourage team members to enhance their skills, map their careers and grow both personally and professionally.”