In keeping with its commitment to infuse the festive spirit amongst its staff every Christmas, DFCC Bank organised an evening of melodious Christmas Carols at the DFCC Auditorium during the December season. The evening consisted of mellifluous Christmas songs and carols sung by the talented DFCC choristers. Attended by senior management, staff and their families, the evening was highly engaging and interactive as audience members too joined in the chorus of popular traditional carols. The annual Christmas Carol has become an eagerly anticipated event in the company’s social calendar, where all levels of staff come together, under one roof, to celebrate with joy and cheer.
Commenting on the event, CEO of DFCC Bank, Lakshman Silva, said, “It was a delight to watch our talented staff display their talent at the annual Christmas Carols session. It was wonderful for all of us in the audience to join in as well, which made the evening all the more enjoyable. Given the right encouragement, our staff has risen to the occasion and demonstrated their potential once again. Whether it is on the performing stage or in the sports field, at DFCC Bank, we make sure our staff has adequate opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities to bring about a balance in their lives. The DFCC team comprises of diverse and dynamic individuals who are professionals in their field, and who passionately explore newer and more creative ways of doing things.”
DFCC Bank’s commitment to nurture talent and maximize individual potential of employees ensures that the Bank invests substantially in development of staff. In addition to work-related benefits, employees also enjoy themselves on a social level. The Group actively promotes participation in sports and organises other extra-curricular activities through several clubs that are run by employees themselves. DFCC Bank employees have won many sporting encounters in the recent past, especially in badminton, basketball and cricket.
Employee wellness is also emphasized and attractive schemes such as memberships in gyms and social clubs are made available. Awareness programs on wellness are also conducted frequently to educate staff on subjects such as nutrition, ergonomics, first aid, stress management, communicable diseases etc. A weekly newsletter focused on informing and engaging employees on health and safety issues is also sent out.
DFCC Bank was recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL). It is rated AA-(lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited.