Renuka Fernando, CEO of Nations Trust Bank (NTB) and Rukshan Jayewardene, President of Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS) exchanging the Memorandum of Understanding. Theja Silva, Head of Sustainability at NTB (right), Ranil Pieris, Vice President of WNPS (left)
With a strong commitment towards supporting the prevention of commercial exploitation of species of wild animals and plants, Nations Trust Bank once again pledged its ongoing partnership with the Wildlife and Nature Projection Society of Sri Lanka.
The bank will continue to extend financial support to the society for its annual ten part lecture series, featuring leading experts speaking on pressing biodiversity issues in Sri Lanka. The sole purpose of this initiative is to create awareness on biodiversity and conservation amongst the general public and wild life enthusiasts.
Furthermore, the annual lecture programme conducted by WNPS at the BMICH premises will also enable researchers and international organizations to further carry out their research studies, on areas highlighted by the Society.
Commenting on this initiative CEO/ Director of Nations Trust Bank, Renuka Fernando said, “We at Nations Trust Bank firmly believe that biodiversity is crucial for a healthy and functional ecosystem. By focusing on conserving and protecting the natural habitat of wildlife species in Sri Lanka, we are actively contributing towards enriching our world’s biodiversity. The WNPS and their associated organizations are doing a commendable service in creating awareness by educating the public on biodiversity conservation in Sri Lanka. We consider it a privilege and honour to be associated with the WNPS.” In addition, Nations Trust Bank will also continue its efforts to disseminate the importance of nature conservation to Sri Lankan society whenever the opportunity arises.
The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society has also covered a wide range of important topics in their monthly lecturing program including on ‘Sri Lanka’s Small Cats in Big Trouble’, ‘Increasing Elephant Deaths in Sri Lanka’, ‘The Birth of the Indian Ocean’ etc.