The IT lab donated by Commercial Bank to Maradana Technical College
Commercial Bank of Ceylon (ComBank) has donated a fully-equipped and furnished computer lab to Maradana College of Technology, the oldest technical college in Sri Lanka.
One of the largest IT labs donated by the bank under its flagship corporate social responsibility initiative to raise national computer literacy levels, the lab at the Technical College comprises of 20 new computers, 20 tables, 20 chairs, a multimedia projector and a photocopy machine. The bank also renovated the classroom chosen for the IT lab.
The new lab will support the recently established Accounting Process Unit of the Commerce Department of the College of Technology. The department offers courses for the National Certificate for Accounting Technicians (NCAT) and National Diploma in Accountancy (NDA), as well as for the National Certificate in Secretarial Practice and National Certificate in Shorthand, Typewriting and Computing.
“After evaluating the courses offered at the department, the bank felt it is a vital need for these students to have an IT laboratory since it would allow them to become IT-savvy accounting professionals,” Commercial Bank Chief Financial Officer Nandika Buddhipala said.
Commercial Bank’s IT education initiative is intended to enable younger generations and the country to face the future with confidence with world-class knowledge. This programme shares synergy with the bank’s enduring vision of being the most technologically-advanced, innovative and customer-friendly financial services organisation in Sri Lanka. The IT labs donated by the bank to date have benefitted an estimated 170,000 students.