The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) will conduct its first open day programme, ‘Central Bank Comes to You’, at the CBSL Matale regional office, at No. 805, Trincomalee Street, Mandandawala, Matale, today and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The purpose of the programme is to enable the public to access services provided by the CBSL, such as services relating to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), exchange of damaged currency notes and issue of coins, currency museum, sale of CBSL publications, SMI loan schemes, etc. and to interact with the governor and CBSL
Sessions will be held on issues concerning exchange control regulations, pyramid schemes, unauthorized financial businesses, microfinance companies, etc.
The services of the Credit Information Bureau (CRIB) and Credit Counselling Centre will be available. There will be stalls by licensed banks and SMI entrepreneurs assisted by the Matale CBSL regional office will market their products.
In addition, the CBSL will conduct educational programmes for A-Level students studying economics in the Sinhala and Tamil mediums and awareness programmes on the CBSL functions including sessions on financial literacy, microfinance regulations, detection of counterfeit currency notes, public debt management, etc.