Quick remittance scheme launched in Paris
Paris, 27 May, (Asiantribune.com): Newly appointed Chairman of Seylan Bank, Eastman Narangoda and the Resident Director General of Banque d’Escompte in Paris Alain Wormser announced a joint remittance scheme exclusively for Sri Lankan expatriate community. Addressing a gathering of expatriate community at the Saint Hippolyte A.P.S.H in Paris, Mr Wormser expressed confidence that the new remittance scheme would be very popular among the Sri Lankan community because of its very low commission rates and the convenience in transfer.
Mr Wormser said that the Banque d’Escompte has introduced two similar schemes specially tailored for expatriate communities from Africa and the Philippines. Because of the rapid popularity of those remittance schemes new branches of Banque d’Escompte were established in Paris divisions with large concentration of those two communities.
Mr Narangoda said that the Seylan Bank has decided to launch this scheme as there were large number of requests from the expatriate Sri Lankan community for a system of speedy remittance.
Seylan Bank General Manager Ajith Pasqual said that the account holders could use their ATM card for immediate transfer from any ATM machine of Bank d’Escompte to their accounts in Seylan or any other bank any where in Sri Lanka. He pointed out that Seylan has branches in all the towns in Sri Lanka.
Mr Sugeeswara Senadhira, Minister Counsellor of Sri Lanka Embassy said that he was glad that a long felt need for a quick remittance system has been implemented for the benefit of Sri Lankan community in France. He expressed the hope that other Sri Lankan banks also would emulate this scheme and enter into similar arrangements with French Banks.
Mr Kamal Deshpriya, Publicity Manager of Seylan thanked the leaders of expatriate community that attended the meeting. Presidents and other Executive Committee members of Sri Lankan Associations with large number of membership such as Association Culturelle de Sri Lanka Cinghalese en France, Education and Culturelle Centre, Sri Lanka – France Art and Cultural Association, Sinhalese Catholic Association, Sri Lankan Women’s Association in France and many members of Sri Lankan political party branches in France attended the meeting.
- Asian Tribune -