Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Lankaputhra Bank launches ‘Laksetha’ for senior citizens
Lankaputhra Development Bank commenced the new year by launching the novel account ‘Laksetha’ for senior citizens. The account gives many benefits to its valued senior citizens compared to the normal savings account.
The Laksetha senior citizens savings account and Laksetha senior citizens fixed deposit account were launched on January 1, 2014 at the Nugegoda branch by Lankaputhra Development Bank Chairperson Kumudini Kulatunga and General Manager and CEO Lasantha Amarasekera in the presence of the senior management of the bank and the customers.
Among the benefits of the Laksetha senior citizens savings account are vouchers for medical facilities from reputed hospitals based on the annual balance of the account, as well as the provision of issuing free standing order facilities to elders’ homes and reputed charitable organisations.
The most valuable benefit is that holders of Laksetha senior citizens savings accounts and Laksetha sen- ior citizens fixed deposits will get an additional interest rate compared to the other accounts and will receive the protection of the government bank for their deposits.
At present, the aged population is increasing and they have sacrificed their experience and the knowledge for the development of the country, which should be valued at all times. All senior citizens want to spend their retirement without being a burden to anyone.
As a state bank, Lankaputhra Development Bank decided to launch the Laksetha senior citizens savings account and the Laksetha fixed deposit considering all the above factors as a tribute to senior citizens.
Lankaputhra Development Bank, together with its eight branches, caters to many customers through its innovative banking products.