Credit Suisse Bank to build village in Galle
Governor, Southern Province Kingsley T. Wickramaratne making a
presentation to Arjuna Mahendran of Credit Suisse, Singapore. Regina
Hempen of Credit Suisse, Zurich and the Governorís Secretary, A.
Samarasinghe were present.
Twenty top executives of the Credit Suisse Bank, Zurich from the
branch headquarters in USA, London, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and
Switzerland visited Galle recently. They met Governor Southern Province
Kingsley T. Wickramaratne to discuss the building of houses for tsunami
They have already funded the building of 30 houses in Dadalla, Galle.
The visit to the Southern Province was co-ordinated by Chief
Economist and Strategist for Asia Pacific Branch of the Credit Suisse
Bank Arjuna Mahendran based in Singapore.
At the meeting held at the Governor's office in Galle, Director
General of the Project "Greater Galle New Township" Ashley de Vos made a
presentation of the Master Plan, a concept of President Chandrika
The leader of the group Ms. Marie Burke who heads the Credit Suisse
in London said, "The Credit Suisse Foundation has allocated 15 million
US dollars for Thailand, India and Sri Lanka for the tsunami affected
families and that 75% of the budget is for Sri Lanka.
They undertook to build a village within the "Greater Galle Master
Plan" with 30 houses, a pre-school, school, community development
centre, swimming pool and playground and on the request of Governor
Wickramaratne they agreed to extend credit facilities with easy access
to Hotels in the Southern Province with a grace period of 2 years
through the People's Bank.