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MUFG Bank donates stationery to school children in Dodangoda, Kalutara


Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)’s banking entity MUFG Bank, Colombo Representative Office, presented brand new stationery items including bags and shoes to school students in Dodangoda who are from low income families.

The presentation ceremony was held this morning at the Dodangoda Divisional Secretariat, Dodangoda, in Kalutara, where 50 children were each given a set of the stationery items.

[Mr. Tatsuo Matsushita, Chief Representative Officer of Colombo Office handing over School Bags with Shoes and Stationary]

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Tatsuo Matsushita, Chief Representative for MUFG Colombo Representative Office said: “It is a privilege to donate school stationery items for these  children and we are rewarded with their smiling faces. Through our annual “MUFG Gives Back” global community outreach programme, we hope we can motivate young learners to continue their quest for knowledge, while overcoming difficulties along the way.”

MUFG staff also conducted a fun quiz on finance and economics to encourage the students to learn more about the basics of money.

MUFG also invited members of the Alliance for Disaster Management, Sri Lanka (also affiliated to A-Pad Japan) to conduct a short yet educational segment on disaster management to teach  the children and their parents about coping with disasters that may affect them.

“We will continue to give back to the community and play an active role in nurturing the next generation here in Sri Lanka,” Mr. Matsushita added.

Since 2013, MUFG has been actively involved in community work in appreciation of the outpouring global support for its home country during the Great East Japan earthquake disaster. The annual MUFG Gives Back global volunteer month encourages its teams across the globe to be agents of positive change and work with their respective communities to build an inclusive and supportive environment for a better future.

MUFG’s Colombo Representative Office was set up in January, 2016. It is the first representative office of any Japanese bank in Sri Lanka and aims connect MUFG customers with licensed commercial banks and other corporate entities operating out of the country.  As the only Japanese bank to operate in Sri Lanka, MUFG will also support Japanese companies seeking to invest or do business in Sri Lanka.

About MUFG

 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with over 1,800 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has over 150,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.

The Group aims to “Be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly responding to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York stock exchanges.

On April 1, 2018 the name of MUFG’s commercial bank changed from “The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.” to “MUFG Bank, Ltd.” MUFG’s New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol has also changed to “MUFG”.

For more information, visit www.mufg.jp/english.

For more details please contact:

Shalini Jayarathne 

Colombo Representative Office

MUFG Bank, Ltd #04-02, World Trade Center,

Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.

www.mufg.jp/english T:+94 11 23 23 939 E- Mail : shalini_j@lk.mufg.jp