Strong Growth

Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd., Sri Lankas largest privately listed bank, says its business volumes have grown by nearly 30 percent during the first quarter of this year, despite falling interest rates.
rnrnrnrnrnrnNew Page 1rnrnrnrnrnThe bank saidrnWednesday that its net profits rose 9 percent to Rs. 343 mn for the first threernmonths to March 31, 2003, as against the same period last year.rn

Thernhigher profit growth of the Group was mainly due to significant profit growthrnrecorded by the banks primary dealer subsidiary, the bank said.