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Commercial Bank hosts entrepreneurship seminars in Kandy & Kuliyapitiya

Thursday, 23 July 2015 16:18

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently interacted with 260 entrepreneurs in the Central and North Western provinces at programmes hosted in Kandy and Kuliyapitiya as part of the Bank’son-going initiative to promote entrepreneurship development across the country by empowering micro, small and medium enterprises with the knowledge they need to grow.

Under the Bank's ‘Diribala Vyapara Pubuduwa’ entrepreneurial skills development programme, 125 entrepreneurs nominated by the Kuliyapitiya, Nattandiya and Pannala branches of Commercial Bank participated in the Kuliyapitiyaprogramme.

The Kandy programme was attended by 135 entrepreneurs nominated by the Bank’s Kandy,Katugastota,Peradeniya, Pilimathalawa, Akurana,Kandy City,Matale and Digana branches.

Corporate trainer and consultantMr DarshanaWelikalawas the resource person for the Kuliyapitiya programme, which was also attended by Commercial Bank’s Regional Manager, North Western Region Mr AmalAlles, the respective branch managers and officers of the Bank’s Development Credit Department.

Mr ChandanaGunawardena, a trainer and consultant in entrepreneurial skill developmentwas the resource person for the Kandy programme at whichCommercial Bank’s Senior Regional Manager, Mr DelakshanHettiarachchi, branch managers and officers of Development Credit Department represented the Bank.

The Commercial Bank has conducted similar programmes for SMEs and micro entrepreneurs in areas such as Narammala, Galle, Monaragala, Wellawaya, Badulla, Passara, Bandarawela, Welimada, Weligama, Koggala, Karapitiya, Matara, Batticaloa,Ampara, Kurunegala, Jaffna, Vavuniya and Hingurakgoda in the recent past.

The Bank’s Agriculture and Micro Finance Units are located in Ratnapura, Narammala, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Kilinochchi, Bandarawela, Wellawaya, Hingurakgoda, Galewela, Atchuvely, Vavuniya and Tissamaharama.

They identify and support people who need financial assistance for Agri/Micro businesses and provide guidance on how to improve their businesses and help resolve difficulties.

Since 2011, Commercial Bank’s Entrepreneurship Skills Development Programmes have benefitted more than 2100 SMEs all over the country.

The latest seminars emphasised the importance of change, why SMEs sometimes fail, how to face challenges in the business world and the most important rules to be a successful entrepreneur.

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Commercial Bank’s entrepreneurial skills developmentseminars in progress in Kandy andKuliyapitiya.

Commercial Bank hosts entrepreneurship seminars in Kandy and Kuliyapitiya

Last modified on Thursday, 23 July 2015 16:33