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Nucleus Financial Forum Held to Encourage Local Entrepreneurs in Jaffna
[Updated :: 2011-04-02 18:51:22 Hours]

Nucleus Financial Forum 2011, where hundreds of local entrepreneurs and livelihood groups meet financial service providers and suppliers of other products and services, had its Jaffna Day on Saturday (02.04.2011) at Weerasingham Hall, Jaffna.

The Saturday’s Forum organized by Nucleus Foundation, a non-profit association working together with German Development Cooperation (GTZ) and the European Commission, was attended by over 500 local entrepreneurs and representatives from prominent government and private banks in Jaffna.

The session commenced with lighting of the traditional oil lamp by Commander Security Forces – Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, the Guest of Honour of the event, Mr. Dave Maurice, a member of the Director Board, Ms. R. Vijayaluxmi, Secretary of the Local Government and a few distinguished guests.

Delivering welcome and introductory speech, Mr. Maurice explained that the motive of organizing a project of this nature is to enhance the economy of small scale entrepreneurs by linking them with financial and other service providers. Special lone schemes are to be introduced to small groups of entrepreneurs working on similar industries by the Foundation in addition to facilitating required market and technical training to them.

Addressing the gathering, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe appreciated the role of Nucleus Foundation in bringing small entrepreneurs and financial and other service providers to one forum in order to educate and encourage those who are engaged in micro business activities in Jaffna through which the economy at domestic and District level is promoted.

The Foundation has already conducted a similar programme in Vavuniya District and planned to extend their service to Batticaloa, Mannar and Ampara Districts too.

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