Financial Forum Held to Encourage Local Entrepreneurs in Jaffna
:: 2011-04-02 18:51:22
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.
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
Foundation has already conducted a similar programme in Vavuniya
District and planned to extend their service to Batticaloa, Mannar
and Ampara Districts too.