ComBank conducts entrepreneurship development program for VTA students in Anuradhapura

ComBank conducts entrepreneurship development program for VTA students in Anuradhapura

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 8:50 PM SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

October 27, Colombo: A group of 125 students after various vocational training courses in Anuradhapura recently benefited from the Entrepreneurship Development Program conducted by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon under the banner of Dirishakti Initiatives for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development.

The bank organized this event in collaboration with the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) in Anuradhapura to impart knowledge of financial literacy and business development to students after training courses in air conditioning repair, baking, beauty culture, computer equipment, electrical engineering, shoe design, landscaping, motor mechanics and other subjects.

Designed to enhance the entrepreneurial skills and marketability of the skills learned by students for the benefit of the rural economy, this latest initiative was managed and supported by the Commercial Bank Development Credit Department (DCD) and its Agriculture and Microfinance Unit (AMFU) in the region. . by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

Mr. Duminda Dissanayaka, a veteran speaker on financial management and business development, who is also the manager of the Anuradhapura Regional Office of the Central Bank, was invited to the event as a resource person.

Commercial Bank Regional Manager – North Central Region Mr. Michael De Silva, Nocchiagama Branch Manager Mr. Venura Dhanapala and Vocational Training Program Officer Mr. Chaminda Priyankara Vijayadasa along with Bank officials were also present in the program.

In 2022, Dirishakti Bank’s Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development Program benefited more than 250 women entrepreneurs in Wasgamuva and Ratnapura.

The commercial bank has been conducting awareness programs for small entrepreneurs in various business sectors in many parts of the country for the past 11 years and has helped more than 11,000 entrepreneurs through this series.

These programs are supported by the Bank’s 19 Agriculture and Microfinance Divisions, which play a key role in helping the Bank identify the specific needs of entrepreneurs who need assistance to develop their agricultural or small business activities. These units are dedicated to promoting agricultural credit and microfinance.

Commercial Bank Agriculture and Microfinance Branches (AMFU) in Ratnapura, Narammala, Nawalapitiya, Maravila, Anuradhapura, Kilinochchi, Bandarawela, Wellavaya, Hingurakgoda, Galewela, Achchuveli, Vavuniya, Chenkaladima, Eliyaduma, Deniyaduma, Deniyathuma, Eliyaduma, Deniyathuma, Popura, Deniyaduma and Akkaraipattu.

The first 100% carbon neutral bank in Sri Lanka, the first Sri Lankan bank to be listed among the top 1000 banks in the world and the only Sri Lankan bank to feature in the list for 12 consecutive years Commercial Bank Network of 268 branches and manages 940 units. automatic machines in Sri Lanka. Commercial Bank is a leader in digital innovation in the country’s banking sector. The Bank’s operations abroad include Bangladesh, where the Bank operates 19 locations; Myanmar, where it has a microfinance company in Nay Pyi Taw; and Maldives, where the Bank has a full-fledged Tier I bank with the largest shareholding.


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