Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition in Jaffna | Sunday Observer

Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition in Jaffna

The Enterprise Sri Lanka Jaffna exhibition organised by the Ministry of Finance which aims to create entrepreneurs was opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Jaffna yesterday.

This exhibition is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight daily at Mutraweli in Jaffna up to September 10.

The exhibition has been organised by the Ministry of Finance under the budget proposal made by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera with the aim of creating 100,000 new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs who expect to develop industries which are native to the Jaffna district could obtain loans at concessionary interest rates at the exhibition.

Loans under concessionary interest rates starting from minimum of Rs 100,000 up to Rs. 750 million could be obtained and the educated young prospective entrepreneurs looking for such an opportunity will be able to reap benefits from this scheme.

A mobile service is also being held during the four days of the exhibition to enable those who expect to enter the field of business to apply for project loans.

Eleven counters by the State and Private commercial banks as well as government consulting services institutions have been set up. Visitors to this exhibition can obtain information, instructions and guidance to apply for concessionary loans to start business ventures from self employment to small and medium scale projects from these special counters.

Visitors can buy various commodities at reasonable prices. Garments and other type of apparel manufactured by factories coming under the Board of Investment (BOI) could be bought at duty free prices.

The electronic media zone provides an opportunity for the people to meet the representatives of their favorite electronic media houses.

At the same time, students will be able to witness how various programs including live broadcasting are telecast and how programs are produced and how the news room functions.

Free services are provided jointly by the Health Ministry and the Provincial Health Services Department. Among them are free laboratory and clinical services.

A foreign consular service has also been set up in the exhibition premises. Foreign job seekers and students seeking to go overseas for higher education could obtain their certificates and other documents attested by the consular office.