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SLCSMI partners iMED to boost SME capacity

19 September, 2021

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (SLCSMI), the apex body for SMEs in Sri Lanka, has been at the forefront in supporting SMEs during the pandemic.

President of SLCSMI, Prof. Rohan De Silva said that the chamber has explored the possibility of providing sustainable solutions to the SMEs beyond merely conducting knowledge sharing sessions and the Executive Committee decided to introduce a range of Capacity Building programs to develop SMEs. These programs include various solutions to address gaps among the SMEs. The chamber has partnered with the Asia Pacific Institute of Money and Entrepreneurship Development (iMED) to design and deliver the programs and the details of the programs will be unveiled at the launch due to be held on Saturday, September 25. 

Among the several measures the chamber took  since the pandemic first hit the country in the first quarter of last year was a webinar series ‘Way Forward for SMEs’ was conducted with the participation of scholars, leading business personalities and top rankers of State and private sector organisations. 

President of SLCSMI, Prof. Rohan De Silva said, “We are always there to represent and support the SMEs in the country and that’s our prime duty.

During the first wave, we understood the need to share the knowledge and provide psychological support for the business owners to withstand the difficult times and that’s how the webinar series was born.

Our initiative was well received by the businesses and our audience was not limited to Sri Lanka alone, as we witnessed participants from around 12 countries.”