ComBank enlightens Achchuveli’s micro entrepreneurs

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By 2017-12-08

Commercial Bank's Achchuveli branch and the Bank's Development Credit Department (DCD), recently conducted a seminar in collaboration with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for 162 micro entrepreneurs in the Achchuveli area, one of the major centres of agriculture in the Jaffna Peninsula, a press release stated. The programme included discussions on technical aspects related to vegetable cultivation, post-harvest techniques and financial literacy, and was conducted in an 'open forum' fashion allowing free interaction between the presenters and participants.

The main presentation on financial literacy was made by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Northern Regional Manager, B.Sivatheepan. Presentations on challenges and remedies in the agriculture sector by retired Assistant Director of the Agriculture Department, S.Sivanesan and on the products and services offered by Commercial Bank by T.Thuvarakan, an officer of the Bank's Agriculture and Microfinance Unit were part of the programme.

Chief Guest, Commercial Bank Regional Manager North, R. Sivagnanam said he appreciated the effort taken by the Development Credit Department and Bank's Achchuveli Branch to make the event fruitful.

Participants included members of Farmers' Societies in Achchuveli, Idaikkadu, Neervely, Puttur, Achchelu and Navakiri.
These programmes are supported by the Bank's 16 Agriculture & Microfinance Units which play a key role in helping the Bank to identify specific needs of people who require assistance to develop either their agriculture activities or micro businesses and are dedicated to promote agriculture lending and micro finance.

Commercial Bank's Agriculture and Microfinance Units are located in Ratnapura, Narammala, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Kilinochchi, Bandarawela, Wellawaya, Hingurakgoda, Galewela, Achchuveli, Vavuniya, Kattankudy, Tissamaharama, Neluwa, Pottuvil and Akkaraipattu.

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