Trilingual guide for SMEs launched
SMEs, the key driver of Sri Lanka?s industry sector and set to drive
country's future manufacturing growth, have received a new boost. "The
majority of the enterprises in Sri Lanka are small and medium scale
enterprises and their contribution to the development of national
economy is significant. Our aim is to support small and medium scale
entrepreneurs," said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.
Minister Bathiudeen expressed these views to the officials of his
Ministry having launched Sri Lanka's first trilingual Small & Medium
Enterprise Guide Book 2012 published by the National Enterprise
Development Authority (NEDA) under his Ministry on January 19 at the
Ministry of Industry and Commerce auditorium, Colombo.
"National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) published Small &
Medium Enterprise Guide Book (SME Guide Book 2012) to fulfil
Entrepreneurs requirement. This Book is also the operational manual for
SME to sources of information in financing, technical assistance,
Commercial bank extended loan schemes and other relevant attributes. I
am glad to note that NEDA has taken steps to publish the small and
medium entrepreneurs Guide Book 2011 in all three languages, Sinhala,
Tamil and English.
The 2009 edition was published only in Sinhala and English, Minister
Bathiudeen said. "I am pleased to extend our support to the national SME
strategy under the development vision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa,"
Minister Bathiudeen said.