Federation of Chambers of
Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka

Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry sets first ever branch office

Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of Federation of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) recently opened its first ever Branch Office and Business School in Embilipitiya recording a landmark achievement of its services over 14 years to the business community in the Sabaragamuwa Province.

With the expansion of the services, the Sabaragamuwa Chamber is now able to serve the business community particularly, the small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs operating in Embilipitiya, Godakawela, Pallebedda and Kollonna periphery areas, covering the marginal and hinterland of the district. The micro, small and medium entrepreneurs now have an opportunity to access Chamber services such as business counseling, business advocacy, entrepreneur development, trade information, technical assistance on preparation of project report and training & skill development on entrepreneurship closed to their doorstep through newly established branch office of the chamber.

The new branch office is supported and strengthens by the network of powerful entrepreneurs numbering 220 attached to the Sabaragamuwa Chamber. The members of the newly established Embilipitiya branch office have an opportunity to network with the powerful business community in the Ratnapura District for mutual benefit. The members of the Embilipitiya branch will also be benefited from participation of domestic and international trade exhibitions, domestic and foreign business familiarization tours and networking with the national level business community through the Sabaragamuwa chamber and FCCISL as well.

Furthermore the business school affiliated to the branch office in Embilipitiya provides technical assistance for entrepreneurship development, skill and vocational development of the SMEs sector. The professional knowledge on management, marketing, business English and Tamil language, basic and diploma level computer programmes, training course on beauty culture and associated self employment skill development training programmes will be conducted at the business school by experienced and trained professionals for the benefit of business community in the area. The business school is a fulfillment of long felt need of the rural area of Embilipitiya. The Chamber expansion project was an initiative of President of Sabaragamuwa Chamber,Mr. Darshaka Rupasinghe.

Further information of the services offered by the Embilipitiya branch office could be obtained by contacting secretariat of Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 045 222 3662 or Officer in charge in Embilipitiya Branch Office on 047 22 30 366.

In photograph: Mr. Dushmantha Jayasinghe, Operations Officer, International Finance corporation (IFC), World Bank Group Lighting the oil lamp. Mr. Udayanath Perera, Owner & SCCI Member, Embilipitiya Stores, Embilipitiya and Mr. Dharshaka Rupasinghe, President, Sabaragamuwa Chamber, Ratnapura Looks on it.