- To be held from Sept. 7 to 10 in Jaffna Fort
- To feature 7 zones providing info and guidance
The third Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition, which aims to promote enterprise culture in Sri Lanka and takes the government development activities to the doorstep of the people, will be held from September 7 to 10 at the Jaffna Fort.
The goal of this exhibition is to attract members of the new generation to various enterprises that are native to the Northern Province and thereby further strengthen
This exhibition expects to develop industries, that are native to Jaffna district by giving priority to agriculture, fisheries and tourism sectors, and facilitate loans in order to develop such industries.
The exhibition comprises of seven zones that target prospective young entrepreneurs in the North. The zones are: Enterprises Zone, Government and Private Sector Zone, Education Zone, Green Zone, Innovation Zone, Commercial Zone and Media Zone.
The Enterprise Zone will provide prospective entrepreneurs services ranging from providing guidance to make business ideas a reality and become eligible to obtain loans under concessionary rates to start business ventures.
Enterprise Sri Lanka Secretariat officials and State-run commercial bank officials who are assigned to handle the process of granting loans under Enterprise Sri Lanka will be available to provide the required services.
On-the-spot facilities of the banks are available at the exhibition venue for prospective entrepreneurs to get registered to obtain loans.
The Government and Private Sector Zone will educate visitors especially about government and private sector institutions and their functions.
Visitors can obtain information about the government’s development activities, functions of each ministry and the services they provide to the people at this exhibition venue.
The Education Zone has been designated for school children and other students who are pursuing higher education. Various types of books, which are relevant to school text books, could be bought at special discounts at this exhibition. Counseling services for those seeking higher education could also be obtained at this zone.
Visitors to the exhibition will also be given an opportunity to buy various commodities at reasonable prices. Especially garments and other type of apparel manufactured by factories coming under the Board of Investment (BOI) could be bought at duty free prices.
The Media Zone will provide an opportunity to meet the representatives of their favorite electronic media houses. At the same time, school children will be able to witness how various programmes are telecast including live broadcasting and programme production as well as news room function.
In addition, different State institutions will conduct their mobile services in the exhibition premises during the four days of the exhibition.
At the same time, visitors to the exhibition can obtain free clinical health services which are jointly organized by the Health Ministry and the Provincial Health Services Department. Among them are free laboratory and clinical services.
Further, various programmes on cultivation activities and crop management in the Jaffna district as well as awareness programmes on coconut and cashew cultivation will also be conducted at the venue.
Also, legal aid will be provided to those seeking such assistance.
Several vocational training programmes will also be conducted.
A foreign ministry consular service will be set up at the exhibition premises. Foreign job seekers and students going overseas for higher education will be able to get their required certificates and other documents attested at this consular office.
Simultaneously, guidance and necessary facilities will be provided for small business ventures under the National Policies Ministry coming under the purview of the Prime Minister.
The four-day exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight.