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Security Force Headquarters
(Kilinochchi)

FINANCE

1. Trade and Commerce in Kilinochchi area has been disturbed for a prolong period. Most of trade committees were ill functional. However, with the dawn of peace and harmony trade has developed at a considerable pace. Development of road communication and other infrastructure facilities, financial assistance by banks and other financial agencies has brought fast moving trade in the rea.Agriculture products, Fisheries industry, minor industry and cottage industry are moving strength to strength day by day

AIM

2. Assist all available agencies to develop the Trade and Commerce in Kilinochchi area.

OBJECTIVES

3. Objectives of this project are as follows:

a)  Assist trade committees to establish proper systems in line with Southern areas.

b)  Identify disturbed areas and exchange information with relevant agencies.

c.  Educate the trading community about bank loans and assistance available by other financial agencies and Coordinate matters pertaining to those affairs.

d.  Introduce latest technologies with the help of government agencies and large scale business community in the South.

TRADE ORGANIZATIONS

4.  Trade Organizations Kilinochchi.

S/N Organization Registered members
01 Chamber of commerce and agriculture – kilinochchi 33
02 Union of profit makers – 1kilinochchi 320
03 Trade development union – kilinochchi 339

PROGRAMMES

5. Programmes Conducted.

a. Awareness programmes were conducted to introduce the Hadabima Authority of Sri Lanka and its functions, benefits to local trading community.

(1) Dates
10 Dec 2012    -  Thunukkai.
11 Dec 2012    -  Kilinochchi.
11 Dec 2012    -  Pooneryn.

(2) No of Participants.   -   121.

(3) Benefits.

(a) Decent price for their harvest.
(b) Distribute farming equipment.
(c) Distribute better quality seeds.
(d) Educate on new technology, best practices and different crops for different seasons.

(4) Awareness Programme at Pooneryn.


(5) Awareness Programme at Thunukkai.



(6) Awareness Programme at Kilinochchi.



b. Awareness Programmes Conducted by the Banks.

(1)Following awareness programmes were coordinated.

S/N Bank Date No of participants Venue
1 Commercial bank 10 Jan 2013 157 571 Brigade
2 Rural development bank 15 Jan 2013 82 662 Brigade
3 National savings bank 24 Jan 2013 60 574 Brigade
4 Bank of Ceylon 29 Jan 2013 55 661 Brigade
5 Commercial bank 19 Feb 2013 45 571 Brigade

(2) Awareness Programme by Commercial Bank.



(3) Awareness Programme by Rural Development Bank.



(4) Awareness Programme by National Savings  Bank.



(5) Awareness Programme by Bank of Ceylon.



(6) Kilinochchi Trade, Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition.

a. Kilinochchi Trade, Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition scheduled to be held from 12 – 14 July 2013 at Kilinochchi MahaVidyalaya with 140 stalls.

b. Logo of the Trade Fair.

c. Sectors

(1) Agriculture – 25
(2) Fisheries – 04
(3) Animal – 02
(4) Machinery & technology – 20
(5) Education &IT – 20
(6) BDS and financial – 12
(7) Food and beverages – 05
(8) Automobile – 03
(9) Construction – 10
(10) Consumer products – 34
(11) Government – 05

7. Awareness Programmes Scheduled.

S/N Bank Date Venue
1 Bank of Ceylon 07 May 2013 573 Brigade
2 Rural Development Bank 09 May 2013 652 Brigade
3 Seylan bank 14 May 2013 Shanthipuram16(v)
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4 National Savings Bank 16 May 2013 572 Brigade
5 Sampath Bank 22 May2013 653 Brigade
663 Brigade

8. Financial Assistance of GOI for Repairs for the Damaged Business Premises in Kilinochchi.

Scale of business Karachchi Kandawalai Poonagari Pallai Total Amount suggested amount per head in the proposal in Rupees Total amount payable in Rupees
Micro 232 28 71 45 376 25 000 9 400 000
Small 183 33 17 08 241 50 000 12 050 000
Medium 52 00 04 00 56 100 000 5 600 000
Large 44 00 01 00 45 200 000 9 000 000
Total 718 36 050 000

CONCLUSION

9. Trade and commerce in Kilinochchi has attained a reasonable pace. Concentration by government trading and development agencies and attraction to Kilinochchi for new ventures by private sector investors in future would certainly enhance the trading potential of Kilinochchi.