A branch of the Business Service Center network that facilitate the promotion of entrepreneurship will be set up in the Badulla district
Under this, the people of the district will be able to obtain all facilities from business registration to loan facilities, training programs and technical assistance from one place.
The first of these branch networks was previously established at the Moneragala District Secretariat.
A preliminary workshop was held recently on the establishment of the proposed Badulla Business Service Center courtesy of Chrysalis Institution affiliated with the European Union. The workshop was presided over by State Ministers Shehan Semasinghe and Thenuka Vidanagamage.
Speaking on the occasion, State Minister Shehan Semasinghe said that this will be a great support to encourage young people who are aspiring to become entrepreneurs.
He said that the services provided by several institutions can be availed from a single location and it is a special feature to be able to avail the services through the online methodology as well.
Although it takes about four weeks to register a business in the normal way, this online method allows the entrepreneur to do it from home in about two days, he said.
Badulla District Secretary Damayanthi Paranagama, Uva Chief Secretary PB Wijeratne, Chrysalis Senior Advisor Padmasiri Gunawardena, Board Member Tamara Bernard, Samurdhi Director General Bandula Thilakasiri, Additional Secretary CD Kaluarachchi were also present.