SLCSMI 'Industrial Excellence Award' in November
The Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (SLCSMI), the
pioneer Chamber for Small and Medium Industry in the country celebrates
its 48th anniversary with the "Industrial Excellence Award 2011" for the
sixth consecutive year. The grand presentation ceremony will be held on
November 22 at "Waters Edge".
The 2010 Award Ceremony- Platinum Award Winner.
A special feature of this ceremony is the emphasis on the Small
Enterprises in the eight Provinces of the country with the Regional
Development Bank being the Principal Sponsor with 255 branches in the
eight provinces including the northern and eastern regions. The
respective Banks will be inviting their clients to participate at this
event and President of the Chamber, Aloy Jayawardane, anticipates over
500 applicants from the eight provinces competing for the eight
Regional Development Bank (RDB) Chairperson Janaki Kuruppu said plans
are underway to open 10 more branches in the provinces by next year.
The Bank will take measures to inculcate the savings habit among
rural people, providing good return for deposits and savings,
encouraging schoolchildren and minors to save money and above all to
empower the poor by encouraging them to start income generating
activities for their development.
The Chamber will provide resource persons from its membership to
deliver lectures in all three languages to improve the activities of
both the saving habit and business activities. "Arrangements for these
seminars will be made by the Bank in the eight provinces," Chamber
President Jayawardane said.
The Selection Committee for the "IEA 2011" will be chaired by
Professor Kapila Jayasinghe of the Moratuwa University and others will
be representatives from the Board of Investment (BOI), Export
Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Industry and Commerce, National
Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA), a representative of the
Regional Development Bank (RDB) with a representative of the Chamber.
The main Award for this event is the "Platinum" which carries an
Elegant Trophy and a Cash Prize of Rs 50,000. This competition also
carries Gold, Silver and 7 bronze Awards.
The chief guest on this occasion will be Australian High Commissioner
in Sri Lanka Kathy Klugman.