A new dawn for Kilinochchi
Kilinochchi District Enterprises Forum, established in February 2012
is an initiative of the Kilinochchi District Chamber.
Development taking place in the Northern Province
The Forum was established with the blessings of District Secretary,
Kilinochchi and the assistance of Federation of Chambers of Commerce and
Industry of Sri Lanka ; FCCISL- ILO Local Empowerment through Economic
Development Project (LEED). Inauguration session was chaired by Mrs. R.
Ketheeswaran, District Secretary - Kilinochchi and facilitated by
Krishantha Wiesenthige, Head Membership, Projects and Services of FCCISL.
The First meeting of the District Enterprises Forum, Kilinochchi held
on May 22, at the Conference Hall in Government Agents Office,
Kilinochchi. Mrs. R. Ketheeswaran , District Secretary , Kilinochchi
chaired the meeting and there were about 25 representatives from
Government Agents Office ,Kilinochchi District Chamber, Kilinochchi
Traders Association, Senior Officials of Sri Lanka Army and other
partner organizations. The main business issues taken at the district
enterprise forum are ownership issue on business premises along the A9
road and insisted all traders to have business registration which gives
legality for their business. The forum finally drowns up in a successful
manner. Kilinochchi District Chamber anticipates organizing the forum
continuously with the support of Government Agent of Kilinochchi
district and active participation of other partners of district
One of the constraints that have affected the development of regional
private sector is absence of an effective mechanism to have an strong
dialogue between the public sector and the private sector which is very
important in addressing the policy and regulatory issues at local level.
By analyzing the impotence and the impact on developing local
enterprises, Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka
(FCCISL) initiated the District Enterprises Forum in 18 districts of Sri
Lanka, under the leadership of the District Secretary/Government Agent
in order to facilitate and promote the development of Micro, Small and
Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for regional economic development.
The District Enterprises Forum comprises of central and local
government authorities, the district chamber and the business community
organizations and INGOs/NGOs. Central government representation is drawn
through District Secretary who is the chairperson of the forum. The
chamber is representing the private sector and serving as the
secretariat where chamber president is acting as the secretary of the