This was revealed by the weekly progress report on implementing the Thurunu Diriya loan scheme, which was released by Bank of Ceylon recently. Meanwhile, the provincial-wise loan disbursements lead by Western province by disbursing loans for 13 young entrepreneurs of this province. This report also reveals that, there is a 40% progress of growth compared to the previous week in provincial-wise progress of implementing “Thurunu Diriya” loan scheme.
The interest among young entrepreneurs from all corners of Sri Lanka towards “Enterprise Sri Lanka- Thurunu Diriya” program is increasing day by day. The commitment of the stakeholders towards the success of this program should be highly appreciated and the commendable progress of this program proves their high commitment.
The Bank of Ceylon in collaboration with the Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Central Programme Management Unit (CPMU) of the Ministry of National Policies & Economic Affairs implemented the “Thurunu Diriya” loan scheme with the objective of empowering young entrepreneurs in the country. It provides loans without a guarantor and collateral or with lenient guarantor conditions for small scale young entrepreneurs under 35 years of age, who possess a degree or a recognized vocational certificate and were being in the business for not less than 3 years.