Jan 31, 2019 (LBO) – Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office says the “Thurunu Diriya” loan scheme, which was implemented to empower small and medium young entrepreneurs, successfully disbursed the 500th loan last week.
Accordingly, at the end of January 2019, a total of 515 “Thurunu Diriya” loans worth more than 217 million rupees have been disbursed for young entrepreneurs around the country.
The “Thurunu Diriya” loan scheme has disbursed loans in all 25 districts of the island and the district-wise loan disbursements are led by Rathnapura while the provincial-wise loan disbursements are led by Sabaragamuwa which records the 100th loan recipient in January.
These 515 loans amounting to 217,394,628 rupees have been distributed among entrepreneurs who are engaging in businesses fields such as Garments, Computer and Mobile phones repair, Cottage industries, Construction, Motor vehicle repair, Jewelry, Gem cutting and polishing.
The highest number of “Thurunu Diriya” loans are concentrated in the hands of the entrepreneurs in the field of Beauty Culture.
The “Thurunu Diriya” loan scheme operates under the “Enterprise Sri Lanka” program and is implemented by the Bank of Ceylon under the direct mediation and monitoring of the Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office.