DFCC Bank Strengthens SME Partnerships with the launch of ‘Viyapaara Sahaya’
November 20, 2019
DFCC Bank, the bank for everyone launched the very first DFCC ‘Viyapaara Sahaya’ SME program at Grand Monarch, Thalawathugoda recently. Over fifty entrepreneurs from Kottawa, Piliyandala, Maharagama & Gangodawila areas were present at the inaugural interactive workshop. This initiative stands as a testament to DFCC’s steadfast commitment to SMEs and entrepreneurs, which will drive Sri Lanka to be a world ready and innovative society.
SME sector is considered as the backbone of the Sri Lankan economy as the sector contributes 52% of GDP and comprises of 75% of total number of enterprises in the country.
The session was conducted by Mr Chaaminda Kumarasiri, a veteran trainer and a business consultant. The workshop covered areas such as Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Risk Management, Corporate Culture, Corporate Governance, Business Objectives and Strategies. Those in attendance were provided with valuable insights across a broad spectrum of local and global industries.
As the DFCC ‘Viyapaara Sahaya’ program accelerates into future continuity, it is expected to be a benchmark program that will serve the much-needed developing group of Sri Lankan entrepreneurs. The program will complement the financial support provided by DFCC to uplift and grow their businesses.
DFCC Bank is renowned for being a Bank which strives to provide significant financial support for businesses in SME sector. The DFCC ‘Viyapaara Sahaya’ program is a reflection of the Bank’s commitment to support Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs and goes hand in hand with the DFCC’s efforts of this nature.
DFCC Bank PLC is a fully-fledged commercial bank offering the full range of commercial and development banking services. The Bank was also ranked amongst Business Today’s Top 30 businesses in Sri Lanka and was placed in the 25th position in Brand Finance Top 100 Most Valuable Brands, 2019. DFCC Bank is rated AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited.
Business Trainer Mr Chaaminda Kumarasiri in a discussion with participants
Mr Pradeep Alwis, Regional Manager, DFCC Bank addressing the gathering