Entrepreneur Day 2010 from Sept 18-19
Though Sri Lanka received Independence on February 4, 1948, several foreign countries and financial institutions imposed conditions on us since we are not financially independent, said Small and Medium Enterprise Development Support Unit Chief Coordinator and Senior Lecturer of Sri Jayewardenepura University Shaman Udayanga.
He was addressing the media on the 'Entrepreneur Day 2010' program. Udayanga said the country has to achieve certain economic power to mitigate international involvements. As a result of this situation the World Bank decides whether farmers have to be given the fertiliser subsidy.
Moreover several countries tried to get involved in the humanitarian missions to eradicate LTTE terrorism. They tried to advise us whether the humanitarian mission was to be completed or aborted, and tried to dictate to us how to do so.
As an independent country Sri Lanka has to reach a better grading economically. To reach this economic standard, more enterprises and business entities have to be formed. The 'Entrepreneur Day 2010' trade and educational exhibition will be held from September 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at the Sri Jayewardenepura University to assist budding entrepreneurs to reach national and international levels, the Chief Coordinator said.
The event to be held under the theme 'No dream is impossible to achieve' will project Sri Lanka's pride and glory to the world.
Entrepreneur Day 2010 is organised by the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Support Unit (SMEDSU) of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) in collaboration with the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises (COSME) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
The SMEDSU of Sri Jayewardenepura University which is a prestigious and nationally recognised university with an impressive academic record of over 50 years has been assisting small and medium entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles in the entrepreneurial sector to reach national and international levels. 'Entrepreneur Day 2010' will target and create awareness, stimulate interest, entertain questions, provide answers and options on the multi-facets of entrepreneurship to inculcate a positive entrepreneurship culture among students, budding entrepreneurs, veterans in the field, government, private sector institutions and the public in the country, a Senior Lecturer Rukmal Weerasinghe said.
Therefore, 'Entrepreneur Day 2010' will be an ideal opportunity for the government and private sector to reach national and international levels while showcasing their products and services to the world. In addition 'Entrepreneur Day 2010' will be a unique opportunity especially for small and medium entrepreneurs, the Lecturer said.