FCCISL helps renovate business premises in North
The Special Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs of the
Government of India, R. S. Ragavan was the chief guest at the launch of
a program to grant financial assistance to businessmen of the
Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts to repair damaged business
Fom left: Consultant HR
and Admin FCCISL, W.J. Soosairatnam, GA, Kilinochchi, Ms. R.
Ketheeswaran, Secretary General, FCCISL, Nalin Attygalle,
the Special Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs of
the Government of India, S. Ragavan, Consul General, HCI,
Jaffna, Mahalingam, official of HCI, Jaffna, S.D. Moorthy,
First Secretary, HCI, Colombo, Justin Mohan and Major
General Udaya Perera.
The ceremony was held at the Cooperative Conference Hall in
The first batch of 200 businessmen received the grants out of a 1,230
selected for the assistance.
Seventy million rupees will be granted among micro, small, medium and
large categories of the business community in the two districts.
Ragavan said that the Government of India will continue to support
terrorism-affected people in all parts of Sri Lanka and has committed to
build 50,000 houses and commenced laying railway lines from
Medawachchiya to Mannar and Vavuniya to KKS.
He said that the government of India will facilitate the development
work of the KKS harbour and commence shipping services from Rameswaram
He called upon the beneficiaries to use the financial assistance for
The Secretary General, FCCISL, Nalin Attygalla spoke on the
facilitation role played by the FCCISL since 2010 and detailed the
categories of beneficiaries and the financial assistance available for
President of the Kilinochchi District Chamber of Commerce, Ignatius