Everyone in the world is at home now, either by choice or not. This might not seem like a great time to become a business owner, but if you’re unemployed, or had to close your business, temporarily or permanently, was looking for a job and now it has become impossible to find one, take advantage of this downtime.

All you need is the know-how to identify new markets, identify your skills, assess them and commit to a plan.

Join us for this online-exclusive session featuring thought-provoking and actionable content to help businesses grow and succeed.
If you are a future or even current business owner navigating the new COVID-19 landscape, this is your time.
So put on your finest slippers and sweatpants and join us. Yes, pets are always welcome!

Saturday, 13th June, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Virtual Seminar

Register Now

THINGS YOU WILL LEARN

The future of home businesses in Sri Lanka

The challenges faced

Innovative marketing strategies

Staying resilient post COVID-19

Our speaker

We welcome you to join us in this live, interactive event conducted by the exceptional Chandula Abeywickrema who will provide insights for anyone who wants to innovate and disrupt the world of business – to grow faster, stronger and soar globally for a better tomorrow.

Chandula Abeywickrema

Co-Founder of ATH PAVURA – Sri Lanka’s first ever TV reality show for Social Entrepreneurs and Impact investors in Sri Lanka in addition to Founder and Chairman of Lanka Impact Investing Network (Private) Ltd (LIIN) which is Sri Lanka’s first ever impact investment fund.

Chandula is both an accomplished banker with sharp instincts and a strong business sense in retail and development banking with a proven track record of over 30 years.

In his position at LIIN, Chandula focuses on investing in existing and emerging social enterprises whilst promoting entrepreneurship across the country. An accomplished and much respected senior commercial banker with lead expertise and experience in retail and development banking with proven track record of over 30 years, Chandula is also recognized in Asia as an expert in financial inclusion. He has spear headed the retail and development banking strategy as the deputy general manager of Hatton National Bank (HNB) and the strategic direction of HNB’s SME portfolio and Microfinance portfolio came under his direct accountability. Under his leadership, the bank was awarded the “Best Retail Bank” award from Asian Money for 7 consecutive years until 2013 when he retired from the bank after 25 years of service.

Considered an expert in the area of financial inclusion Chandula is the current Chairman of the Banking with The Poor Network (BWTP), Asia’s Largest Micro Finance Network and serves on a number of boards in both local and international financial institutions.

“Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” 

– Pablo Picasso

Our Partners