15 Dec - Sri Lanka targets 25,000 women for Covid supply chain,amid constraints.
State Minister for Finance Shehan Semasinghe said,Sri Lanka wants to help 25,000 women entrepreneurs get into distribution channels amid a Covid-19 pandemic while concerns were raised on regulatory and know-how barriers.
The forum was organized by the European Union and Chrysalis, a Sri Lankan organization focused on empowering Women and Youth to contribute to the country’s growth.
According to the organization micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) contribute to 53 per cent of the country’s output and about 24 per cent of such entities
are owned or led by women.
Minister Semasinghe said the finance ministry has allocated 73 billion rupees to activities that will benefit MSMEs.