Self employment programme for rehabilitated persons
Sri Lankan Government has decided to implement a
self employment programme which had been proposed in the year 2012.
The proposal covers self employment loan
facilities scheme to those who were once involved in terrorist
activities and who subsequently underwent rehabilitation.
Soft loans are being provided to beneficiaries so
that they can lead their lives in a dignified manner. Approximately,
2,500 persons have benefitted. The number of applications received
in anticipation of obtaining loans in the future exceeds 5750.
The amount of loans provided by the State Banks
under this scheme upto 31st December 2014 exceeds Rs. 302 Million.
The Cabinet approval was granted to a proposal
made by the Minister of Rehabilitation and Hindu Religious Affairs
D.M.Swaminathan to implement the 2nd stage of this scheme with
necessary revisions and to implement the provision of loans through
Bank of Ceylon, the People's Bank, Lankaputra Bank, and the Savings
Bank of Sri Lanka. Originally the programme was implemented through
the Bank of Ceylon.
Courtesy : Department of Government