The Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Trincomalee District (CCITD) was established in November 2002 with the support of Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka and registered as a Guarantee Limited.
We are celebrating success of 10thAnniversary in 2012. There are 350 active members from various sectors. Chamber maintains close links with the government and private institutions, training providers and multilateral aid agencies. We are doing business related activities to Entrepreneurs regarding Marketing Linkages, Credit facilities, Trade Fair, Local Tour, Foreign Tour etc. We have established Women wings to support and develop Women Entrepreneurs.
Chamber activities are carrying out in 11 DS Divisions especially with young Entrepreneurs with the assistance of European Union and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. We provide loans (Micro credit) to Entrepreneurs through our Youth Business Sri Lanka programme. We have initiated Enterprises Development Fund with the support of Asia Foundation implemented through HNB.
We have established District Enterprises Forum (DEF) chaired by GA and a District Financial Working Group Forum (DFWGF) chaired by the Secretary, of Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Production and Development, Rural Industries Development and Fisheries, Eastern province. Chamber has provided tractors to the farmer organizations in 11 Divisions through UNIDO.Thus we have good linkage with Farmer organization, Association and Agriculture Organization. We are interested on promoting SMEs and provide business development and related trainings.
We understand that there are opportunities in the banking and financial institutions to provide trainings and develop SMEs. A pool of Trainers and Consultants unit is functioning in chamber. We are willing to organize a trainings and promotional programme together with Bank and Financial Institutions through this unit.