Chandula Abeywickrema

Chandula Abeywickrema

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Chandula Abeywickrema is the  Founder and Chairman of the Lanka Impact Investing Network (Private) Ltd (LIIN) which Sri Lanka's first ever impact investment fund. LIIN focuses on investing in existing and and emerging social enterprises and 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 inAsia as an expert in financial inclusion.  Chandula spear headed the retail and development banking strategy as the deputy general manger 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 consecutively years until 2013 when he retired from the bank after 25 years of service . He has also  served as the Managing Director /CEO of CCC SOLUTIONS , the project management arm of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce from 2014 to 2015 and as  the Consultant Strategy and Marketing for National Savings Bank (NSB) from 2016 to 2017. Chandula is  the current  Chairman of the Banking With the poor Network (BWTP) , Asia’s Largest Micro Finance Network and was also appointed recently by the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) as the Advisor on Financial Inclusion to ABA. He  serves on a  the number of boards of  both  local and international financial institutions . He is also the Chairman of CSR SRI LANKA the national Apex body  for corporate social responsibility representing the largest  number of private sector corporates.

Since : 2017 October 04   /   09 Projects Invested

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Contributed Projects (09)

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Ecofeel Foods

Ecofeel Foods

Ravinath Samaraweera is a young social entrepreneur from Kandy. His business is dehydrating vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices using machines to extend its life. In addition to profit generation,...

Rs. 1,500,000 Invested  /  100% Completed  /  534 Days left

2%

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Akalanka Products

Akalanka Products

Lalith Manjula Silva is a social entrepreneur from Panadura. Initially he started his products as a solution for food wastage.  As his daily work routine, when he traveled around...

Rs. 300,000 Invested  /  10% Completed  /  229 Days left

8%

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Mihikasun Nirmana

Mihikasun Nirmana

Sunethra Manika is from Dambadaniya. She produces baskets from coconut leaves. She finds raw materials from her area. Sunethra presently sells her baskets to some of the retailers in...

Rs. 100,000 Invested  /  40% Completed  /  282 Days left

10%

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Aloe Vera Village

Aloe Vera Village

Susantha Kumara is an Aloe Vera farmer from Tissamaharama. He plans to build an Aloe Vera Village. Currently, he supplies his harvest to companies which make various aloe vera...

Rs. 500,000 Invested  /  50% Completed  /  0 Day left

20%

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Thuru Viyana

Thuru Viyana

Increasing deforestation is a major global issue, causing climate change, increased greenhouse gasses,  soil erosion and much more. To tackle this problem Mr. Jayantha from Athurugiriya started a project...

Rs. 200,000 Invested  /  80% Completed  /  105 Days left