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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Lineja Enterprises

Lineja Enterprises

Lineja Enterprises entered the market with an innovative product to tackle the issue of water wastage. Lineja’s founder Thanuja Samarawickrema was able to invent a portable car wash machine...

Rs. 2,500,000 Invested  /  100% Completed  /  0 Day left

6%

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Natures Paper

Natures Paper

Water hyacinth, also known as “Japan Jabara” is a troubling plant and the government spends a large sum of money on removing them, along with banana trees after the...

Rs. 300,000 Invested  /  30% Completed  /  0 Day left

10%

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Ceylon Herbals

Ceylon Herbals

Ceylon Herbals is a social enterprise based in Kegalle producing a range of natural tea blends, spices and other cinnamon related products. Founded by Uditha Samarasinghe, Ceylon Herbals sources...

Rs. 150,000 Invested  /  50% Completed  /  0 Day left

8%

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Sena Eco

Sena Eco

Sena Eco is founded by M.M. Edirisooriya one of the few player in the market focusing on organic footwear products. Sena Eco produces and sells slippers made from reed...

Rs. 499,998 Invested  /  50% Completed  /  0 Day left