Regional Office - Killinochchi

The growth of Sri Lankan toy industry is less than 20 years old and its brief history is a tale of two types of toys, wooden and soft, both manufactured almost exclusively for export. Toys are a small portion of total Sri Lankan exports, and export values have not grown much in recent years. Facilitating the development of this industry, especially in North will be a good step forward with regards to the income generation & employment creation.

On the recommendation of Nallur Divisional Secretary, targeting Nallur Festival and local market, two days training programme on soft toys making was successfully conducted for selected women entrepreneurs who are presently engaging with tailoring in Nallur Division on 28 & 29 January 2020.

12 Nos of financial literacy programmes were organized by Regional office – Kilinochchi, Central Bank of Sri Lanka during the 1st quarter of 2020 and 608 general public and government official within Northern Province are benefited.

With the contribution of a group of intellectuals from Northern Province, Regional Office-Kilinochchi of Central Bank of Sri Lanka initiated and tabled the "Economic Development Framework for a Northern Province Master Plan" reflecting the current socio-economic challenges in Northern Province with possible remedies as well as recommendations, on 08 February 2019 (Friday) at the Auditorium of the Public Library of Jaffna.

Regional Office - Kilinochchi of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka  had a discussion with the committee members of the Jaffna Chamber of Commerce on "COVID - 19 Relief Measures" introduced by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 29 July 2020 at the Auditorium of Jaffna Chamber of Commerce with the participation of representatives from leading Licensed Commercial Banks in Jaffna.

The study commissioned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka urges a fresh approach to address post-war socio-economic challenges in the North by building on its existing regional capacity and resources, launched by Hon. Finance Minister. Mangala Samaraweera with the presence of Hon. Parliamentarians, UN representatives, members of donor agencies, the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Secretary to Treasury and other senior officials on 22 February 2019 at Ministry of Finance.

This offers a forward-looking blueprint to realise the potential of the North and contribute to the national economy as well as draws attention to the legacies of war on society and economy that underscore the imperative for a unique policy approach.

Download the Report "Economic Development Framework - Northern Province" from here