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How Kumbuk helps your startup to come to life and grow

Recent studies show that nearly 80% of new startups start with personal funds and the others usually rely on a loan from the bank or family and friends. It is therefore essential that these funds are used in the best possible way. When it comes to spending for IT product development or business processes that…

Renaissance Sri Lanka, MONLAR and Greenfem, launch a live webinar series on building a Sri Lankan model of organic farming

Renaissance Sri Lanka, MONLAR and Greenfem are launching a live webinar series on agroecology. Hosted via Renaissance Sri Lanka’s “Kumbuk” online networking platform, the series will run every Saturday, from 8 October to 30 October, from 6.00pm to 7.30pm IST (GMT+5:30). It will highlight the importance of organic farming with the aim of contributing to a people-friendly true green revolution in Sri Lanka. 

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Why dutch tech companies find Sri Lanka attractive for software offshoring

We are publishing here an information piece written by Gapstars, a dutch offshore company that has chosen Sri Lanka as its offshore destination (, with Gapstar’s permission. This article, although written a few years back, gives great insight into why Sri Lanka is an attractive destination to offshore IT for dutch tech companies.

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ක්ෂුද්‍ර මූල්‍ය ණය අර්බුදය විසදීමට සධාර්මික වෙළඳ ක්‍රියාකාරීත්වයක අදාලත්වය

නොබෙල් ත්‍යාගලාභී මොහොමඩ් යුනුස්ගේ සංකල්පයකට අනුව නිර්මාණය වූ ක්ෂුදු මූල්‍ය ණය ක්‍රියාවලිය එහි ආරම්භක අරමුණින් මේවන විට බොහෝ සේ අපගමනය වී ඇත්තේ මිලියන 2.8ක් ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයින් මේ වන විට ක්ෂුද්‍ර මූල්‍ය ණය උගුලේ හිරවී සිටින බැවිනි. ක්ෂුද්‍ර මුල්‍ය ණය ව්‍යසනයට එරෙහි ජාතික සමුළුව විසින් මෙම ගැටලුව සෘජු ලෙසම ආමන්ත්‍රනය කර ඇති බව පෙනී යයි. ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය නංවාලීම, කුඩා නිෂ්පාදකයින්…

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How Fair Trade may be a Solution to the Microcredit Problem in Sri Lanka

The microfinance concept of Nobel laureate Mohammed Yunus has vastly deviated now from its original aims, as 2.8 million Sri Lankans are caught in the microcredit trap. The Sri Lankan National Conference Against the Microcredit Disaster seems to address the problem directly. The recommendations imagine a robust alternative model via fair trade that includes uplifting…