• Sri Lanka currently has approximately 230,000 employers or business owners, which is about 2.8% of the total working population.
  • While 75% of all Sri Lankan enterprises are categorized as SMEs according to Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the country legs behind other Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam in entrepreneurship.
  • In Vietnam, 19.6% of the working population are business owners or employers, while in Thailand, this number is even higher, at 27.5%.
  • Countries with high populations such as Bangladesh and China report 11.6% and 7.5% respectively, which points to a large number of entrepreneurs.
  • In countries with populations that equal to Sri Lanka, the rate remains at a steady 10%.
  • By these standards, Sri Lanka is far behind and needs to increase its entrepreneurship rates to compete in the global economy and to reach the country's expected growth rate.
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  • The V2025 Enterprise Sri Lanka project hopes to inspire, assist and create a minimum of 100,000 new entrepreneurs as well as to uplift existing entrepreneurs.
  • An initiative to create a system of entrepreneurship (and self-employment through entrepreneurship) that will help push Sri Lanka to become an export trade-based economy.
  • Develop skills of existing entrepreneurs and motivate potential entrepreneurs. V2025 Enterprise Sri Lanka initiative will be a catalyst for change in Sri Lanka, and foster entrepreneurship and self - reliance, in an era where the public increasingly demands all solutions from the government.
  • Make this as a platform for an entrepreneurial revolution that start from the village and links Sri Lanka to global value chains through increased business opportunities for all.
  • Encourage and contribute to increased participation by women entrepreneurs in SL. Bring their self - employment endeavors to the forefront of the entrepreneurship drive and encourage their initiatives with skills and resources.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship in students and the differently abled segments, Inspire every segment of the society to contribute to the economy through their innovations and inventions.
  • Create a modern mentality of innovation at the grass-roots level, by starting in the village. Thereby improving the village economy by connecting it to the global economy.
  • The initiative is aimed at positive impact key economic and social growth indicators of the Sri Lanka such as per capita income, foreign direct investment and exports.
  • In addition, the project focuses on helping to increase the income of women and differently abled segment of the society.