As a national bank we believe that Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) are the growing force of the economy. We thus remain committed towards long-term socio-economic development through our involvement in local businesses & organizations and reinvesting in empowerment of community in every aspect. “Sampath Saviya” is the Specialized Entrepreneurship Development Programme that we offer financial and non-financial services to local entrepreneurs with the motive of nurturing healthy communities, strengthening employment and sustainable development of Sri Lanka.

“Sampath Saviya” Vision

Enhancing and empowering the capacities of MSMEs for sustainable development of Sri Lanka.

“Sampath Saviya” Mission

Promotion and development of entrepreneurship through enhancing and empowering MSMEs to access to formal banking system, credit plus services that bring entrepreneurs to develop businesses by generating innumerable benefits to the economy and society.

Our Programme

We dedicated to offer you a pool of financial and non-financial services through “Sampath Saviya”. Since its inception, “Sampath Saviya” has delivered on its promise, by uplifting the lives of hundreds of families across the island. Moreover, stakeholders now perceive “Sampath Saviya” as one of the most relevant, reliable and socially responsive entrepreneur development models currently available in the market. The MSME workshops conducted under “Sampath Saviya” aim to inculcate key entrepreneurial competency and much needed financial discipline. The programme scope covers key aspects such as business planning tools, basic financial planning & record keeping, eco-friendly business practices and good labour management practices.

Business Development Services (Credit Plus Services)

We deliver versatile learning and development solutions on entrepreneurship with providing hands on experience. We turn you to gain new skills and advance your livelihood through our islandwide workshop series. We provide training and guidance on following:

  • Financial Record Keeping 
  • Business Management  
  • Preparation of Business Proposal 
  • Competency and Skills Development 
  • Direction for Technical Training 
  • Inculcate Financial Discipline 
  • Business Counseling

Sampath Saviya Helpline

Sampath Bank launched a helpline for its Business Startup Advisory Service under its flagship entrepreneurship development programme, ‘Sampath Saviya.’ This endeavour builds on the Bank’s longstanding efforts to support the nation’s entrepreneurs and nurture a culture of entrepreneurship around the island. Sampath Bank is geared to offer guidance on the business registration process, information to connect with the institutions which assist business startups, build business relationships with the Bank and learning programmes on business development.

Contact Us

Nuwan Pathirana 

Head of Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability Department 

Sampath Bank PLC

No. 110, Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02.

Tel: 011 4 730 522


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