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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.

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. Using the globally accepted “CEFE” (Competency-based Economies through Formation of Enterprise) training methodology, 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

Financial Assistance

We provide credit facilities to expand existing businesses and business start-ups at a concessionary interest rate

Sampath Saviya” Loan Scheme

Eligible Borrowers

With enrollment for our MSME development programme you are eligible to apply for a loan under this scheme

Eligible Purposes

  • Investment loans to meet the cost of capital expenditure of the selected projects
  • Working capital loans to finance permanent working capital requirement of the projects

Repayment Period

  • Investment Loans – Maximum of 03 to 05 years with 06 month’s grace
  • Working Capital Loans – Maximum of 01 to 02 years

Interest Rate

A special rate (one digit) is considered to support up-coming MSMEs at their initial stages and any further credit facilities will be at market rates.


Nuwan Pathirana
Manager - CSR & Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability Unit
Sampath Bank PLC
No. 110, Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02
Tel: 011 4 730522
E-mail: nuwanpathirana@sampath.lk

For more information please visit your nearest branch.