Youth Business Program:

The Hambantota Youth Business Program (HYBP) is a proud achievement of the HDCC. The original focus was to address the problem of youth unemployment by assisting young people to consider entrepreneurship as another avenue to employment. Commencing in 1997, the program was modelled on the Prince's Youth Business Trust (PYBT) in the U.K. Today the service continues to have a strong focus of empowering disadvantaged youth by offering start-up loans at subsidised interest rates and providing business support through mentorship and training to enable a successful start to new businesses.
HDCC is honoured that it’s successful HYBP model was launched nationally in 2006 across Sri Lanka by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The Youth Business Program aims to:

  • Reduce unemployment among youth
  • Alleviate poverty through income generation
  • Reduce youth unrest and lower conflict rates
  • Develop an entrepreneurial culture among young people.
  • Recycle the experience and energy of business people into their local communities.

Contact information:

Mr. J.H.M.A.J. Bandara



Email: [email protected]
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