The Avurudu Pola 2016 organized by the ‘Gami Pubuduwa’ micro finance programme of Hatton National Bank (HNB) is currently being held across Sri Lanka from 5th – 11th of April, in the period leading up to the Sinhala and Hindu New Year, creating new sales and market opportunities for micro entrepreneurs. The Avurudu Pola trade fairs are scheduled to be held from 5th – 11th of April in the cities of Kandy, Kalmunai, Kilinochchi, Embilipitiya, Dambulla, Kiribathgoda, Gampaha, Matara and Panadura. Over fifty stalls will be set up at each trade fair, dedicated to a wide range of products. There will also be stalls which carry information on financial products & services.

“Through these trade fairs we create linkages between rural traders and the urban market, exposing their innovative and authentic products to a customer segment with disposable income,” Assistant General Manager – SME – HNB, Jude Fernando said.