Sri Lanka – Youth Business Sri Lanka

Name of organisation Youth Business Sri Lanka (YBSL)

A member of YBI since: 2000
About Youth Business Sri Lanka (YBSL) is a National Organization helping Sri Lankan Youth start up their own businesses, by providing access to credit and a volunteer business mentor. Modeled on the principles of the Youth Business International (YBI), of which it is an accredited member, YBSL launched in Hambantota district as pilot programme and has been in operation for over 12 years. The YBSL, set up in 2007 to spearhead the national expansion strategy, has an established governance structure, and is backed by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce .Youth Business Sri Lanka (YBSL) with its successful programme in different districts context and learning’s had the ability to provide effective and efficient solution to address the existing gaps in one holistic model with sustainable outcomes. The model has been successfully implemented in 10 districts especially Districts emerging out of war with stable progress creating positive results. YBSL has grown into a programme that can provide a complete holistic approach to Youth Enterprise and Livelihood Development.

Being the  only youth organization focusing  on holistic youth enterprise and livelihood development, YBSL has recognized the diverse needs and interests from our learning’s and brought together various aspects to collectively offer youth the full range of products and services needed for youth to be productive workers and effective entrepreneurs.

Contact +94 11 5588884


Address YBSL Secretariat
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
50 Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka

See below a video of Fathuma Nisreen, a young woman entrepreneur supported by YBSL to start her business, Ramsi Fashion:

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