Sri Lanka

SME (manufacturing sector) financing schemes


Ministry of Industry & Commerce (MoIC)
Name of scheme: E-Friend II

Applicant's Eligibility: Projects in: Pollution Reduction, Pipe Treatment, RECP, Energy Savings, Health % Safety, M&V

Special Eligibility Criteria: asset value (excl lands & buildings) less than 250 Mn LKR.

Loan size (max): 30 Mn LKR

Debt term (max): 10 Years

More information available: here


Ministry of Industry & Commerce (MoIC)
Name of scheme: E-Friend II (Technical transfer assistance)

Applicant's Eligibility: Projects in: Pollution Reduction, Pipe Treatment, RECP, Energy Savings, Health % Safety, M&V

Special Eligibility Criteria: asset value (excl lands & buildings) less than 250 Mn LKR.

Loan size (max): 1 Mn LKR

Debt term (max):  5 years

More information available: here


Ministry of Industry & Commerce (MoIC)
Name of scheme: SMILE - Loan Scheme

Applicant's Eligibility: SMEs in: General Business

Special Eligibility Criteria: asset value (excl lands & buildings) less than 30 Mn LKR.

Loan size (max): 7.5 Mn LKR

Debt term (max): 10 years

More information available: here


Ministry of Industry & Commerce (MoIC)
Name of scheme: SMILE - Technical transfer assistance

Applicant's Eligibility: Projects in: Lab Equipment, M&V, Skill development, System Development

Special Eligibility Criteria: Not mentioned

Loan size (max): 2.5 Mn LKR

Debt term (max): 7 years

More information available: here


ADB Fund Department of Development Finance - Ministry of Finance
Name of scheme: Rooftop Solar Power - Loan

Applicant's Eligibility: Domestic & Commercial Clients

Special Eligibility Criteria: Solar Rooftop Projects up to 50 kW

Loan size (max): 8 Mn LKR

Debt term (max): 10 Years

More information available: here


Sri Lanka Export development Board (EDB)
Name of scheme: Export Market Access Support Program: Grant CAT-1

Applicant's Eligibility: Projects in: Technology Upgrade

Special Eligibility Criteria:

- EDB Registered Companies with >51% local ownership
- Project Implementation within 6 month

Loan size (max): 1 Mn LKR (80% Grant for SME)

Debt term (max): Grant

More information available: here


Sri Lanka Export development Board (EDB)
Name of scheme: Export Market Access Support Program: Grant CAT-2

Applicant's Eligibility: Projects in: Technology Upgrade

Special Eligibility Criteria:

- EDB Registered Companies with >51% local ownership
- Project Implementation within 18 month

Loan size (max): 5 Mn LKR (80% grant for SMEs & 50% grant for large companies)

Debt term (max): Grant

More information available: here


Sri lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA)
Name of scheme: NAMA Grant for VSD Installation

Applicant's Eligibility: Projects in: VSD Installations

Special Eligibility Criteria: Not mentioned

Loan size (max): 265,000 LKR, 25% of total investment

Debt term (max): Grant

More information available: here


Disclaimer:

This list of banks has been compiled upon the request of METABUILD client companies, only to provide a starting point for the search of potential financing schemes. Neither the METABUILD project, nor the European Union (EU), nor any of the project implementation partners endorse, approve or recommend any of the banks listed here. The METABUILD client companies are strongly advised to explore beyond this list and to select financing schemes based on their merit using their own criteria. If you would like additional financing programmes to be included you can contact us at amarnath@metabuild-southasia.org.