IMED signs MoU with National Youth Services Council to empower Sri Lankan youth

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Handing over of the MoU by NYSC Chairman Pasindu Gunaratna  to IMED President Chaaminda Kumarasiri in the presence of IMED COO P.G. Tennakoon 

Asia Pacific Institute of Money and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) of Sri Lanka to work collaboratively to empower Sri Lankan youth in the fields of Youth Entrepreneurship, Skills Development, Career Guidance, and Financial Literacy education. MoU was signed at NYSC, Maharagama by NYSC Chairman/Director General Pasindu Gunaratna and IMED Founder/President Chaaminda Kumarasiri. 

The President of IMED said: “This is a historic partnership for IMED as an institute that promotes Entrepreneurship across all segments of society. I strongly believe that the potential of the youth of this country is heavily undermined and neglected. If we provide them with the infrastructure, knowledge, and tools they can make a significant contribution to the nation, and our objective is to be a catalyst in this endeavour.”   “Youth is the driving force of the nation and is important to provide them with the necessary resources and guidance to unlock their potential. As the Chairman/DG of NYSC, I welcome the expertise and generosity of IMED to strengthen our efforts to empower the youth of this country. I am excited to roll out some good initiatives with this partnership,” added NYSC’s young Chairman/DG Pasindu Gunarathna.

IMED is the only independent institution in Sri Lanka dedicated to entrepreneurship development and financial literacy education across all segments of society. The institute was established in 2021 and has been engaging in various initiatives in collaboration with various organisations both in the public and private sectors to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country.

National Youth Services Council (NYSC), a statutory body that operates under the purview of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs duly incorporated by an Act of Parliament No. 69 of 1979 has its Registered Office at 65, High-Level Road, Maharagama, in the Republic of Sri Lanka. The National Youth Services Council is the only state institution that has been established to promote the self-aspirations of youth so as to ensure the full development of the youths of Sri Lanka