Author Archives: Naga Narendran

University of Jaffna (UoJ) and IRDG formally sign MOU for rural sustainable livelihood development

University of Jaffna (UoJ) and IRDG formally sign MOU for rural sustainable livelihood development

Professor Ratnam Vigneswaran The Vice Chancellor and Naga Narendran Director signed a landmark MOU to facilitate academics and students participation in rural livelihood development. The UoJ is taking proactive steps under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor Vigneswaran, by engaging IRDG as an interface between communities and academia to identify and express grassroots community issues, challe ...

HNB shook hands on a collaboration agreement with IRDG to generate sustainable income opportunities for 1000 women

HNB shook hands on a collaboration agreement with IRDG to generate sustainable income opportunities for 1000 women

We are pleased to inform that Mr. Jonathan Alles Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Hatton National Bank PLC visited IRDG office in KIlinochchi and discussed about IRDG, it’s vision, project models and ongoing work. Mr Alles observed that HNB PLC has supported the national growth strategy for micro and SME entrepreneurship across the island and offered his fullest support from HNB t ...

Project Management Associate Heads to IRDG Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Project Management Associate Heads to IRDG Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Tharsica Sivananthan is a Research Information Analyst at Ryerson University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, a minor in Psychology, and a post-graduate certificate in Human Resources Management at Ryerson University. Tharsica is currently volunteering as a Crisis Counsellor at Victim Services for the Toronto Police Service, where she provides crisis intervention, support and ...

IRDG commences commercial scale organic fertiliser production

IRDG commences commercial scale organic fertiliser production

 Pic: Farm executives in discussion with a local agriculture development officer IRDG’s Center for Agribusiness Development (CABD) commenced its organic fertiliser making in its Kanakapuram Farm in Kilinochchi. The initial run of 20 beds were laid consisting 20 tons of raw materials. The director CABD Mr Pathmashankar said “we have all the technical knowledge required to produce compost, howe ...

"Team IRDG" visits Organic Agriculture Research Center at Makandura

“Team IRDG” visits Organic Agriculture Research Center at Makandura

IRDGs Director of the Center for Agribusiness Development (CABD) Pathmashankar organised a study tour to the Makandura Organic Agricultural Research and Development Center for the IRDG team members. As CABD is entering the organic revolution and is now starting with compost making. The tour provided an awareness of hands on compost making and for the team members to gain a very good understandi ...

Naga Narendran visits HE Skandakumar High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia.

Naga Narendran visits HE Skandakumar High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia.

Naga Narendran, executive director IRDG visited the Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra to meet HE Skandakumar and provide an update on the progress, issues faced, and help needed by the IRDG. IRDG has been in existence for over 30 months and High Commissioner Skandakumar has assisted us in so many ways, especially by introducing IRDG to senior public officers in Colombo, who in turn unblock ...

Northern Provincial Council and IRDG starts a pilot program of Public Private Partnership (PPP)

Northern Provincial Council and IRDG starts a pilot program of Public Private Partnership (PPP)

Northern Provincial Council Chief Secretary Mr A Pathinathan has taken the leadership to discuss with IRDG to commence a pilot collaborative arrangement to explore areas of interest, to work together for development of Micro-Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (MSME) in the province and address the business services capacity requirements of the province. At this stage the discussions and engagements ...

Australian High Commission Development Counsellor visits IRDG

Australian High Commission Development Counsellor visits IRDG

The Counsellor for Development Cooperation of the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Ms Victoria Coakley, visited IRDG Kilinochchi office on the 27th March 2018. Ms Coakley was accompanied by Ms Dulani Sirisena Program Manager and Sivasuthan Ramanathan Senior Program Officer. This was the first visit to the Northern Province by Counsellor Coakley, who took her appointment only a few weeks ...

IRDG launches its "Virtual Office" system

IRDG launches its “Virtual Office” system

IRDG has launched its virtual office system with Microsoft Office 365. Tamilini Narendran BSc, (an international volunteer) Senior Business Analyst from Australia spent 6 weeks in IRDG Kilinochchi office, evaluating options of applications. Microsoft Office 365 was selected as IRDGs Virtual Office platform. Tamilini set-up the core application, IRDG files and conducted a live demonstrati ...

IRDG establishes "Center for Agribusiness Development" (CABD)

IRDG establishes “Center for Agribusiness Development” (CABD)

Center for Agribusiness Development (CABD) is a division of the IRDG created to execute agribusiness MSME development initiatives by collaborating with like minded institutions and individuals. CABD will centralise relevant resources, create skill pools, knowledge base, connect and collaborate with stakeholders to create a resource center to access all available support initiatives offered by div ...

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