Annually the Department of Industries, Northern Province conducts the Provincial Industrial Exhibition for the betterment of micro & small scale entrepreneurs who are engaged with Handloom textile, Handicraft and food processing. This year the Provincial Industrial Exhibition was held on 8th September 2016 to 10th September 2016 at Vavuniya UC Hall.

Northern Provincial Fisheries Minister B.Deniswaran participated as Chief Guest on behalf of Hon. Chief Minister of Northern Province.

A.Sivasakthi Ananthan, Member of Parliament Wanni District, Mrs.V.Ketheeswaran, Secretary to the Chief Minister’s Ministry and M.B.R.Pushpakumara, District Secretary, Vavuniya participated as special guests. In this occasion 98 entrepreneurs were awarded with certificate and the cash prizes. The cash prize for 1st place – Rs.5000/=, 2nd place – Rs.3000/= and 3rd place – Rs.2000/=.

Place Number of awardees in Textile sector Number of awardees in Handicraft sector
1st place 9 25
2nd place 8 22
3rd place 9 26
Total 25 73



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