The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) is not only working as a vibrant forum for the new generation of entrepreneurs, but also actively takes part in national issues.
At the 13th AGM of COYLE held in Colombo last week, its out-going Chairman, Nayana D P Dehigama in his review said that it had a swift response to a national issue by organizing members meetings, expert consultations and representations with the United Nations office in Colombo on the controversial UN-Darusman Report (on war-crimes) was a successful activity of which even President Mahinda Rajapakse was pleased.
Several Ministers and opposition MPs too attended the COYLE event where Rohitha Silva was inducted as the Chairman for 2012/13. Mr Dehigama in his review said that they have a membership of more than 100 of the leading business people in the country. He said that they together employ more than 250,000 workers and have brought in a chunk of the GDP through international trade. He said that during his tenure of office he strived to bring in innovate and sustainable programmes to appeal to the needs of a wider spectrum of stakeholders.