• Harsha says SL needs economic reforms

    26/08/2015 Daily FT

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    Harsha says SL needs economic reforms

    Sri Lanka will seriously consider economic reforms during next five years to make its production of goods and services “the most efficient and competitive” in this part of the world, MP Dr. Harsha de Silva said.

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  • Sri Lanka inks three MoUs with Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea

    25/08/2015 news.lk

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    Sri Lanka inks three MoUs with Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea

    Sri Lanka has signed three memoranda of understanding with Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea yesterday to boost regional trade.

    Sri Lanka-Hong Kong’s HKTDC, Sri Lanka-Korea’s KOTRA and Sri Lanka-Thailand’s DITP were the three MoUs signed yesterday.

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  • Three int’l MoUs at first Colombo ATPF tomorrow

    24/08/2015 EDB Media

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    Three int’l MoUs at first Colombo ATPF tomorrow

    ATPF is joined in Colombo by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of industry and Commerce, EDB and JETRO

    The first ever series of international MoUs to blossom under Sri Lanka’s new consensual government are scheduled to go live tomorrow 23 August in Colombo-and the historic pacts are centred around none other than Sri Lanka’s global trade. “Sri Lanka EDB is proud to host the 28th CEO meeting of the Asian Trade Promotion Forum (ATPF) in Colombo. ATPF has honoured Sri Lanka by bringing this series to Colombo for the first time in its history” said Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO of EDB) on 21 August.

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  • Sri Lanka's Batik Industry -heading for a vibrant future

    21/08/2015

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    Sri Lanka's Batik Industry -heading for a vibrant future

    Originally a Javanese word which meant 'writing with wax', batik has come a long way since it was spread across East Asia by Dutch colonial officers.

    Originated in Indonesia and introduced to Sri Lanka by Dutch at the turn of the 19th century, the batik industry in Sri Lanka has developed into a unique form of textile art exclusive to the country.
    Originated as a primary art of fabric dying, Batik has evolved into a vibrant industry of fabric art in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore with their own identity, methodology and design.

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  • EDB clinches Asia's Best Employer Brand glory

    21/08/2015 Daily News

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    EDB clinches Asia's Best Employer Brand glory

    Sri Lanka's apex export facilitator EDB has clinched a top global talent award and has also emerged as a pioneer Lankan public institution to win the coveted accolade, as revealed on 16 August.

    "The EDB has won Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards 2015 as recognition for the valuable contribution made by it to be the Most Sought After Employer. I am pleased to say that we won this award having competed with 33 countries," said Bandula Egodage, Chairman and CEO-EDB.

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  • Sri Lankan Hand looms- a colourful tradition from the past

    20/08/2015

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    Sri Lankan Hand looms- a colourful tradition from the past

    The legendary beginning of the Sri Lankan history also provides clues of a well-developed Sri Lankan weaving industry nearly three thousand years back, and even today Sri Lankan hand loom products portray their rich heritage and cultural diversity in their designs and technologies.

    According to the Great chronicles or Mahavamsa, Princess Kuweni the sorcerer princess of Sri Lanka was busy at her weaving wheel when the Indian cast ashore and rebel Prince, Wijaya met her at Tammanna or present day Mannar in Sri Lanka, turning a new page in country's history and starting a new line of rule in Sri Lanka.

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  • Int'l conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture exhibition from August 25 - 26

    14/08/2015 Daily News

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    Int'l conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture exhibition from August 25 - 26

    The second edition of international conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture exhibition 2015 organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management will be held from August 25 - 26, 2015 at Hotel Galadari.

    The conference is co-hosted by World Aquaculture Society, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency and Export Development Board.

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  • Sri Lanka coco peat sector in first int’l breakthrough

    06/08/2015 Daily FT

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    Sri Lanka coco peat sector in first int’l breakthrough

    Sri Lanka’s historic coconut based exports received a new lease of life on 4 August as a top Japanese coop-federation – also considered as a leading agro association in the world – started directly partnering with apex export entity, the EDB to strengthen the surging sector. The Lankan coconut sector is getting another international breakthrough with the first ever Lankan coco peat delegation scheduled to leave for Japan this October, facilitated by EDB. “We welcome Japan Zen-Noh’s assistance. It is time to focus on value added coco peat and other coconut based exports,” stressed EDB Chairman and CEO Bandula Egodage on 4 August in Colombo. Egodage was addressing the visiting four-member delegation from Japan Zen-Noh (Japanese National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations) who arrived to begin their Lankan partnership through coco-peat export product support – in that the visiting team has commenced their technical consultancy to develop coco peat products in Sri Lanka to identify constraints in production of coco peat, obtain technical consultancy to overcome problems, create awareness of Lankan coco peat industry to Japanese buyers, introduce Sri Lanka to Japan as a capable and reliable supplier of coco peat and promote Sri Lankan coco peat in Japan through Zen-Noh.

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  • Sri Lankan Apparel; creating global high street fashion

    03/08/2015

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    Sri Lankan Apparel; creating global high street fashion

    With the relaunch of Sri Lanka as an ethical source of garment manufacturing across the world, a large number of global brands are turning to the specialised knowledge of Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers to deliver the best of high street fashion to the consumer across the world.

    With a specialised knowledge and improved awareness, apparel manufacturers makes nearly 90% of the apparel industry in Sri Lanka and joint ventures between local garment manufacturers and international fashion houses accounts for almost three quarters of the garment manufacturing facilities in the country.

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