• Taiwan Textile Fair concludes in Colombo

    30/11/2015 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Taiwan Textile Fair concludes in Colombo

    Taiwan Textile Fair concludes in Colombo

    The fourth annual Taiwan Textile Fair concluded at Grand Crystal Ballroom, Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo when. The event was organised by the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade.

    Labels : Blog Archive

    Read more
  • Lankan exports facilitation opens wider

    30/11/2015 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Lankan exports facilitation opens wider

    State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe (second from right) addresses the Seventh Exporters’ Forum at EDB joined by EDB Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte (far right) on 27 November

    Sri Lanka’s apex platform to solve exporters’ issues, the Exporters’ Forum, wrapped its seventh session successfully on 27 November with a significant change to the ongoing interaction process; the Lankan exporters may no longer need to agonise till the next forum announcement to find solutions. “You don’t have to wait for this once in three months’ forum but you can now contact us anytime. As we move towards one stop shop solutions, EDB will be restructured and will be made as attractive as possible to exporters,” announced Lankan State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe.

    Labels : Blog Archive

    Read more
  • ‘Sri Lanka ICT exports $ 5 b by 2020’: EDB

    23/11/2015 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    ‘Sri Lanka ICT exports $ 5 b by 2020’: EDB

    EDB Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte addresses APICTA – 2015 (Asia Pacific ICT 2015) Business Forum event at Cinnamon Lake Hotel on 20 November. From left: EDB Export Services Director Saman Maldeni and APICTA 2015 Co-Chairman Ruwan Amarasekera

    Invigorated by Sri Lanka’s ICT exports surge, the country’s apex export facilitator EDB announced a new ICT/BPO exports target and a mere few hours’ B2B sessions between Lankan and Asia-Pacific ICT firms facilitated by EDB reported a whopping marathon of one-to-one business meet jamboree-right here in Colombo. “Let us try to forge ahead with solid business to business meetings today that will materialise to effective commercial activity. That is how all of us in our region can help each other,” stressed EDB Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte on 20 November.

    Labels : Blog Archive

    Read more
  • SL has set an ‘ambitious’ 2020 export target: State Minister Sujeewa

    16/11/2015 The Nation

    02/01/2017
    SL has set an ‘ambitious’ 2020 export target: State Minister Sujeewa

    From Left: Arindam Bagchi (Deputy High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka), Indira Malwatte (Chairperson & CEO-EDB) Sujeewa Senasinghe (State Minister of Strategic Development and International Trade) meet an exhibitor at the Intex South Asia in Colombo

    Notwithstanding the global trade decline, Sri Lanka exports sector is highly ambitious aiming for a five-fold jump of its top export of repute, apparels while China’s premium knitting sector is gearing up to partner with surging Sri Lankan apparel sector.

    “We are looking to increase total apparel exports by five-fold, to $ 20 Bn. And by 2020 we are aiming at $50Bn national exports, which is an ambitious goal,” said Sujeewa Senasinghe (State Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade) on 16 November.

    Labels : Blog Archive

    Read more
  • Sri Lankan electronic exports at $343 mn

    08/11/2015 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan electronic exports at $343 mn

    Prof Ajith P. De Alwis (Project Director-COSTI), Himali Jinadasa (Actg DG-EDB), and Harin de Silva Wijeyeratne (SLINTEC CEO) at “New Product Innovation and Export of Hi Tech for Economic Growth of Sri Lanka”

    Sri Lanka’s fledgling R&D innovation and start up cluster has hit big time in its maiden funding round and several hi-tech start ups, having crossed their R&D experiments barrier are now poised to commercialise their innovations anytime.

    “The government’s vision is to transform Sri Lanka into a strategically important global economic centre. Increasing the share of hi-tech exports is essential to face the intense competition in the global market” stressed Himali Jinadasa, Acting Director General, Export Development Board, (EDB).

    Labels : Blog Archive

    Read more
  • Falling exports due to global downturn: EDB Chairperson

    06/11/2015 The Nation

    02/01/2017
    Falling exports due to global downturn: EDB Chairperson

    Sri Lanka’s present exports lull is due to many reasons but chiefly a throwback from the global market fall-and achieving national export targets is not a journey of a sole institution but requires a collaborative, cross-sectoral push, as stressed by the new Chairperson of Exports Development Board on 05 November.

    “Exports are coming down due to various reasons, but chiefly since the global markets have come down-it’s not EDB alone. The Council of Ministers was a beautiful mechanism” announced Indira Malwatte (new Chairperson of EDB) on 05 November.

    Labels : Blog Archive

    Read more
  • EDB’s performance pilot triumphs with Lankan packaging breakthrough

    04/11/2015 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB’s performance pilot triumphs with Lankan packaging breakthrough

    EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte (seated, centre) in discussion with PUM Netherlands Senior Expert Nico Knegt (far right), PUM Local Representative S.P.C. Kumarasinghe (second from right), EDB Actg. Director General Himali Jinadasa (second from left) and Expack Corrugated Cartons CEO Mohamed Riyaz on 30 th October

    EDB’s first Lankan packaging pilot project is a hit and has opened the door for the entry of the ‘performance packaging’ trend to the local manufacturing sector for the first time. The new tech not only helps cost savings, but can boost sales revenue by 10-15%.

    “With hands-on experience in perishable exports, I know the importance of packaging for exports sector. We thank PUM Netherlands for extending support to EDB and the Lankan packaging sector,” said EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte on 30 October.


    Labels : Blog Archive

    Read more