• Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    30/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    Sri Lanka has been well known as a high-quality cutting and polishing destination with competitive pricing and still maintains a reputation as one of the best cutting centres for service cutting in the world. Sri Lanka’s lapidary sector consists of cutting and polishing of diamonds and coloured gem stones and the industry plays a vital role in adding value to locally produced and imported gem stones. The value addition per carat in the calibrated stone industry is estimated to vary between 25-30% for imported stones and 40-100% for local stones.

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  • Development of Logistic and Transportation Infrastructure in Sri Lanka

    30/05/2018

    02/01/2017
    Development of Logistic and Transportation Infrastructure in Sri Lanka

    The end of the three-decade long war saw a sudden boost to the country’s logistics and transportation infrastructure positioning the country at the 73rd among the 138 countries for infrastructure development.

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  • EDB discusses National Export Strategy with top Harvard economist

    23/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB discusses National Export Strategy with top Harvard economist

    Officials of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) discussed the forthcoming National Export Strategy (NES) and other key initiatives of the agency with top Harvard economist Prof. Ricardo Hausmann last week (16 May).

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  • FACETS to glitter in September

    23/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    FACETS to glitter in September

    The Gem & Jewellery Industry of Sri Lanka gears for the 28th edition of its premier exhibition, FACETS Sri Lanka 2018, which will be held from 30 August to 2 September at the BMICH.

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  • Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

    22/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

    The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board will be organising Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 from 19 to 21 June for the third consecutive year at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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  • Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    21/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is in the process of developing new export diversification strategies to increase the share of exports by effective utilisation of provisions under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and India.

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  • EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    16/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the national program to establish 2,000 new exporters. The program was held at the Sanaya Hotel, Matara on Friday, 11 May.

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  • Future Potential of Floriculture Industry in Sri Lanka

    15/05/2018

    02/01/2017
    Future Potential of Floriculture Industry in Sri Lanka

    The global demand of for cut flowers, foliage, and ornamental plants has been on a steady rise for the last decade with global exports for developing countries alone reporting a market value of USD 4 billion in the year 2012. With the rise of the worldwide consumption of floriculture products, the customer...

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  • Open Ocean Aquaculture in Sri Lanka

    15/05/2018

    02/01/2017
    Open Ocean Aquaculture in Sri Lanka

    During Sri Lanka’s centuries-long history of offshore fishing, the country has been mainly dependent on the natural fish production within the 200 nautical miles of Exclusive Economic Zone situated in the Indian Ocean. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), nearly 50% of the seafood...

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  • A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    04/05/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board under the directive of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade arranged a successful inward delegation from Pakistan following the research done by EDB in 2017 on new opportunities in Pakistan, the 2nd largest economy in South Asia. This mission also focused on maximizing trade under the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) to achieve the export earnings of US$ 20 million in 2020.

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  • Sri Lankan ICT Companies to Exhibit their Products and Services at Japan IT Week – 2018

    03/05/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan ICT Companies to Exhibit their Products and Services at Japan IT Week – 2018

    Sri Lanka Export Development has organized a Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the renowned IT Fair – Japan IT Week. Accordingly, 10 Sri Lankan ICT companies will be exhibiting their software products and services at Japan IT Week 2018. The Sri Lanka Pavilion is located at the East Hall, E 07 -18 Booth...

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