• Sri Lanka Export Development Board rolls out Champion Builder Initiative to boost ICT/BPM Export Revenue Through Exponential Growth Opportunities

    18/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board rolls out Champion Builder Initiative to boost ICT/BPM Export Revenue Through Exponential Growth Opportunities

    With the launch of Sri Lanka’s “National Export Strategy” (NES) in 2018, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) along with the Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (EDB) is paving the way for the country to move towards an export-led economic strategy. The ICT/ BPM sector will be a cornerstone in this overall strategy as it aims to generate USD 5 billion in export revenue, while creating 200,000 jobs and 1,000 start-ups by 2022.

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  • Sri Lanka Participation at BioFach 2019 Nuremberg, Germany

    14/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Participation at BioFach 2019  Nuremberg, Germany

    The EDB has identified BioFach as one of the best places to promote Sri Lankan organic products to the EU region and other countries. EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany organized a national pavilion in an area of 117 s.qm at hall no 02 which was reserved for international exhibitors and most of the EU buyers visited to this hall.

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  • Italy’s Noberasco to invest in Sri Lankan fruit, vegetable businesses

    11/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Italy’s Noberasco to invest in Sri Lankan fruit, vegetable businesses

    Representatives of the Lanka Fruit and Vegetable Producers, Processors and Exporters Association and Noberasco sign a memorandum of understanding in February 2019, marking the start of a partnership

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  • Final workshop on National Port Master Plan

    11/03/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Final workshop on National Port Master Plan

    The final workshop on National Port Master Plan (NPMP) organised together with the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was held last week at Hotel Kingsbury, Colombo with a large gathering of local and foreign professionals.

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  • World Renowned French Tyre Manufacturer –Michelin Visits Sri Lanka

    07/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    World Renowned French Tyre Manufacturer –Michelin Visits Sri Lanka

    Mr. Eric Le Corre, Corporate Vice President Public Affairs, Michelin and Ms. Nandita Khurana ,Zone Head – Legal, Michelin met the Chairperson & Chief Executive at the EDB on 7th March 2019 to explore opportunities in the tyre sector. H.E. Eric Lavertu, Ambassador of France, Mr. Herve Sarnelli, Economic Counsellor, Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe, President, SLAMERP and Mr. Ananda Caldera, Member, EDB Advisory Committee were also present at the discussion.

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  • Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil concludes trade and tourism promotional event in São Paulo

    06/03/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil concludes trade and tourism promotional event in São Paulo

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil successfully organised a three-day trade and tourism promotional event in Sao Paulo, the commercial capital of Brazil, from 20 to 22 February. The event drew the interest of a large number of prominent Brazilian importers, trade consultants, officials of trade associations, travel journalists and travel trade industries based in Sao Paulo.

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  • National program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020

    06/03/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    National program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020

    The seventh seminar for the Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Mannar District entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2000 new exporters was held on 1 March at the Vavuniya district secretariat conference hall.

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  • EDB Promotes Women Entrepreneurs

    05/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Promotes Women Entrepreneurs

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing a number of programmes in commemorating the International Women Day in 2019.

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  • Regional Print Excellence Awards 2019

    04/03/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Regional Print Excellence Awards 2019

    The Regional Print Excellence Awards 2019 is one of the highly anticipated event in a biennial calendar of Sri Lanka Printing Industry. The event is focused on felicitating and recognizing printers outside Colombo, identifying their contribution to improve the standards of the industry by way of Quality and Creativity, meeting stringent industry standards and continuously reflecting high benchmarks the industry.

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  • Logistics Strategy of the National Export Strategy (NES)

    01/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Logistics Strategy of the National Export Strategy (NES)

    A meeting was convened recently by the Hon. Malik Samarawickarama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade (MoDSIT), to discuss the progress of the Logistics Strategy of the National Export Strategy.  Mr. S T Kodikara, Secretary of MoDSIT, Mr. J M Thilakaratne Banda, Addl. Secretary of Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation (MoTCA), Mr. Dhammika Ranatunga, Chairman – Airport & Aviation Services Ltd (AASL), Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & CE of Sri Lanka Export Development Board(EDB),  Mr. Upali de Zoysa, Addl. Managing Director of Sri Lanka Ports Authority(SLPA) participated at the meeting along with the officials from the Ministry of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development. The Minister commended the participants on their commitment to the national endeavor to implement the Logistics Sector Strategy of NES.

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  • Over 60 Lankan companies participate in Gulf Food 2019

    28/02/2019 News.lk

    02/01/2017
    Over 60 Lankan companies participate in Gulf Food 2019

    Over sixty Food and Beverage exporting companies from Sri Lanka successfully participated in the 24th edition of Gulf Food 2019 trade exhibition which is considered as the world's biggest Food & Drink event held annually.The exhibition was held at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE during 17th to 21st February from 11.00am to 7.00 pm daily.The opportunity was effectively utilized for the promotion of Ceylon Tea and food related exports from Sri Lanka to the UAE and Gulf region as well as other global markets.

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  • Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    27/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Hon.Malik Samarawickrema, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade , Ms. Indira Malwatte Chairperson & Chief Executive of Export Development Board ,Prof. K.K.C.K. Perera, The Vice Chancellor,University of Moratuwa

    The World Expo is one of the oldest and largest international events taking place every 5 years and lasting for 6 month where everyone can learn, innovate and create progress by sharing ideas and working together through a common theme.  United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been selected as the host country for the forthcoming event to be held in year 2020. This World Expo will be held for a period of six months from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the MENA & SA (Middle East and North Africa & South Asia Region.

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  • Colombo to become a smart port in 18 months

    26/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Colombo to become a smart port in 18 months

    A full-scale IT infrastructure drive is currently underway to transform Colombo — Sri Lanka’s busiest port — into a ‘smart port,’ Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has announced. “Transforming Colombo into a ‘smart port’is a timely need,” the Minister said, adding that Rs. 929 million had been allocated for the project, which has been included in the Asian Development Bank-supported master plan for Sri Lanka’s port development. Ratnayaka said Colombo’s transformation into a smart port would ensure the development of a collaborative approach that would make the port smart in terms of flow, situation or customer management.

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  • International and local IT trailblazers to steer FITIS National CXO Forum 2019

    26/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    International and local IT trailblazers to steer FITIS National CXO Forum 2019

    Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has joined hands with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) also known as the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) to promote Computex 2019.

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  • EDB nurtures North Central Province entrepreneurs

    25/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB nurtures North Central Province entrepreneurs

    The sixth seminar for the North Central Province entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2000 New Exporters was held on February 22, 2019 at The Golden Mango Resort, Anuradhapura

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  • Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

    22/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

    Government in collaboration with the private sector is in the process of setting up an operation of a Business Center for Incubators and Accelerators in the Northern region in order to develop Enterprises in the Technology Sector by youth in the Northern region.   

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  • EDB Hosts Workshop & Industry Visit for Regional ICT/BPM Start –Ups to Groom Them in to Industry Leaders

    21/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Hosts Workshop & Industry Visit for Regional ICT/BPM Start –Ups to Groom Them in to Industry Leaders

    From the series of ICT/BPM Weeks conducted by Sri Lanka Export Development Board in Kandy, Jaffna, Kurunegala, Marata followed by the roaring success of all events, EDB hosts a follow up program crafted with half-day workshop and an industry visit on 29th of January 2019 at Hatch Works (Pvt) Ltd. in the association with SLASSCOM. The main objectives of this event were to make awareness on how to do a winning pitch to market the business, how the operations happen in incubations centers and the available opportunities in the ICT sector for the Regional ICT companies.

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  • Sri Lankan National Export Strategy Drives 5 Billion Dollar ICT/BPM Industry

    21/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan National Export Strategy Drives 5 Billion Dollar ICT/BPM Industry

    The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (SLEDB) are working to uplift and transform the country’s Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Business Process Management (BPM) sector as part of its recently launched National Export Strategy (NES).

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  • FITIS and TAITRA to promote Computex 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

    18/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    FITIS and TAITRA to promote Computex 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

    Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has joined hands with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) also known as the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) to promote Computex 2019.

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  • EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

    17/02/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

    The National Export Strategy (NES) is progressing in the right direction. It has six focused areas and is expected to provide the impetus for the export drive supporting economic growth, Chairperson of the Export Development Board (EDB), Indira Malwatte said.

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