• Sri Lankan Embassy takes part in Brazilian trade promotion event

    30/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan Embassy takes part in Brazilian trade promotion event

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brasília, under the Economic Diplomacy Program initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the patronage of the Department of Commerce, the Export Development Board, the Coconut Development Authority, and the Sri Lanka Tea Board, held a trade promotional program in the State of Minas Gerais from 15 to 17 October.

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  • ‘Sri Lanka: A Proud Heritage of Craftsmanship’ at Manila FAME 2019

    30/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    ‘Sri Lanka: A Proud Heritage of Craftsmanship’ at Manila FAME 2019

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, participated at the Manila FAME 2019 from 17-19 October at the World Trade Centre, Pasay City, Philippines. The delegation comprised 14 members who represented the handicraft, home decor, and lifestyle industry of Sri Lanka.

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  • Public-private collaboration to boost export sector

    29/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Public-private collaboration to boost export sector

    Involvement of the public and private sector in the development of the country’s economy has been the trend in the world for the past few decades. It is not possible to achieve any sector development by focusing interventions solely on the private or public sector. In fact, many of the challenges faced by the private sector can be overcome only in partnership with the public sector.

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  • IKEA evaluates best firms to start sourcing from Sri Lanka

    29/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    IKEA evaluates best firms to start sourcing from Sri Lanka

    Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant IKEA is in the process of evaluating further business opportunities in Sri Lanka to commence trading in the coming months.

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  • We wouldn’t be globally successful without Sri Lanka: IFS

    29/10/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    We wouldn’t be globally successful without Sri Lanka: IFS

    Global enterprise applications company IFS with over $ 700 million in revenue said recently it wouldn’t have been successful without Sri Lanka where it relies heavily for development, product and customer support and innovation.

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  • SLAMERP takes initiative to work towards dedicated rubber city

    28/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLAMERP takes initiative to work towards dedicated rubber city

    Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) has initiated discussions with Ministry of Development Strategies International Trade (MODSIT) along with Export Development Board (EDB) and the Board of Investment (BOI) to develop a dedicated rubber City/Zone. This action is part of the rubber masterplan that was launched in 2016/2017 to increase rubber exports.

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  • How Govt. initiatives boosted exports, investment and competitiveness in Sri Lankan Economy

    28/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    How Govt. initiatives boosted exports, investment and competitiveness in Sri Lankan Economy

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade has been implementing several initiatives that have improving the competitiveness of Sri Lanka’s economy by providing them with supportive policies and strategies, financial and technical support, and enabling infrastructure. 

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  • EDB organises Sri Lanka pavilion at GITEX Technology Week

    23/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB organises Sri Lanka pavilion at GITEX Technology Week

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a Sri Lanka country pavilion at the GITEX Technology Week, held from 6-10 October.

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  • CINEC shines at Presidential Export Awards

    21/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    CINEC shines at Presidential Export Awards

    CINEC affirmed another milestone in the outstanding performance and academic excellence with the receipt of the Presidential Export Award in the Category of Education Services for the Year 2018 / 2019.

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  • Sri Lanka plans big for 6 month long Expo 2020 Dubai

    18/10/2019 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka plans big for 6 month long Expo 2020 Dubai

    Sri Lanka yesterday launched the official website announcing the country’s participation in the six-month long Expo 2020 Dubai, anticipating a major boost to exports, tourism and investments while looking to enhance the country’s brand value and image globally.

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  • Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Supply Side West 2019 Exhibition

    17/10/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Supply Side West 2019 Exhibition

    Supply Side West will be held on 17 & 18 October 2019 at EXPO hall, Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119.

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  • Sri Lanka discusses Expo 2020 participation with UAE envoy

    16/10/2019 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka discusses Expo 2020 participation with UAE envoy

    Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief Executive of EDB and the Commissioner General of Sri Lanka for Expo 2020 Dubai together with the private sector stakeholders; Secretary Generals of the National Chamber of Exporters and National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Shiham Marikkar and Bandula Dissanayake and the Co- Chair Planning Sub Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, Fazal Mushin met Ahmed Ali Ibrahim Al Mualla, the ambassador for UAE in Sri Lanka this week at the embassy premises to further strengthen Sri Lanka’s commitment in participation at Expo 2020 Dubai and to review the progress made so far.

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  • EFL bags Best Exporter for Logistics Services at Presidential Export Awards 2018/19

    14/10/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    EFL bags Best Exporter for Logistics Services at Presidential Export Awards 2018/19

    Expolanka Freight Ltd. (EFL), a pioneer provider of global logistics, took home the award for Best Exporter of Logistics Services, at the Presidential Export Awards (PEA) 2018/19, held on 19 September at the BMICH.

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  • Iconic Sri Lankan Cricketers Mahela and Kumar - Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai

    14/10/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Iconic Sri Lankan Cricketers Mahela and Kumar - Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai

    Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara - two of the most iconic cricketers produced by the country has come on board as Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) as a public private cooperation project .

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  • Poland and Sri Lanka strengthen bilateral trade relationship

    12/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Poland and Sri Lanka strengthen bilateral trade relationship

    In a bid to strengthen the bilateral trade relationship between Poland and Sri Lanka, LOT Polish Airlines will accompany a trade delegation to Colombo from Warsaw.

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  • Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market

    10/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market

    The boat and shipbuilding sector is identified as a focused sector in the National Export Strategy (NES) 2018-2020. This sector is a leading industry and an emerging export sector offering a wide variety of products and services to international markets.

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  • Strategic action plan to boost wellness tourism

    08/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Strategic action plan to boost wellness tourism

    Wellness tourism in Sri Lanka will be boosted by a ground-breaking strategic action plan by the Export Development Board (EDB), which has partnered Australia’s Market Development Facility (MDF) for support.

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  • CCI launches Sri Lanka Housing & Construction Exhibition 2020

    08/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    CCI launches Sri Lanka Housing & Construction Exhibition 2020

    The Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka (CCI) held an iconic launch of the forthcoming Build Sri Lanka Housing and Construction International Expo 2020, scheduled from 22-24 May 2020.

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  • BoardPAC successfully establishes footprint in Africa

    01/10/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    BoardPAC successfully establishes footprint in Africa

    As the most awarded board automation solution with a leading market share in Asia, BoardPAC, in its mission to be ranked number one globally, has firmly established its name in the African region.

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  • Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business

    01/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business

    IKEA, the Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant, has resumed sourcing from Sri Lanka with a planned increase in the number of products after a lapse of few years giving a big boost for the export sector.

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