• Cinnamon To The World

    02/01/2017
    Cinnamon To The World

    ' Cinnamon To The World' event streaming live on "www.cinnamontotheworld.com/events.php" at 3.00 p.m. Sri Lankan Time

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  • More than 800,000 metric tons of fruits, veggies by Lanka

    02/01/2017
    More than 800,000 metric tons of fruits, veggies by Lanka

    Sri Lanka produces more than 800,000 metric tons of fresh fruit and vegetables annually while around 90 per cent of her processed food is being exported to the European Union market.

    In addition, Sri Lanka is utilizing improved techniques in crop cultivation, especially under poly tunnels. Optimum input application, pest and disease control, post-harvest management and quality packaging are other features of our food production sector, Export Development Board Directoress Jeevani Siriwardena said.She was addressing joint talks between Maldives and Sri Lankan business delegations earlier this week.

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  • Maldives-Sri Lanka, 'a unique friendship'

    02/01/2017
    Maldives-Sri Lanka, 'a unique friendship'

    Head of the Maldivian delegation Quasim Ibrahim addressing business entrepreneurs at the Maldives-Sri Lanka interactive business session on Tuesday said that the Maldives and Sri Lanka had been enjoying a unique friendship born of traditional ties in ethnicity, language and culture. These bonds signified historical ties that date back hundreds of years. The relationship had been served well by geographic proximity, frequent travel and brisk trade.

    The session was organized by the Sri-Lanka Maldives Bilateral Business Council in association with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and was held at the Hilton.

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  • EU, Lanka annual trade volume exceeds US$ 5 b

    02/01/2017
    EU, Lanka annual trade volume exceeds US$ 5 b

    Sri Lanka will continue to receive the benefit of the European Union (EU) GSP facility for another 10 years beginning from January this year, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen said yesterday.

    He said the EU has been Sri Lanka’s largest trade partner next to the United States and the bilateral trade volume exceeds US $ 5 billion a year.

    “Total trade between Sri Lanka and EU which was at US $ 3 billion in 2004 rose to US $ 4,946.18 million in 2012. Apparel, diamonds, tea and rubber products became the major export items,” he said.

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  • Sri Lanka’s Garment Exports to EU, US Jumps 30% in Sept’13

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s Garment Exports to EU, US Jumps 30% in Sept’13

    The exports of garments from the island nation of Sri Lanka to its major export destinations of the EU and the US recorded a remarkable growth of 30.7 percent year-on-year and 32.2 percent year-on-year, respectively, in September 2013, according to a press release issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

    The sharp growth in Sri Lankan apparel exports to the EU and the US reflect the recovery in those economies, the statement said.

    Sri Lanka’s textiles and garment sector as a whole posted a significant growth of 27.7 percent year-on-year during the month to register US$ 386.9 million, according to the Central Bank data.

    From January to September 2013, Sri Lanka’s total textiles and apparel exports stood at US$ 3.126 billion, showing a rise of 5.2 percent over exports of US$ 2.972 billion made during the corresponding period of last year.

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  • Spice, allied products turnover to reach US$ 500 mn by 2015

    02/01/2017
    Spice, allied products turnover to reach US$ 500 mn by 2015

    The demand for value added cinnamon products such as cinnamon leaf oil, bark oil, crushed cinnamon and ground cinnamon for confectionery and other food related industries has increased in the world. Sri Lanka is planning to double cinnamon export earnings by increasing value addition of cinnamon.

    Sri Lanka is the largest supplier of cinnamon exports to the world spice market, producing about 85% of international output. However, Sri Lanka ranks well below in value added cinnamon exports to the world market. Other competitor countries make huge profits by adding value to cinnamon exported from Sri Lanka, while Sri Lanka is losing profit due to exporting more raw cinnamon.

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  • Ministry of Economic Development of the Democratic : Reflection of Sri Lanka International exhibition from November 13 to 17

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    02/01/2017
    Ministry of Economic Development of the Democratic : Reflection of Sri Lanka International exhibition from November 13 to 17

    The exposition on Trade, Tourism and Investment titled 'Reflection of Sri Lanka' is set to take place in parallel with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in November 13 to 17, 2013 at the Battaramulla Ape Gama premises(Jana Kala Kendraya). This event would be the biggest of its kind, happening in Sri Lanka, with the registered participation of 520 exporters under one roof, accommodating 968 stalls.

    Reflection of Sri Lanka International Exhibition on Trade, Tourism and Investment organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Industry and Commerce together with Export Development Board(EDB), Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Board of Investment(BOI).

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  • Lanka’s export revenue to reach US$ 11 billion mark

    02/01/2017
    Lanka’s export revenue to reach US$ 11 billion mark

    Sri Lanka’s total export revenue is expected to reach US$ 11 billion mark by the end of this year, Export Development Board Chairman and CEO Bandula Egodage said

    -“This is not an easy task, but we hope to reach the $ 11 billion export revenue mark by end of this year. As of September our total export value for 2013 is recorded at US$ 7314 million, which is a 1.07% increase in comparison to the same period in 2012. Our exports are now gradually strengthening despite the international market challenges. We have also set an export target of US$ 15 billion by 2015 and $ 20 billion by 2020. Apparel and tea exports currently account for over 40% and 20% of total exports from Sri Lanka respectively.

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  • Reflection of Sri Lanka - Export Industry Seminars

    02/01/2017
    Reflection of Sri Lanka - Export Industry Seminars

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  • Reflection of Sri Lanka Promotional Video

    02/01/2017

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  • Ornamental live fish exports –National Priority Needed

    02/01/2017
    Ornamental live fish exports –National Priority Needed

    The notable feature of our exports during the last few years was the decline in exports, an ominous signal to the economy. The reason behind this decrease was the local and foreign market factors such as high cost of production, lack of strategic strength, non-preference by Western countries and economic crises in the occidental world.

    Major products manufactured in Sri Lanka which took take the precedent role in its contribution to the export trade also shown decline trend. Under this situation, the export of fresh and marine water ornamental fish have significantly maintained export strength except 2012 and now showing nearly 20% increase of its export in 2013 up to August compare to the previous year.

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  • Speech of Mr. Bandula Egodage, the Chairman & Chief Executive of Sri Lanka Export Development Board, at the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka - AGM

    02/01/2017
    Speech of Mr. Bandula Egodage, the Chairman & Chief Executive of Sri Lanka Export Development Board, at the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka - AGM

    Mr. Bandula Egodage, the Chairman & Chief Executive of Sri Lanka Export Development Board

    I thank the Exporters' Association of Sri Lanka for inviting me to the AGM and giving me the opportunity to address this distinguished gathering of members.

    The Exporters Association which represents about 80% of exporters in the country is the foremost body for exporters in Sri Lanka. We highly appreciate the contribution of Association towards the export development effort of the country.

    The Government's vision as envisaged in the 'Mahinda Chintana' is to transform Sri Lanka into a strategically important economic centre of the world. This would then lead to socio economic development of the country. The export sector which contributes 17% to the GDP of the country, clearly plays an important role in achieving this objective

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  • SL’s fruit and vegetable exports tops US$ 32.5 m

    02/01/2017
    SL’s fruit and vegetable exports tops US$ 32.5 m

    Processors and exporters in combination have achieved as at today a 20 % increase in export revenue compared to last year, said Bandula Egodage, Chairman Export Development Board addressing the Lanka Fruit and vegetable Producers, Processors and Exporters Association's 32nd AGM on Wednesday.

    He said the industry has earned US$ 32.5 million export earnings in 2012 which was very significant because members of the association were engaged in agriculture. He said the members of the association were playing a vital role in terms of rural development in Sri Lanka and was engaged in a huge CSR campaign which was more vital than figures. He said value addition was vital to overcome rising input costs.

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  • Status of Sri Lankan NR-based industry

    02/01/2017
    Status of Sri Lankan NR-based industry

    The Sri Lankan rubber products manufacturing industry is composed of about 4,530 manufacturing organizations of small, medium and large-scale entities.

    Nearly 70-80 percent of the local rubber production is used by these domestic industries. Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces record 87 percent of the total number of rubber industries in the country.

    All large and small-scale industries and 80 percent of medium-scale rubber industries can provide employment for trained personnel in rubber technology. Within a relatively short period, this industry has become a reputable major world supplier of quality rubber products.

    The total rubber production (raw rubber and value-added) generated over 1.1 billion US dollars in terms of revenue and value-added rubber accounted for 80 percent of total rubber exports.

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  • Increase in tea export earnings

    02/01/2017
    Increase in tea export earnings

    Sri Lanka's total quantity of tea exported including re-exports with imported tea for July reached to 29.88 million /kg, indicating a gain of 3.34 million/kg compared to the corresponding period in 2012.

    The cumulative tea export earnings rose to Rs 17.76 billion, showing a slight gain of Rs 2.77 billion as against the same period last year with the increase in FOB (Free on Board) price per kg from Rs 564.92 to Rs.594.50, according to a tea market report.

    Cumulative exports including re-exports with imported Tea for the period January to July 2013 recorded 174.25 million /kg, a decline of 7.82 million /kg in comparison to same period last year.

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  • First Indo-Lanka textile agreement inked in Colombo

    02/01/2017
    First Indo-Lanka textile agreement inked in Colombo

    As the first ever textile agreement between India and Sri Lanka became a reality, both neighbours mulled joining to enter a coveted global textile foothold-China, the world’s largest textile market. “China’s textiles are gradually moving from production to consumption. Using our strengths together-Sri Lanka’s first class garment manufacturing infrastructure and India’s quality fabric outputs-let us jointly compete for China’s textile market” said a determined Ms Zohra Chaterji (Secretary of Indian Ministry of Textiles) on 09 September in Colombo.

    Ms Chaterji was addressing Anura Siriwardena (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 09 September at Cinnamon Grand during her delegation’s official meeting with Sri Lanka’s delegation after the signing the first ever MoU between India and Sri Lanka on the same day at Galadari Hotel, Colombo earlier. During the successful Cinnamon Grand meeting, officials from both sides discussed in depth, of the modalities of the morning MoU and how to move forward and implement it in the coming months and agreed on the immediate next steps.

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  • Sri Lanka excels at 82nd Izmir International Fair in Turkey……

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka excels at 82nd Izmir International Fair in Turkey……

    Sri Lanka, the first ever country in Asia has been offered the “Partner Country” status at the 82nd Izmir International Fair, the oldest Trade Exhibition in Turkey. Sri Lanka’s participation promoted Sri Lanka as a reliable destination for trade investment & tourism and showcased the best that the island paradise has to offer, under the theme “Sri Lanka -Wonder of Asia”. This theme is in line with the Mahinda Chinthanaya, vision of the President of Sri Lanka who has given the leadership to initiate a grand scheme of progress and development in the country.

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  • Radical new boat ‘will significantly boost Sri Lanka’s tuna exports’

    02/01/2017
    Radical new boat ‘will significantly boost Sri Lanka’s tuna exports’

    egombo – A radical new, locally built high-speed catamaran fishing boat is poised to significantly boost the number of top-price tuna available for export from Sri Lanka to markets in Japan, China and the Middle East.

    It will also help ensure tuna sustainability in Sri Lankan waters by reducing by up 70 per cent the number of fish needed to be caught in order to ensure maximum profitability.

    Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has expressed keen interest in the new vessel, which will help put the country at the forefront of next-generation fishing-boat development.

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  • Negotiations on bilateral cooperation of Belarus and Sri Lanka held at business forum

    02/01/2017

    The delegation of Sri Lanka is interested in export of certain Belarusian goods such as sugar, tires and oil products. The heads of the states agreed on setting up joint ventures.

    Joel Selvanayagam, the chair of the group of companies (Sri Lanka): "We have enormous potential and technologies. By uniting them we can advance our economies".

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  • Bilateral cooperation of Belarus and Sri Lanka discussed during governmental meeting

    02/01/2017

    The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich confirmed the mutual interest in such aspects as mechanical engineering, high technology, education, construction and tourism.

    And right after the meeting in the Government House, the officials joined the business circles of the two countries. Multiple agreements, among which is the cooperation agreement between the National Center for Marketing and Price Conjuncture of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka, were signed within the framework of the business forum.

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