• Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

    20/09/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

    Following is the address by Minister Malik Samarawickrama at the Presidential Export Awardson 18 September 

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  • Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

    20/09/2018 srilankabusiness

    02/01/2017
    Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

    productronica India, international Exhibition and Conference for Electronic Production Technologies is the most important event for the electronics industry in India and South Asia. The fair will unveil a world of production technologies for the electronics industry. The trade fair is aimed primarily...

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  • 8 Lankan firms under EDB banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris

    18/09/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    8 Lankan firms under EDB banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris

    Eight Sri Lankan companies are taking part under the Export Development Board (EDB) banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris which commenced 17/09/2018 and will conclude on 20-09-2018.

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  • Polish push for local boat building industry

    09/09/2018 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Polish push for local boat building industry

    In keeping with the government’s aim of developing Sri Lanka’s boat building industry as one of the six sectors of the economic drive, stakeholders are looking at a strategic approach to fuel its growth.

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  • Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17th to 20th September 2018, Paris, France

    07/09/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup>  September 2018, Paris, France

    The EDB with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in France organizes Sri Lanka’s participation at the “Apparel Sourcing Paris” to be held in Paris from 17th to 20th September 2018, with the participation of 6 Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing/exporting companies and 2 fashion designers....

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  • NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

    06/09/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

    The National Export Strategy (NES) has started sailing in the high waves after obtaining the Cabinet approval and the launch with all the stakeholders of the NES. The NES, a flagship development project spearheaded by the Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), together with the public-private partnership, commenced its implementation.

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  • EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

    28/08/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

    The Export Development Board (EDB) on 27-08-2018 announced the relaunch of the ‘1000 start-up’ initiative, an effort taken towards diversifying Sri Lanka’s export basket and market.

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  • Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

    27/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

    Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered. Nanoparticles produced from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian...

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  • Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

    21/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

    The growing interest in and demand for wellness services is a favourable global trend for the development of this industry in Sri Lanka. Many countries and cities are defining themselves as wellness tourism destinations but few could match Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and wellness lifestyle-based...

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  • Sri Lanka Association of Printers Regional Seminar – Gampaha

    20/08/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Association of Printers Regional Seminar – Gampaha

    Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) regularly organizes regional seminars in outstation cities targeting the printers in the category of Small and Medium Enterprisesas well as the prospective youth who are interested in starting their career in printing industry. The regional seminar of the 3rdquarter of the year organized by Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) was held on Saturday, 18th August 2018, at “Saketha MeduraHotel”, Gampaha. The seminar was a huge success and over 60 printersin medium and small enterprise categories, in Gampaha district and over 50 youth who were interested in joining the printing industry attended seminar.

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  • EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

    20/08/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) organized a one day seminar to educate the entrepreneurs of the North Western Province on the national program of developing the 2000 new Exporters for the North Western Province entrepreneurs on August 17, 2018 at Hotel Blue Sky, Kurunegala.

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  • Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

    17/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

    Sri Lanka possesses the capabilities required to build quality boats that are on par with those made by the world leaders in boat building. Since France, Italy, Belgium, Scandinavia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the UK are competing boat building nations, Sri Lanka needs to aggressively market...

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  • The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

    16/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

    For centuries, the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka has been playing a central role in the country’s cultural, social and economic development. Growing from strength to strength, the industry presents tremendous opportunities of investment and value addition. There are two principal...

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    14/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    The 15th Exporters’ Forum chaired by State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on Tuesday 14 August at the EDB Auditorium. 

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  • Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    10/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    Sri Lankan companies have gained more than 28 business leads, about 15 business alliances, joint venture opportunities coupled with market exposure, and studying new trends in technology and innovation by participating in the exposure visit cum business matchmaking programs to Malaysia and Singapore for the electronics and electrical sector organised by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore from 16-21 July. 

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  • Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

    10/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

    Even if we’re a little more than halfway through 2018, we can’t help facing the fact that there’re some significant trends and forces shaping, influencing and disrupting the printing industry. So it’ll be in the best interests of Sri Lankan printing, pre-press and packaging services...

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  • Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    08/08/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    Sri Lanka is on course to reach the 2018 export target of US$ 17.5 billion set up by the government, said Chairperson, Export Development Board, Indira Malwatte.

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  • Professional and Career Women Awards 2018 EDB Chairperson recognised for top award in the State and Government Sector

    07/08/2018 Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Professional and Career Women Awards 2018 EDB Chairperson recognised for top award in the State and Government Sector

    When public sector officials are hardly recognized for their contribution to the national development, particularly management of public organizations and meeting set goals; Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group  has recognized and awarded the top State and Government Category Award to Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chirperson & Chief Executive of the  Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) for her outstanding contribution in reorganizing the Export Development Board to meet the new challenges and adopting a model of private-public sector partnership in developing and promoting exports and her 40 years of commitment in the export sector.

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  • Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

    06/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

    Come 2022, earn US $5 billion in annual revenue; create a total of 200,000 direct jobs; help launch 1000 ICT/ BPM startups. By any standard, to borrow Jim Collins’s phrase, it’s a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) in a national context, but, in the opinion of industry veterans, it’s quite...

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  • My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    06/08/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    Sagara Ranga Liyanage, Managing Director of Earth Bond Creations, a company earning foreign exchange by turning waste into finished products, in a country where waste management has become a social issue.

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