• Island of Ingenuity national brand for ICT/BPM launched

    16/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Island of Ingenuity national brand for ICT/BPM launched

    From left: PwC Executive Director Nishan Mendis, Chief Guest Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte, Branding Committee Representative and SLASSCOM Chairman Ruwindhu Peiris and Branding Committee Representative and FITIS Chairman Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayake look on at the event

    Sri Lanka’s latest national branding attempt for the ICT/BPM sector ‘IOI - Island of Ingenuity’ was officially launched yesterday, with the Government assuring a Rs. 300 million investment to create a global centre of excellence in high-end product engineering, IP creation and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO).

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  • SLEMEA - SLEDB Business Conference 2018 for electronics and electrical sector

    15/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLEMEA - SLEDB Business Conference 2018 for electronics and electrical sector

    Sri Lanka Electronics Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA), in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) recently organised a business conference for the Sri Lankan electronics and electrical industry to highlight the importance of the sector in the export market. The conference was held at the EDB and drew around 70 participants.

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  • EDB’s ICT/BPM sector national brand launch

    14/02/2018 Ceylon Today

    02/01/2017
    EDB’s ICT/BPM sector national brand launch

    The official brand launch of the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector, organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with Asian Development Bank (ADB) using technical assistance funding from the Japan Fund, will be held at the Lotus Conference Room, BMICH, on 15-02-2018.

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  • Rattan Craft to intensify handicraft exports

    08/02/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Rattan Craft to intensify handicraft exports

    Sri Lanka is a fertile ground for handicraft artisans.  It is no secret that the creations of their hands are invincible in the world...........

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  • EDB, SLGJA partner to attract innovative jewellery design talent

    08/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB, SLGJA partner to attract innovative jewellery design talent

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) in collaboration with Academy of Design (AOD) launched a One Year Diploma in Jewellery Designing............

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  • Highlights of Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA which makes watershed in Sri Lankan economy

    06/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Highlights of Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA which makes watershed in Sri Lankan economy

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena witness the signing of the free trade agreement by Singapore’s Minister of Trade S. Ishwaran and Sri Lankan Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama.

    On 23 January, Sri Lanka marked a significant watershed in the development of its economy when it signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore after 18 months of negotiations between the trade negotiation teams of both countries.

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  • UK delegation visits EDB

    01/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    UK delegation visits EDB

    A group of UK Parliamentarians headed by MP Ranil Jayawardena visited EDB recently and discussed the current trade scenario as well as the future potential......

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  • Significant growth in exports in Jan-Nov 2017

    18/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Significant growth in exports in Jan-Nov 2017

    Exports continued to record growth momentum for eight of 11 months of 2017 compared to 2016, the Exports Development Board (EDB) said yesterday(17-01-2018).

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  • Lanka Rubber Global Consortium debuts to boost exports

    18/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Lanka Rubber Global Consortium debuts to boost exports

    A unique Lanka Rubber Global Consortium was launched yesterday (17-01-2018) to boost the industry’s exports under a groundbreaking multi-stakeholder initiative.

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  • International fashion industry expert Donald Potard from Parson’s University in Paris visits Sri Lanka

    10/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    International fashion industry expert Donald Potard from Parson’s University in Paris visits Sri Lanka

    In line with the Export Development Board’s (EDB) efforts to promote the fashion design sector, EDB gave the opportunity for three Sri Lankan designers to promote their designs..........

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  • Iranian delegates visited to EDB

    08/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Iranian delegates visited to EDB

    A four-member Iranian delegation visited the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to discuss the potential for re-exportation of dehydrated grapes to the Middle Eastern market.......

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  • Collaborating To Compete: A new dawn to the Sri Lankan Rubber sector entities! – EDB/ADB Initiative

    25/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Collaborating To Compete: A new dawn to the Sri Lankan Rubber sector entities! – EDB/ADB Initiative

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) having collaborated with Asian Development Bank carried out a study to identify issues being encountered by companies in their value chains pertaining to few identified sectors in Sri Lanka such as Rubber,.....

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  • Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

    21/12/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

    Sri Lankan exporters, service providers, and buyers engaged in a full day pilot export marketplace organized by Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Dilmah Conservation and the World Bank Group. Three companies were awarded prizes of US$ 5000 each to strengthen their export value proposition.

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  • Sri Lanka breeds Arowana (lucky fish) successfully in Polonnaruwa.

    12/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka breeds Arowana (lucky fish) successfully in Polonnaruwa.

    For the first time in Sri Lanka, successful captive breeding of Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus) has been recorded in the Polonnaruwa district recently. The species is considered as a high valued ornamental fish in the international market and the local market as well.

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  • EDB promotes global value chain linking automobile component manufacturing sector with Thailand

    12/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes global value chain linking automobile component manufacturing sector with Thailand

    The global trading environment is changing rapidly with global production networks and global value chains. The developments are a result of product fragmentation; cross boarder dispersion of component production/assembly. Each country specializes in a particular stage of production sequence and trades the value added components which ultimately results in the final product.

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  • Turkey’s DeriDesen interested in starting production in Sri Lanka

    08/12/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Turkey’s DeriDesen interested in starting production in Sri Lanka

    Istanbul-based Turkish label manufacturer DeriDesen has expressed interest in starting a production plant in Sri Lanka.

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  • Strong uptick in exports and FDIs, latest 2017 data shows

    08/12/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Strong uptick in exports and FDIs, latest 2017 data shows

    As Sri Lanka’s pro-growth reforms gather pace, amidst an improving external economic environment, exports and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) have shown substantial increases this year compared to last year, the Development Strategy and International Trade Ministry said.

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  • Exploring new opportunities under Pakistan-SL FTA at Expo Pakistan

    05/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Exploring new opportunities under Pakistan-SL FTA at Expo Pakistan

    The Trade Development Authority functioning under the purview of Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan organised the 10th Expo Pakistan from 7 to 9 November at Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan.

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  • Export Development Board (EDB) held the 12th Exporters’ Forum

    22/11/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Export Development Board (EDB) held the 12th Exporters’ Forum

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB) organized the 12th Exporters Forum at the EDB Auditorium on 21th November 2017.

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  • Stakeholders conclude consultative meetings on National Export Strategy

    16/11/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Stakeholders conclude consultative meetings on National Export Strategy

    The Export Development Board (EDB) together with the Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry and International Trade Centre (ITC) held the final consultative meeting of the National Export Strategy (NES) with its line ministries and private sector stakeholders to chart the next export growth cycle of the country in Colombo yesterday.

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