• Govt introduces B2C direct transaction under E-commerce

    23/10/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Govt introduces B2C direct transaction under E-commerce

    The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media as envisaged in the Budget-2018 by the Minister Mangala Samaraweera has established a regulatory framework enabling Sri Lankan companies to initiate Business to Consumer (B2C) direct E-Commerce transactions with overseas customers.

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  • US-China trade war gives local exporters new partnership chances: EDB

    22/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    US-China trade war gives local exporters new partnership chances: EDB

    Sri Lanka’s exporters have the opportunity to exploit the tariff war between the US and China to attract new foreign partners, the Export Development Board (EDB) said, noting that the environment for exports remained positive with 60% of the total export targets for 2018 being achieved in the first nine months.

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  • EDB chief confident of meeting export targets

    21/10/2018 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    EDB chief confident of meeting export targets

    The Export Development Board (EDB) is confident of achieving the export target of US$ 17. 5 billion by the end this year and the $ 20 billion by 2020, said EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte on the sidelines of the 16th Exporter’s Forum held at the EDB auditorium last week.

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 16th Exporters’ Forum

    16/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 16th Exporters’ Forum

    The 16th Exporters Forum chaired by International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on 16/10/2018 at the Export Development Board auditorium. 

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  • Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters to enter US Market

    15/10/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters  to enter US Market

    Over the last several months, the Export Development Board has developed a relationship with UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Global Access Program (GAP) with a view to strengthening Sri Lanka’s exports to the United States. The Export Development Board has worked closely with GAP Executive Director Dr. Fredrik Leuhusen, in addition to seeking external reference from agencies in New Zealand and Finland who have been among the most frequent GAP clients.

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  • Indian project giant NTC Logistics starts operations in Sri Lanka

    13/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Indian project giant NTC Logistics starts operations in Sri Lanka

    One of the largest project logistics companies in India, NTC Logistics started their operations in Sri Lanka last week with a joint venture partner Eagle Logistics.

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  • JCT transhipment volumes increase by 23.3%

    12/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    JCT transhipment volumes increase by 23.3%

    The State-owned Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) witnessed the highest growth of 23.3% in transhipment container throughput for the first nine months (from January to September) in 2018, as against the corresponding period in 2017. During the first nine months of 2018, the transhipment volume handled by Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) reached 1,445,424 TEUs, compared to 1,172,542 TEUs handled for the same period in 2017.

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  • Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

    05/10/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

    The Chairperson and Chief Executive, EDB Indira Malwatte together with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany had extremely fruitful discussions with officers from Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiatives for import promotion of selected countries.

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  • EDB organizes Technical Training Program in Malaysia

    04/10/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB organizes Technical Training Program in Malaysia

    The EDB with the assistance of Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia organized a Technical Training Program for the latex rubber product sectors at the Academy of Hevea Malaysia of Malaysian Rubber Board recently, for twelve technical representatives of leading companies engaged in manufacturing and exporting latex rubber products.

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  • EFL wins Highest Foreign Exchange Earner for logistics services at Presidential Export Awards

    29/09/2018 Colombopage

    02/01/2017
    EFL wins Highest Foreign Exchange Earner for logistics services at Presidential Export Awards

    Leading global logistics provider Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd (EFL) won the award for Highest Foreign Exchange Earner - Logistics Services at the recently held Presidential Export Awards 2017/2018.

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  • EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

    21/09/2018 Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

    The 22nd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony was held to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Exporters at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, on September 18, 2018, under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena the President of Sri Lanka.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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