• Thai Week Seminar in Sri Lanka promotes greater bilateral trade and investment

    14/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Thai Week Seminar in Sri Lanka promotes greater bilateral trade and investment

    The Thai Week last week held a special seminar themed ‘Sri Lanka-Thailand Strategic Partnership in the making: Perspectives on trade, investment and development opportunities’ inviting an expert group of panellists to share their views and insights.

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  • Thailand Week Trade Fair opens investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka

    10/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Thailand Week Trade Fair opens investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka

    The Thailand Week Trade Fair kicked off 09-03-2018, opening many investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka. The second edition is taking place at the BMICH and will go on till 11-03-2018.

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  • Australian High Commissioner calls for gender equality, empowerment in Sri Lanka

    09/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Australian High Commissioner calls for gender equality, empowerment in Sri Lanka

    As Sri Lanka posts one of the lowest female workforce participation rates of any comparable country, Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson yesterday called on all stakeholders to promote gender equality and empowerment to unleash the potential of women in business

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  • Global wellness tourism expert Dr. Linser to meet Lankan industry at EDB seminar

    27/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Global wellness tourism expert Dr. Linser to meet Lankan industry at EDB seminar

    The Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (EDB) has invited Linser Hospitality Austria Managing Director Dr. Franz Linser, who is an internationally renowned wellness tourism expert, to conduct a seminar and consultancy session to the Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism service sector.

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  • ExIm & Logistics Challenge Trophy launched

    26/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    ExIm & Logistics Challenge Trophy launched

    The Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) in association with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has launched a new corporate quiz for the ExIm & Logistics Trophy for the first time.

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  • EDB holds a Seminar for the Electronics and Electrical Sector Exporters and Potential Exporters

    22/02/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB holds a Seminar for the Electronics and Electrical Sector Exporters and Potential Exporters

    The Export Development Board (EDB) organised a seminar for the electronics and electrical sector exporters and potential exporters in Sri Lanka to make them aware on the recent developments of the industry and the market linkages and trade and tariff concessions in identified regional markets. About 35 participants from the electronics and electrical sector attended this seminar held at the EDB.

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  • Success story of an unsuccessful 200 attempts to can king coconut water

    19/02/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Success story of an unsuccessful 200 attempts to can king coconut water

    Hela Coco Inventor Hareendra Mahakumara endeavouring to establish a local brand among international soft drink brands said he was unsuccessful 200 times in his attempts to can king coconut water.

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  • 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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