• Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    30/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    Sri Lanka has been well known as a high-quality cutting and polishing destination with competitive pricing and still maintains a reputation as one of the best cutting centres for service cutting in the world. Sri Lanka’s lapidary sector consists of cutting and polishing of diamonds and coloured gem stones and the industry plays a vital role in adding value to locally produced and imported gem stones. The value addition per carat in the calibrated stone industry is estimated to vary between 25-30% for imported stones and 40-100% for local stones.

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  • FACETS to glitter in September

    23/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    FACETS to glitter in September

    The Gem & Jewellery Industry of Sri Lanka gears for the 28th edition of its premier exhibition, FACETS Sri Lanka 2018, which will be held from 30 August to 2 September at the BMICH.

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  • EDB discusses National Export Strategy with top Harvard economist

    23/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB discusses National Export Strategy with top Harvard economist

    Officials of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) discussed the forthcoming National Export Strategy (NES) and other key initiatives of the agency with top Harvard economist Prof. Ricardo Hausmann last week (16 May).

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  • Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

    22/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

    The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board will be organising Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 from 19 to 21 June for the third consecutive year at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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  • Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    21/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is in the process of developing new export diversification strategies to increase the share of exports by effective utilisation of provisions under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and India.

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  • EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    16/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the national program to establish 2,000 new exporters. The program was held at the Sanaya Hotel, Matara on Friday, 11 May.

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  • A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    04/05/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board under the directive of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade arranged a successful inward delegation from Pakistan following the research done by EDB in 2017 on new opportunities in Pakistan, the 2nd largest economy in South Asia. This mission also focused on maximizing trade under the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) to achieve the export earnings of US$ 20 million in 2020.

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  • Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM brand ‘Island of Ingenuity’ debuts in London

    19/04/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM brand ‘Island of Ingenuity’ debuts in London

    The national brand for the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector was launched in London on 18-04-2018

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  • Ceylon Cinnamon, Ceylon Tea to be recognised as Geographical Indications in Sri Lanka

    03/04/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Ceylon Cinnamon, Ceylon Tea to be recognised as Geographical Indications in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is the leading exporter of true cinnamon to the world and holds 80% of the world market share for true cinnamon.....

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  • Printing in the spotlight at SLECC

    17/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Printing in the spotlight at SLECC

    The Sri Lanka Printers Exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) was inaugurated yesterday at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) under the patronage of Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama and SLAP Chairman Chandralal Jayawardana. Commercial Bank Chairman Dharmma Dheerasinghe, EDB Chairperson and Chief Executive Indira Malwatte and SLAP President Ranjith Fernando were also present as Chief Guests. The exhibition focuses on materials made with advanced technology needed for printing of newspapers

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  • EDB teams with international expert Dr. Franz Linser to foster medical and wellness tourism sector

    16/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB teams with international expert Dr. Franz Linser to foster medical and wellness tourism sector

    The EDB organised a wellness tourism seminar with Dr. Franz Linser, international wellness tourism expert from Austria on 27 February at the EDB. Around 70 participants from the Ayurveda resorts, Spa centers, Private hospitals, travel companies and tourism consultants participated this seminar along with some government officials overlook this sector.

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  • 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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  • “Why be an employee without being a generator of employment” ?

    14/03/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    “Why be an employee without being a generator of employment” ?

    Samantha Mirando, who did not take up the state position due to him after being graduated and became successful in the entrepreneurship field.

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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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