• Govt. launches landmark five year National Export Strategy

    20/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Govt. launches landmark five year National Export Strategy

    Opening a new chapter to link local exports to global value chains, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday launched the National Export Strategy (NES) as the latest Government effort to boost foreign exchange earnings and employment. 

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  • PM to launch 5 year National Export Strategy

    19/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    PM to launch 5 year National Export Strategy

    The much-awaited five-year National Export Strategy (NES) that lays emphasis on diversification of exports through strengthening of emerging sectors to chart the next export growth cycle of Sri Lanka will be unveiled under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (19-07-2018) at a ceremony at the Temple Trees, Colombo.

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  • Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018

    17/07/2018

    02/01/2017
    Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018

    Organized by Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), in association with Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, South Asia’s most focused and largest...

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  • Tripartite MOU signed between BOI, EDB and Business France

    13/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Tripartite MOU signed between BOI, EDB and Business France

    A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka and Business France today. (13 July 2018) 

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  • Export revenue expected to boost as National Export Strategy receives cabinet nod

    10/07/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Export revenue expected to boost as National Export Strategy receives cabinet nod

    The NES is a comprehensive and carefully structured five-year strategy aimed at increasing exports and generating enhanced revenue for Sri Lanka’s SMEs and exporters. The implementation of this endeavour will witness the increasing of Sri Lanka’s export revenue to USD$ 28 billion by 2022.

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  • A Delegation of Sri Lankan Electronics and Electrical Companies to Visit ‘Tenaga Kuala Lumpur Exhibition 2018’ and Singapore between
    July 16 -21

    10/07/2018

    02/01/2017
    A Delegation of Sri Lankan Electronics and Electrical Companies to Visit ‘Tenaga Kuala Lumpur Exhibition 2018’  and Singapore between <br/> July 16 -21

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing exposure visit cum one on one business meetings in Malaysia and Singapore with the assistance of High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore from 16th -21st July 2018 with the participation of 6 electronics and electrical sector companies...

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  • SLANSHEI Contribution to Non-State Higher Education Sector

    01/07/2018 Sunday Times Sri Lanka

    02/01/2017
    SLANSHEI Contribution to Non-State Higher Education Sector

    Sri Lanka Association of Non- State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI) is an umbrella organization formed in the year 2016 through the initiation of seven leading private institutes working for a common set of goals aimed at addressing the needs of the non-state higher education sector in the country. The seven founding members comprised of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology ( SLIIT), Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College ( CINEC), Horizon Campus (HC), Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology ( APIIT), Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Aquinas and South Asian Institute of Technology and Management (SAITM). Apart from these institutes, Saegis, KIU and Gateway Graduate School have currently gained its full membership.

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  • EDB, Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand organize Technical Exposure, Capacity Building Programme

    29/06/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB, Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand organize Technical Exposure, Capacity Building Programme

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand organized a Technical Exposure and Capacity Building Programme for 13 export ready SMEs identified under 2000 New Exporters Development Programme including Women Entrepreneurs, coinciding with the “THAIFEX - World of Food Asia-2018” from May 28 to June 2, 2018 in Thailand.

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  • The Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds the 14th Exporters' Forum

    25/06/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds the 14th Exporters' Forum

    The 14th Exporters’ Forum Chaired by Hon.Sujeewa Senasinghe’State Minister of International Trade was held on Friday 22nd June, 2018 at the EDB Auditorium.

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  • Ecoeye Lanka Proprietor Nalin Herath endeavouring to win the world

    25/06/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Ecoeye Lanka Proprietor Nalin Herath endeavouring to win the world

    There is an old saying, “Behind Every Successful Man, There is a Woman.” That is a proven truth in the Sri Lankan society. Nalin Herath, the proprietor of Ecoeye Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., is a man of courage.

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  • Boat Building Industry of Sri Lanka: The Present and the Future

    25/06/2018

    02/01/2017
    Boat Building Industry of Sri Lanka: The Present and the Future

    Sri Lanka, the picturesque island in the heart of the Indian Ocean, boasts a long and proud history of boat building. It’s well-poised to become the hub for boat manufacturing in the Asian region over its strategic location, highly trainable workforce and labour cost advantage. On top of that,...

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  • Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

    22/06/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

    Being the Strategic Partner of the Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) 2018 from 19th to 21st June 2018, the EDB collaborated with CCC in organizing foreign buyers delegation for the event considering the benefits that will accrue to the development of exports through establishment of trade links, creating investment opportunities into the export sectors and image building efforts of the country.

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  • Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

    20/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

    In a fresh bid to enhance exports to China and attract investment, industry professionals gathered for a discussion last week organised by the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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  • EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

    19/06/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday said the National Export Strategy (NES) it has designed in collaboration with the export sector stakeholders is ready to be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.

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  • Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

    18/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

    Sri Lanka’s footprint in global boats and shipping sector may be smaller, but Lankan exports in it continue to surge in strong numbers. As a result Sri Lanka is ambitiously positioning for $ 200 million boats and shipping exports by 2022.

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  • Exports to China gets major boost

    11/06/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Exports to China gets major boost

    Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB) has drawn up a new entry strategy for the Chinese market to pre-identify products using an international consultancy firm/consultant, as most of Sri Lanka’s SMEs fail to complete export orders to China.

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  • EDB adds wellness tourism to export basket from this year

    06/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB adds wellness tourism to export basket from this year

    The Export Development Board (EDB) announced that ‘wellness tourism’ would be added to the export basket from this year onwards, setting an initial $ 2 million target for the sector.

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  • EDB opens provincial office in Jaffna

    06/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB opens provincial office in Jaffna

    The Export Development Board (EDB), the apex body for exports in the country, will launch its provincial office in Jaffna tomorrow in a bid to encourage domestic enterprises to invest in export industries and facilitate regional entrepreneurs to explore new business opportunities. 

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  • EDB eyes $17.4b export revenue

    05/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB eyes $17.4b export revenue

    Notwithstanding the global trade decline and sanctions, Sri Lanka has set an ambitious export earning target of $17.4 billion by the end of this year, with 29% of the total target being achieved in the first four months.

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  • 22nd Presidential Export Awards on 18 September

    05/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    22nd Presidential Export Awards on 18 September

    The 22nd Presidential Export Awards organised by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be held on 18 September under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

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