• Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

    17/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

    Sri Lanka possesses the capabilities required to build quality boats that are on par with those made by the world leaders in boat building. Since France, Italy, Belgium, Scandinavia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the UK are competing boat building nations, Sri Lanka needs to aggressively market...

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  • The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

    16/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

    For centuries, the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka has been playing a central role in the country’s cultural, social and economic development. Growing from strength to strength, the industry presents tremendous opportunities of investment and value addition. There are two principal...

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    14/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    The 15th Exporters’ Forum chaired by State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on Tuesday 14 August at the EDB Auditorium. 

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  • Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

    10/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

    Even if we’re a little more than halfway through 2018, we can’t help facing the fact that there’re some significant trends and forces shaping, influencing and disrupting the printing industry. So it’ll be in the best interests of Sri Lankan printing, pre-press and packaging services...

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  • Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    10/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    Sri Lankan companies have gained more than 28 business leads, about 15 business alliances, joint venture opportunities coupled with market exposure, and studying new trends in technology and innovation by participating in the exposure visit cum business matchmaking programs to Malaysia and Singapore for the electronics and electrical sector organised by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore from 16-21 July. 

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  • Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    08/08/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    Sri Lanka is on course to reach the 2018 export target of US$ 17.5 billion set up by the government, said Chairperson, Export Development Board, Indira Malwatte.

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  • My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    06/08/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    Sagara Ranga Liyanage, Managing Director of Earth Bond Creations, a company earning foreign exchange by turning waste into finished products, in a country where waste management has become a social issue.

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  • Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

    06/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

    Come 2022, earn US $5 billion in annual revenue; create a total of 200,000 direct jobs; help launch 1000 ICT/ BPM startups. By any standard, to borrow Jim Collins’s phrase, it’s a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) in a national context, but, in the opinion of industry veterans, it’s quite...

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  • SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

    01/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

    The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) represents the manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka, an industry with a history of over 100 years in exporting sophisticated rubber products to international markets.

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  • Workshop on product innovation, technology and R&D for SL tyre manufacturing industry

    26/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Workshop on product innovation, technology and R&D for SL tyre manufacturing industry

    The EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) and Plastic and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) organised a two-day workshop from 13 to 14 July on product innovation, technology and R&D to upgrade the knowledge of the tyre manufacturers/exporters by obtaining the services of international technical experts.

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  • EDB organises seminar and matchmaking program on Canadian market in Colombo

    26/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB organises seminar and matchmaking program on Canadian market in Colombo

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a seminar and matchmaking program with the services of two Canadian marketing experts. The objective of the program is to increase awareness among Sri Lankan exporters on the Canadian market and to develop business linkages between Sri Lankan companies and buyers in Canada for increasing exports to Canada.

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  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE SCENARIO

    24/07/2018 EDB

    02/01/2017
    INTERNATIONAL TRADE SCENARIO

    The EDB organized a one hour Panel discussion with Madam Arancha Gonzalez - Executive Director/International Trade Centre, Geneva on “Which Way are Trade Winds Blowing? – Current and Future International Trade Scenario” on Friday 20th July 2018 from 9.00 am to 10.00 am at the Lotus Room at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) for around 200 participants from the public & private sector stakeholders.

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  • State Of The Printing Industry From A Local And Global Perspective

    23/07/2018 EDB Blog

    02/01/2017
    State Of The Printing Industry From A Local And Global Perspective

    With the acquisition of combined offset / digital printing equipment, many Sri Lankan printers are fully geared to break fresh grounds and go global in this new era of globalization.

    As a top office bearer of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) has disclosed to The Sunday Times recently, the industry is striving to establish Sri Lanka as a global printing hub that would open fresh business opportunities and rake in much needed earnings in foreign currency.

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  • 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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  • 28th Edition of FACETS - celebrating Sri Lanka’s most sparkling resources

    18/07/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    28th Edition of FACETS - celebrating Sri Lanka’s most sparkling resources

    On the 18th of July 2018 at a press conference held at the OZO in Colombo, the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewelry Association announced the launch of the 28th edition of the FACETS International Gem & Jewelry Exhibition.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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