• Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

    05/05/2017

    02/01/2017
    Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

    Japan IT Week, the largest IT trade show in Japan, is a single location solution offering latest IT technologies and solutions. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd and to be held from May 10 to 12, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, an International Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan, the Japan IT Week will...

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  • EDB promoting exports of ICT services

    03/05/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promoting exports of ICT services

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) with the assistance of Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) is organising a seminar on Sri Lanka IT in Tokyo on 9 May and participating at Japan IT Week 2017 from 10-12 May at Tokyo big sight, Japan.

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board prepared to develop entrepreneurs in Central Province to become Exporters

    02/05/2017

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board prepared to develop entrepreneurs in Central Province to become Exporters

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on the direction of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade held the second programme of creating awareness for the Central Province entrepreneurs on the developing 2000 new exporters by 2020 on 28th April 2017 at the Central Provincial Council Auditorium of Pallekele, Kandy.

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  • Sri Lanka Participation at the Seafood Expo Global 2017

    19/04/2017

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Participation at the Seafood Expo Global 2017

    Seafood Expo Global 2017, the world’s largest seafood trade event will take place at Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium from April 25 – 27, 2017 with the participation of over 1700 exhibiting companies from over 80 countries and more than 26,000 buyers, suppliers

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  • Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

    12/04/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) conducted the first national symposium for Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) with more than 150 public and private sector representatives to plan the next export growth cycle of the country.

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  • Made in Sri Lanka; an Icon of Eco-Sustainability and Quality

    11/04/2017

    02/01/2017
    Made in Sri Lanka; an Icon of Eco-Sustainability and Quality

    Sri Lanka Apparel’s innovative and environmentally sustainable approach to design, production, and delivery has allowed us to create a unique global niche for labor and environment sustainable apparels made in Sri Lanka. With nearly USD 4.2 billion of export value and a global market share of 1.2%...

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  • National exports strategy key to development agenda

    11/04/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    National exports strategy key to development agenda

    Following is the message by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, delivered to mark Sri Lanka’s First National Export Strategy Symposium held at the Temple Trees.

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  • Ceylon Tea – Sri Lanka’s Gift to the World

    07/04/2017

    02/01/2017
    Ceylon Tea – Sri Lanka’s Gift to the World

    Although tea originated in China nearly 5000 years ago, it is Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon that made the unique flavor of tea popular across the world during the 19th and 20th centuries. Distinctively flavored by the terroir, which is the elevation, climate, soil composition and water quality of an...

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  • Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon

    04/04/2017

    02/01/2017
    Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon

    A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation springing right from that origin. To be qualified as a GI, a sign must identify a product unequivocally as originating in a given place Agricultural products typically...

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  • EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

    27/03/2017 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) under the direction of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade launched the first in a series of awareness programmes under the National Programme of Development of 2000 exporters by the year 2020 in Jaffna....

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  • EDB to Groom 2,000 Entrepreneurs

    20/03/2017 by Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    EDB to Groom 2,000 Entrepreneurs

    EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte

    The Export Development Board (EDB), the apex body for exports in the country, has embarked on a program to groom 2,000 entrepreneurs to enter the global export market which will result in many trickle down benefits to the economy.

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  • National Strategy for Exports.

    02/02/2017

    02/01/2017
    National Strategy for Exports.

    The Export Development Board (EDB) has initiated action on the preparation of a National Export Strategy (NES) for the next five years. The EDB is empowered by the Sri Lanka Export development Act to prepare a national Export strategy.

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  • Gem Lapidaries in Sri Lanka - Attuned to the fine art of Gem Cutting in Sri Lanka

    17/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Gem Lapidaries in Sri Lanka - Attuned to the fine art of Gem Cutting in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has been celebrated for the brightest and the most valuable gemstones in the world and was suspected to be the locality of mythical ‘Tarshish’, the port city, which supplied King Solomon with gems, silver, pearls and ivory.

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  • Coconut Fiber Geo-Logs and Geotextiles in Environment Conservation

    17/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Coconut Fiber Geo-Logs and Geotextiles in Environment Conservation

    With the annual economic losses due to deforestation and land degradation estimated at a 1.5 – 3.4 trillion Euro in 2008, equaling 3.3 – 7.5% of global GDP in 2008, the world is fighting a losing battle against soil erosion and degradation caused by natural and man-made causes.

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  • Sri Lanka’s Gem Exports to China set to increase

    16/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s Gem Exports to China set to increase

    In the wake of the Free Trade Agreement between China & Sri Lanka to be finalized around March 2017 and of the recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) & Guangdong Gems and Jade Exchange (GDGJE), it’s on the cards that Sri Lankan gem exports to China, the world’s largest gem importer enjoying the lion’s share, that is, 76.8% of the world gem market - In financial terms, China’s gem imports amount to a whopping US $25.8 billion - will grow considerably.

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  • Educating a New Generation for a Better Future for Ceylon Cinnamon

    16/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Educating a New Generation for a Better Future for Ceylon Cinnamon

    Sri Lanka holds the monopoly for Ceylon Cinnamon or true cinnamon, the celebrated spice that changed the human history forever. Made from the bark of the small evergreen tree called Cinnamomum zelanicum, Ceylon Cinnamon’s unique fragrance and taste, as well as its remarkably low amounts of coumarin, had made it one of the most sought after spices made in Sri Lanka, ever since the world discovered the many uses of Ceylon Cinnamon.

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  • Ceylon Sapphire’s Star is Rising Due to Changing Market Trends

    12/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Ceylon Sapphire’s Star is Rising Due to Changing Market Trends

    Sri Lanka was once again reaffirmed as the Rathnadweepa or ‘the isle of gems’ by the discovery of the biggest blue star sapphire from a mine in Rathnapura, the town of gems.

    Weighing an astonishing 1404 carats, the rare star sapphire now known as ‘Star of Adam’ was valued at over USD 300 million. Found during the fall of the year 2015, the star sapphire has evoked a greater interest and excitement among the global gem and jewelry traders.

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  • The Thriving Boat and Sea Craft Manufacturing Industry in Sri Lanka

    12/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    The Thriving Boat and Sea Craft Manufacturing Industry in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lankan boat manufacturers are seeing an increase in demand for pleasure, commercial and fishing boats following the International Boat and Fisheries Exhibition 2016 that was held at Dickowita Fishery Harbor in October last year.

    According to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, the country is tipped to receive an income of Rs. 20 billion by exporting Sri Lankan made fishing vessels to European countries including the UK, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and France.

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  • Improving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Sector with New Breeds and Varieties

    11/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Improving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Sector with New Breeds and Varieties

    Sri Lanka, the cradle of the global rubber revolution and one of the eleven natural rubber growing countries in the world, only holds the tenth position among the eleven members of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) mainly due to the low production and yield of natural rubber.

    Due to the low yield in Sri Lankan rubber plantations and to the rising amounts of domestic consumption, Sri Lanka’s rubber exports have diminished from 120,900 metric tons in 1980 to a mere 16,300 metric tons in 2014, as per the statistics provided by the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka.

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  • Coco Peat based Growing Media from Sri Lanka for Greenhouse Cultivation

    11/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Coco Peat based Growing Media from Sri Lanka for Greenhouse Cultivation

    It’s no secret that Sri Lanka’s abundance of Coconut plantations is a significant source of export earnings and employment generation in that it gives rise to a number of industries from Coconut flour to desiccate to activated carbon to coir grow bags and everything in between. While it’s not as common as Coconut oil, desiccate & activated carbon exports, Coconut substrate based growing media are a lucrative exports industry. The industry has created an economic value for Coco peat, a byproduct of coir manufacturing industry, which had long been held as deleterious in terms of the fertility of land.

    Foremost among these growing media are coir grow bags, a product extensively used in greenhouses...

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