• Fundamentals of Green Construction

    17/12/2018

    02/01/2017
    Fundamentals of Green Construction

    Green construction, an upcoming concept to the global construction sector itself, is an area that is booming by the day. Green construction essentially refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life cycle: from designing, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

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  • Exciting Prospects for Construction Service Exports from Sri Lanka

    17/12/2018

    02/01/2017
    Exciting Prospects for Construction Service Exports from Sri Lanka

    Gaining momentum from the rapid development emerging in Asia and Africa, Sri Lanka's promising construction exports sector is a sphere that has been growing from strength to strength in recent years.

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  • CICT to enhance Colombo Port’s deep water capacity by March 2019

    14/12/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    CICT to enhance Colombo Port’s deep water capacity by March 2019

    Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) yesterday announced a significant equipment addition that will enhance the terminal’s deep water capacity and make Colombo one of the few ports in Asia capable of handling vessels of 22,000 + TEUs. The Company said the enhancement encompasses the addition of two new mega Quay Gantry Cranes (QGCs), six new Rubber-tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs) and 12 Prime Movers, and is planned for completion by March 2019. CICT’s existing QGCs are the biggest gantry cranes in the Indian Subcontinent region, and the addition of two even larger twin-lift QGCs from Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC), a global leader in quayside container cranes, will further strengthen the Port of Colombo’s hub status, the Company said.

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  • Cinnamon essential oil could disrupt bacterial biofilms and make infections easier to treat

    14/12/2018

    02/01/2017
    Cinnamon essential oil could disrupt bacterial biofilms and make infections easier to treat

    Bacterial biofilms lead to serious health care complications associated with increased morbidity and mortality. There is a great need to discover and develop new biofilm inhibitors from natural products or by modifying natural compounds or understanding the modes of action of existing compounds.

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  • EDB Promotes Sri Lanka Apparel in France to maximize benefits under GSP+

    14/12/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Promotes Sri Lanka Apparel in France to maximize benefits under GSP+

    EDB in its efforts to increase apparel exports to EU,  organized  an apparel promotion programme in France by participating at the  “Apparel Sourcing Paris 2018” which is the  leading sourcing trade fair held in Europe for the second consecutive year in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in France.

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  • Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

    13/12/2018

    02/01/2017
    Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

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    The Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC 2018) organised by SLASSCOM Quality Circle for the third consecutive year in Sri Lanka to provide a platform to all the test automation professionals to meet, present and challenge ideas was held on November 14, 2018 at BMICH, BCIS Auditorium, Colombo.

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  • Sri Lanka to tap all energy sources for power generation

    13/12/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri  Lanka to tap all energy sources for power generation

    Sri Lanka is working towards deriving maximum power generation from all spectrums of energy sources while minimizing the environmental impact it will cause. “It is important to tap all the power resources to generate the necessary supply and we are considerate of the environmental impact in doing so. Therefore, measures will be taken to mitigate the impact on the environment,” While the government is keen on working towards 100 percent electrification of households in the country, it has provided electricity to all the households requesting power.

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  • EDB held an ornamental plant production program for export

    06/12/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB held an ornamental plant production program for export

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS), Department of National Botanic Gardens (DNBG) and Sri Lanka floriculture industry experts organized a full day workshop on production of ornamental plants. The workshop was held on 4th December 2018 at the EDB auditorium.

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  • EDB organized an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

    05/12/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB organized an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan organized an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan, from 3rd to 5th December 2018 with the objective of developing business linkages between Sri Lankan companies and the Japanese buyers as well as to increase awareness among Sri Lankan exporters on the Japanese market.

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  • Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

    05/12/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

    Another successful implementation of the National Budget 2018 though ‘IT Initiative’, marked with the inauguration of the Training Program in Fundamentals of Data Science was held on 29 October, at the Senate Hall of University of Colombo.

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  • A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

    04/12/2018

    02/01/2017
    A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

    After reluctantly waking up on a chilly morning, most people stumble groggily into the kitchen to fix a cup of tea. The brew instantaneously warms you up virtually lifting your spirits and making the chill go away. A recent study reveals the scientific basis behind this and throws light on a few other...

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  • Technical transfer program for coir-based manufacturers in North Western and Southern provinces

    03/12/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Technical transfer program for coir-based manufacturers in North Western and Southern provinces

    The EDB’s Regional Development Division successfully concluded a Technical transfer program for coir-based manufacturers in the North Western Province (NWP) & Southern Province (SP) from 19-29 November under the ‘2000 Exporters Development Program’.

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  • NOCU organized an awareness workshop an Organic Farming for International Markets Prospects

    30/11/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    NOCU organized an awareness workshop an Organic Farming for International Markets Prospects

    NOCU organized an awareness workshop for the stakeholders engaged in organic agriculture related activities to educate them on the role of NOCU and international market prospects for organic agriculture products. Workshop was held on 29th November 2018 at the EDB 3rd Floor Auditorium. This workshop was organized for Growers/Farmers, Processors, Traders, Exporters, Importers Other organic related entrepreneurs etc.

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  • Sri Lanka wins big at APICTA 2018

    30/11/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka wins big at APICTA 2018

    At the recently held APICTA 2018, Sri Lanka won 3 Gold Awards and was also able to secure 7 Merit awards. In addition to that, Sri Lanka also emerged as the third highest achiever in the awards tally at APICTA 2018 as well. APICTA or the Asia Pacific Information Communication and Technology Alliance is an association of national ICT organizations representing their respective economies.

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  • Roots of Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine

    26/11/2018

    02/01/2017
    Roots of Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine

    Wide in scope and rich in diversity, Sri Lankan traditional medicine is a combination of the indigenous medicine of the country (Deshiya chikitsa) and Ayurveda received from India. It draws upon Siddha medicine (from South India) and Unani medicine (from the Middle East). While the different systems...

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  • EDB workshop on ornamental plant production program for export

    26/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB workshop on ornamental plant production program for export

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board, in collaboration with National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS), Department of National Botanic Gardens (DNBG), and Sri Lanka floriculture industry experts, will organise a full day workshop on the production of ornamental plants. The workshop will be held on 4th December at the EDB auditorium.

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  • Successful participation of Sri Lanka at first China International Import Expo in Shanghai

    23/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Successful participation of Sri Lanka at first China International Import Expo in Shanghai

    The CIIE is China’s first import expo held at the national level, an innovation in the history of global trade. The first CIIE was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) and organised by Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government supported by the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and organised by the China International Import Expo Bureau and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

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  • Sri Lankan construction companies seek business opportunities in Ethiopia

    23/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan construction companies seek business opportunities in Ethiopia

    A delegation from Major Constructors of Sri Lanka (MCSL) representing Sanken Overseas Ltd., Saw Engineering Ltd., Vee Power Ltd. and ELS Construction Ltd., had a business promotion mission in Ethiopia during the first week of November.

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  • EDB organising Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

    21/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB organising Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan is organising an Inward Buyer Delegation from Japan, from 3-5 December with the objective of developing business linkages between Sri Lankan companies and the Japanese buyers and to increase awareness among Sri Lankan exporters on the Japanese market.

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  • Promotion of Sri Lanka Food & Beverages Products at the ‘World’s Largest Food innovation Exhibition’ -SIAL France under the national pavilion organized by the EDB

    16/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Promotion of Sri Lanka Food & Beverages Products at the ‘World’s Largest Food innovation Exhibition’ -SIAL France under the national pavilion organized by the EDB

    The Salon International de l'Agroalimentaire (SIAL) one of the largest food innovation exhibitions in the world dedicated for agri-food industry, food retail and institutional & commercial catering was held in Paris, France from 21st to 25th October 2018 with the participation of 7200 exhibitors from 110 countries representing 85% of international exhibitors and 160,000 trade visitors from 194 countries.

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