• New Sri Lanka shipping policy sees lower dependence on Indian cargo

    05/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    New Sri Lanka shipping policy sees lower dependence on Indian cargo

    Sri Lanka’s new national policy for its maritime and logistics sectors foresees reduced dependence on Indian container transshipment cargo, Colombo port’s main business for years, given changes in shipping services and emerging competition from other ports.

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  • SLASSCOM to host first-ever RPA Hackathon and Conference

    01/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    SLASSCOM to host first-ever RPA Hackathon and Conference

    The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) will host the first-ever Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Conference and Hackathon Awards on 13 February at the Galle Face Hotel. Organised by the SLASSCOM Business Process Management (BPM) Forum, this event has already seen many companies submitting entries for the virtual hackathon.

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  • Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

    01/02/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade along with the Export Development Board (EDB) will implement seven pilot projects for the development of agriculture for exports this month.

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  • Sri Lankan - based solar power company with facilitation of Embassy in Bahrain, invests $ 10 m

    30/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan - based solar power company with facilitation of Embassy in Bahrain, invests $ 10 m

    Sri Lankan based JLanka International, a leading solar and renewal energy technology solutions provider in South Asia, has been chosen by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to commission the Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) under the stewardship and guidance of Minister of Electricity and Water of Bahrain to install solar PV systems on over 500 Government and state-owned buildings in Bahrain including schools, universities, corporates and hospitals, among others. This is particularly significant since the total value of investment would be in excess of $ 10 million.

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  • Awareness seminar for Sabaragamuwa Province entrepreneurs

    29/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Awareness seminar for Sabaragamuwa Province entrepreneurs

    The fifth seminar for the Sabaragamuwa Province entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2,000 exporters was held on 28 January at The Factory Ambanpitiya, Kegalle.

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  • Hatch Colombo marks centre of gravity for all things start-up

    28/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Hatch Colombo marks centre of gravity for all things start-up

    Sri Lanka’s largest co-working office space and business incubator, Hatch, was launched amidst much anticipation on Thursday, 24 January 2019. A panel discussion comprising of Sri Lanka’s leaders in business and social change marked the first of the action-packed, three-day event – staying true to the space’s objective of developing and sustaining the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, with the larger goal of developing a resilient economy.

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  • ICTA launches National Spatial Data Infrastructure

    27/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    ICTA launches National Spatial Data Infrastructure

    The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), a most awaited platform for Geo Spatial Information in Sri Lanka, was launched by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) at Trace Expert City recently.

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  • EDB Chairperson reappointed

    25/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB Chairperson reappointed

    Export Development Board Chairperson Indira Malwatte has been reappointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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  • LSE’s Sri Lankan trade-matching technology for cryptocurrency exchange

    24/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    LSE’s Sri Lankan trade-matching technology for cryptocurrency exchange

    London Stock Exchange (LSE) group said its trade-matching technology developed by its Sri Lankan unit has been chosen for AAX, a new cryptocurrency digital exchange platform being launched by Hong Kong-based fintech firm ATOM Group.

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  • The Footwear and Leather Fair 2019 kicks off at BMICH

    24/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    The Footwear and Leather Fair 2019 kicks off at BMICH

    Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons and Co-operative Development Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will ceremoniously declare open the Footwear and Leather Fair 2019 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre, BMICH premises, Colombo, at 10 am on Friday, 25 January, in the presence of the distinguished gathering, which will include participants from India, China, Pakistan and Singapore.

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  • EDB seeks green light from Quarantine Authorities in China

    21/01/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB seeks green light from Quarantine Authorities in China

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has made a formal request to the Quarantine Authorities of China for obtaining quarantine clearance for in a bid to support Sri Lankan Agri-entrepreneurs in gaining new ground in China’s organic market.

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  • BoardPAC wins big with 6 Stevie accolades at 2018 International Business Awards

    21/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    BoardPAC wins big with 6 Stevie accolades at 2018 International Business Awards

    BoardPAC, globally recognised as a leading provider of revolutionary paperless board-meeting automation solutions captured a record six Stevie accolades at the 15th International Business Awards (IBA) 2018 held recently.

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  • Eight Sri Lankan garment manufacturers to participate in Texworld – Apparel Sourcing USA in July

    17/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Eight Sri Lankan garment manufacturers to participate in Texworld – Apparel Sourcing USA in July

    Following an exciting summer edition of Texworld – Apparel Sourcing USA in July 2018, Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters is organising its first Sri Lankan Pavilion with the representation of eight companies at the first edition of the fair from 21 to 23 January, at Javits Convention Center.

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  • Sripalie recognised at CIDA 2018 Awards

    16/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Sripalie recognised at CIDA 2018 Awards

    Sripalie Contractors Ltd. is the proud recipient of a Merit Award at the National Construction Excellence Awards 2018, presented by the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) for the year 2018. The award was given to Sripalie Contractors for the construction of the Apartment Buildings for Prime Homes Ltd. at Thalawathugoda.

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  • ICT/BPM LANDSCAPE IN SRI LANKA

    16/01/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    ICT/BPM LANDSCAPE IN SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka, despite its size is fast becoming an emerging destination for contemporary development. Famed for its traditional exports like Pure Ceylon Tea, Apparel and praised as a tourist hotspot, this island nation is now emerging as one of the top tech destinations in the world. The country has proved the strength of a dynamic force in the business world today, playing a dominant role advancing technology and driving innovation across the world.

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  • Top 5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

    16/01/2019

    02/01/2017
    Top 5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

    Today, with cybercriminals operating like a penetration tester in the way they scope out the network probing for vulnerabilities and weak entry points, those responsible for IT security will once again need to adjust their strategy and defences. The Sophos 2019 Threat Report detailed how criminals are...

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  • National Quality Infrastructure of Sri Lanka: a key driving factor to augment Sri Lanka’s position in the International Trade

    10/01/2019

    02/01/2017
    National Quality Infrastructure of Sri Lanka: a key driving factor to augment Sri Lanka’s position in the International Trade

    Sri Lanka aspires to become a middle-high income country by 2025 by having a highly-competitive economy with a diversity of products and services for local requirements and export markets. An increase on export revenue will be achievable only through consolidating Sri Lanka's share in the existing markets...

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  • Finding Sri Lanka’s Own Brand of Wellness

    10/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Finding Sri Lanka’s Own Brand of Wellness

    With the concept of wellness becoming a buzzword in the world, the tourism industry has capitalized on its potential by offering travel experiences that have health and well-being as a core component. International travellers are increasingly considering wellness when planning their holiday itinerary. With trips being organized based on concepts such as physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing, healthy food and spa treatments.

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  • NES Looks to Harness Sri Lanka's Maritime Advantage with Boat Building Industry

    09/01/2019

    02/01/2017
    NES Looks to Harness Sri Lanka's Maritime Advantage with Boat Building Industry

    Sri Lanka is making a renewed attempt to leverage its geographic advantage in the East-West shipping route, this time as a boat builder and marine tourism destination under the National Export Strategy. The five-year plan formally launched in July 2018 identifies boat building and its related services...

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  • Exporters hail Govt.’s commitment to bolster trade

    07/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Exporters hail Govt.’s commitment to bolster trade

    Exporters last week hailed the Government’s commitment towards encouraging new champions to international trade and facilitation to ensure Sri Lanka reaches its targets by end of this year whilst urging immediate action over some of the concerns.

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