• NES Progress reviewed with Core Team

    07/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    NES Progress reviewed with Core Team

    The Export Development Board (EDB) Advisory Committees of the focus sectors of the National Export Strategy reported their sector progress, issues and targets for the year 2019 at the core team meeting chaired by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama on 30 May at the Ministry. 

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  • Horizon Campus invests to build new facility to enable over 15,000 student capacity

    06/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Horizon Campus invests to build new facility to enable over 15,000 student capacity

    Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, Horizon Campus today has become one of the country’s leading campuses, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition by gaining approval from the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education for their local and affiliated programs as well as being a member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities and the Asia Pacific Quality Network.

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  • Port tariff hike deferred until December

    06/06/2019 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Port tariff hike deferred until December

    The Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) has deferred the proposed hike in port tariffs until December, to support the economy in the aftermath of Easter Sunday attacks, SLPA Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka told Mirror Business. 

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  • Sri Lanka to host first-ever International Logistics Conference

    05/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka to host first-ever International Logistics Conference

    The logistics industry is reshaping and evolving its role to facilitate a new order of global trade, e-commerce and to reach out to the 21st century consumer with flexibility and speed, modernising the global supply chains. For this reason, strategic distribution hubs connected by air and sea and proximity to markets and transportation hubs makes a location suitable for international logistics to provide services at minimal costs. 

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  • A Remarkable Position among Construction Exhibition

    05/06/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    A Remarkable Position among Construction Exhibition

    CONSTRUCTION EXPO 2019 will be the hub for all major players locally and internationally. It will provide a common platform for all industries that link with construction and will give the participants a chance to show case their products & services which cover all spheres related to the industry. It will be the meeting point for the Domestic and International products & technology suppliers to explore the potential in the Construction Industry in the South Asia Region.

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  • Drone delivery could transform healthcare

    05/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Drone delivery could transform healthcare

    While Sri Lanka healthcare is renowned to be one of the best in the region, the recent Easter Sunday attacks highlighted a major gap in need of urgent attention – emergency delivery of lifesaving medicine to people in dire need of help. The unprecedented simultaneous bombings caused a shortage of blood, leaving hospitals scrambling to bring down blood from other areas of the country. While the country had enough blood to meet the emergency demand, it lacked an effective to move it from where it was to where it needed to be.

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  • Aitken Spence Printing certified with world’s leading print facility validation

    03/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Aitken Spence Printing certified with world’s leading print facility validation

    Market leader Aitken Spence Printing & Packaging Ltd. has again proved itself as a trendsetter in the industry by obtaining the G7 Master Facility Qualification-Colourspace, the highest level of the G7 compliance and the most stringent.

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  • Productivity Improvement programs for rubber smallholders in Kegalle

    31/05/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Productivity Improvement programs for rubber smallholders in Kegalle

    EDB together with the Ministry of Plantation Industries, RDD and the RRI be organized a series of workshops to give small holder farmers the necessary awareness and knowledge on productivity improvement through adaptation of modern technology in the year 2019.

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  • SL, India and Japan sign MoC to develop ECT

    29/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SL, India and Japan sign MoC to develop ECT

    Sri Lanka, India and Japan yesterday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for the development of the long awaited East Container Terminal in the Colombo harbour. 

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  • FACETS: Showcasing gems and jewellery to suit every taste

    28/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    FACETS: Showcasing gems and jewellery to suit every taste

    It’s that time of the year once again to announce the approach of the premier event of the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka – the FACETS International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition. All are invited to visit the 29th edition of FACETS, which is scheduled to be held at the end of August at the BMICH.

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  • Sri Lanka’s Ports and Logistics sectors at Transport Logistics Fair in Munich

    28/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s Ports and Logistics sectors at Transport Logistics Fair in Munich

    Given Sri Lanka’s strategic geographic location along the main east-west sea route in the Indian Ocean, at the crossroads of the fastest growing region of the world with proximity to many emerging markets, the Country is ideally positioned as a very viable hub in the South Asian Region. Underscoring Sri Lanka’s attractiveness as a hub, the Port of Colombo is globally recognized among the top dozen ‘best connected’ container ports worldwide, with all major container shipping lines using it as the primary regional hub for transshipment to and from the sub-continent.

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  • How are we doing in e-government?

    27/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    How are we doing in e-government?

    It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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  • Colombo Port container volumes up by 9.1% in April

    27/05/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Colombo Port container volumes up by 9.1% in April

    The Colombo Port container volumes indicates an increase in the month of April 2019 by 9.1% compared to the same period last year.

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  • From Iceland to China: Connecting a Global Fresh Fish Network

    26/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    From Iceland to China: Connecting a Global Fresh Fish Network

    Connecting global markets has always been a core value proposition for Sri Lanka. For centuries the island nation has leveraged its strategic geopolitical positioning to connect the East and the West. Now, as traditional logistics models are disrupted by technological advancements, geographic location is gradually losing its relevance. Despite this, Sri Lanka looks set to continue being a vital piece of the global logistics puzzle through a transition from one core strength to another: a world class tech industry and strong affinity for disruptive digital innovation. The country’s robust talent pool and innovative culture has helped it be a part of global supply chains that would never traditionally cross Lankan shores. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the case of 99X Technology and IceFresh.

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  • Sri Lanka: The Digital Gateway to Asia

    25/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka: The Digital Gateway to Asia

    Sri Lanka's geo-strategic location has always made the country an ideal destination to those who wish to access emerging Asian markets. Global multinationals looking to enter large South Asian economies such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have increasingly utilized Sri Lanka as a testing ground to gauge opportunities and utilize the territory as an innovative incubation hub for the region.

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  • SLANSHEI and SLASSCOM engage in strategic partnership to boost IT/BPM industry capacity

    24/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLANSHEI and SLASSCOM engage in strategic partnership to boost IT/BPM industry capacity

    The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) announces the signing of a strategic partnership with the Sri Lanka Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI), the umbrella organisation formed through the initiation of seven leading private educational bodies addressing the needs of the non-state higher education sector in the country.

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  • A Compelling Opportunity for Global Investors

    24/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    A Compelling Opportunity for Global Investors

    Sri Lanka has built a reputation for churning out world-class solutions for multi-billion-dollar industries around the world. Availability and access to top engineering talent, creativity and resourcefulness, and a collaborative mentality to co-innovate solutions differentiate Sri Lanka from other locations.

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  • Sri Lanka participates at Seafood Expo Global 2019 Brussels

    23/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka participates at Seafood Expo Global 2019 Brussels

    Sri Lankan seafood exporters participated at the 27th Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global at the Brussels Expo, the world’s largest trade fair in the fisheries sector, which was successfully held from 7-9 May in Brussels, Belgium.

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  • “Raavana-1” 1st Sri Lankan Satellite to the Space

    23/05/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    “Raavana-1” 1st Sri Lankan Satellite to the Space

    “Raavana 1”, Sri Lanka’s first satellite, a cube satellite designed and developed by a team of Sri Lankan engineers was successfully carried to International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia on February 18, 2019. “Raavana 1” will be deployed to 400km orbit in mid June 2019, and will be in operation from July 2019 onwards after establishing communication links with the ground station at Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT). This was part of a landmark project of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, functions under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research. ACCIMT is a key public sector technology institute in Sri Lanka working in this unique field of Space Technology (or Space Engineering).

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  • Messe Duesseldorf bullish on promoting industrial products of Sri Lanka

    22/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Messe Duesseldorf bullish on promoting industrial products of Sri Lanka

    Reinforcing Germany’s support to Sri Lanka in need of the hour, world’s leading trade fair organiser Messe Duesseldorf GmbH announced plans to promote ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ as a quality brand and build the country’s industrial products in the international arena.

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