• Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

    22/06/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

    Being the Strategic Partner of the Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) 2018 from 19th to 21st June 2018, the EDB collaborated with CCC in organizing foreign buyers delegation for the event considering the benefits that will accrue to the development of exports through establishment of trade links, creating investment opportunities into the export sectors and image building efforts of the country.

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  • Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

    20/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

    In a fresh bid to enhance exports to China and attract investment, industry professionals gathered for a discussion last week organised by the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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  • EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

    19/06/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday said the National Export Strategy (NES) it has designed in collaboration with the export sector stakeholders is ready to be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.

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  • Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

    18/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

    Sri Lanka’s footprint in global boats and shipping sector may be smaller, but Lankan exports in it continue to surge in strong numbers. As a result Sri Lanka is ambitiously positioning for $ 200 million boats and shipping exports by 2022.

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  • Exports to China gets major boost

    11/06/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Exports to China gets major boost

    Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB) has drawn up a new entry strategy for the Chinese market to pre-identify products using an international consultancy firm/consultant, as most of Sri Lanka’s SMEs fail to complete export orders to China.

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  • EDB adds wellness tourism to export basket from this year

    06/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB adds wellness tourism to export basket from this year

    The Export Development Board (EDB) announced that ‘wellness tourism’ would be added to the export basket from this year onwards, setting an initial $ 2 million target for the sector.

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  • EDB opens provincial office in Jaffna

    06/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB opens provincial office in Jaffna

    The Export Development Board (EDB), the apex body for exports in the country, will launch its provincial office in Jaffna tomorrow in a bid to encourage domestic enterprises to invest in export industries and facilitate regional entrepreneurs to explore new business opportunities. 

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  • EDB eyes $17.4b export revenue

    05/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB eyes $17.4b export revenue

    Notwithstanding the global trade decline and sanctions, Sri Lanka has set an ambitious export earning target of $17.4 billion by the end of this year, with 29% of the total target being achieved in the first four months.

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  • 22nd Presidential Export Awards on 18 September

    05/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    22nd Presidential Export Awards on 18 September

    The 22nd Presidential Export Awards organised by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be held on 18 September under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

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  • Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    30/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    Sri Lanka has been well known as a high-quality cutting and polishing destination with competitive pricing and still maintains a reputation as one of the best cutting centres for service cutting in the world. Sri Lanka’s lapidary sector consists of cutting and polishing of diamonds and coloured gem stones and the industry plays a vital role in adding value to locally produced and imported gem stones. The value addition per carat in the calibrated stone industry is estimated to vary between 25-30% for imported stones and 40-100% for local stones.

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  • EDB discusses National Export Strategy with top Harvard economist

    23/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB discusses National Export Strategy with top Harvard economist

    Officials of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) discussed the forthcoming National Export Strategy (NES) and other key initiatives of the agency with top Harvard economist Prof. Ricardo Hausmann last week (16 May).

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  • FACETS to glitter in September

    23/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    FACETS to glitter in September

    The Gem & Jewellery Industry of Sri Lanka gears for the 28th edition of its premier exhibition, FACETS Sri Lanka 2018, which will be held from 30 August to 2 September at the BMICH.

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  • Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

    22/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

    The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board will be organising Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 from 19 to 21 June for the third consecutive year at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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  • Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    21/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is in the process of developing new export diversification strategies to increase the share of exports by effective utilisation of provisions under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and India.

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  • EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    16/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the national program to establish 2,000 new exporters. The program was held at the Sanaya Hotel, Matara on Friday, 11 May.

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  • A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    04/05/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board under the directive of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade arranged a successful inward delegation from Pakistan following the research done by EDB in 2017 on new opportunities in Pakistan, the 2nd largest economy in South Asia. This mission also focused on maximizing trade under the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) to achieve the export earnings of US$ 20 million in 2020.

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  • Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM brand ‘Island of Ingenuity’ debuts in London

    19/04/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM brand ‘Island of Ingenuity’ debuts in London

    The national brand for the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector was launched in London on 18-04-2018

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  • Ceylon Cinnamon, Ceylon Tea to be recognised as Geographical Indications in Sri Lanka

    03/04/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Ceylon Cinnamon, Ceylon Tea to be recognised as Geographical Indications in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is the leading exporter of true cinnamon to the world and holds 80% of the world market share for true cinnamon.....

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  • EDB teams with international expert Dr. Franz Linser to foster medical and wellness tourism sector

    16/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB teams with international expert Dr. Franz Linser to foster medical and wellness tourism sector

    The EDB organised a wellness tourism seminar with Dr. Franz Linser, international wellness tourism expert from Austria on 27 February at the EDB. Around 70 participants from the Ayurveda resorts, Spa centers, Private hospitals, travel companies and tourism consultants participated this seminar along with some government officials overlook this sector.

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  • “Why be an employee without being a generator of employment” ?

    14/03/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    “Why be an employee without being a generator of employment” ?

    Samantha Mirando, who did not take up the state position due to him after being graduated and became successful in the entrepreneurship field.

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