• Doors open for Sri Lankan construction companies in Africa

    08/09/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Doors open for Sri Lankan construction companies in Africa

    Sri Lankan construction companies participated at the 16th Ethio-Con International Construction Exhibition held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24-27 September, securing new business opportunities in the African continent.

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  • Disrupt Asia 2019 returns with new focus on augmented living

    05/09/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Disrupt Asia 2019 returns with new focus on augmented living

    Themed ‘Augmented Living,’ the Disrupt Asia 2019 conference organised by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), is to be held on 12 October, creating a platform for startups to exhibit their innovations on a global scale.

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  • EDB successfully conducts 20th Exporters’ Forum

    04/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB successfully conducts 20th Exporters’ Forum

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) successfully conducted the 20th Exporters’ Forum on 3 September, at the EDB Auditorium under the patronage of Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara.

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  • FITIS to host API Asia Conference 2019 in October

    03/09/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    FITIS to host API Asia Conference 2019 in October

    Colombo will host the API Asia Conference 2019 for the first time in October, in an effort to help transform the ICT industry, and also fast track efforts in ensuring a digitally savvy Sri Lanka. The conference will be held on 2 October at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo and is organised by the apex body of the ICT industry, Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS).

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  • Peter Kuruvita joins as the Guest Chef for Sri Lanka at Expo 2020 Dubai

    02/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Peter Kuruvita joins as the Guest Chef for Sri Lanka at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai is set in a spectacular manner to ensure the strengthening of the country’s trade, tourism, and investments. The Sri Lanka Export Development Board plays a critical role, together with private and state organisations, to landmark Sri Lanka’s presence at this global event.

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  • Benefits for IT/BPM sector professionals through SLASSCOM Privilege Loyalty Program

    01/09/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Benefits for IT/BPM sector professionals through SLASSCOM Privilege Loyalty Program

    The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) is partnering with CH17, the specialists in corporate loyalty management services to introduce an exclusive Privilege Card for professionals engaged in the IT/BPM industry.

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  • EDB educates on ICT/BPM opportunities...

    01/09/2019 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB educates on ICT/BPM opportunities...

    The Export Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, ICTA together organized an interactive awareness session on August 19 with the objective of leveraging the experiences of the companies who have successfully embarked in the Japanese market and encourage more companies to start business rapport with Japan.

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  • EDB holds buyer linkup program for handicrafts under One Village One Product concept in Kandy

    01/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB holds buyer linkup program for handicrafts under One Village One Product concept in Kandy

    With the guidance of Regional Development Division of Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB), the Central Provincial Office of the SLEDB organised and conducted two training and buyer link up programs for handicrafts under the One Village One Product (OVOP) concept with collaboration of Divisional Secretariat Office Panvila and M/s Peoples Lanka Ltd. on 14 May and 20 June at the Panvila DS Division in Kandy District.

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  • FITIS’ Infotel 2019 in November

    29/08/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    FITIS’ Infotel 2019 in November

    The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex body of the ICT industry, will host INFOTEL 2019, the national ICT exhibition, for the 27th consecutive year with the presence of Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and INFOTEL Steering Committee 2019 Chairman Ajith P. Perera, at the Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology.

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  • EDB organized design & product development Programme for value added batik products under the one village one product concept – Kegalle district

    28/08/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB organized design & product development Programme for value added batik products under the one village one product concept – Kegalle district

    The Central Provincial Office of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) organized and conducted “Design & Product Development Programme” under the guidance of the Regional Development Division of SLEDB for Value added Batik under the One Village One Product concept with collaboration of the National Design Centre (NDC) Nattarampotha and District Secretariat, Kegalle on the 15th & 17th July 2019 at the District Secretariat Office, Kegalle successfully.

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai: Sri Lanka plans to attract FDI

    25/08/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Expo 2020 Dubai: Sri Lanka plans to attract FDI

    The government has allocated Rs. 580 million to promote Sri Lanka’s exports, tourism and investment opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai, which is expected to draw over 25 million visitors.

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  • Exports heading in the right direction - EDB

    25/08/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Exports heading in the right direction - EDB

    The country’s exports are heading in the right direction with apparel, coconut and coconut based products, recording an all time high in May, according to the data released by the Export Development Board (EDB) last week.

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  • EDB Assisted SME Pavilion at the Profood/ Propack & Agbiz Exhibition - 2019

    23/08/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Assisted SME Pavilion at the Profood/ Propack & Agbiz Exhibition - 2019

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing a national programme to nurture 2000 new entrepreneurs to become exporters during the period 2017 - 2022 at regional level. The main objective of this programme is to encourage domestic enterprises to invest in export industries to achieve the overall export target of US $ 28 billion in 2022. Accordingly, the EDB has initiated integrated product and market development programmes for export potential SMEs, already registered with “2000 New Exporters Development Programme” to be developed as exporters in 2017-2022.

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  • EDB assisted SME Pavilion at Ayurveda Expo

    22/08/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB assisted SME Pavilion at Ayurveda Expo

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing a national programme to nurture 2000 new entrepreneurs to become exporters during the period 2017 - 2022 at regional level.

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  • SLASSCOM and Norway sign 2-year agreement to collaborate on ICT development and entrepreneurship

    21/08/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    SLASSCOM and Norway sign 2-year agreement to collaborate on ICT development and entrepreneurship

    The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs entered into a two-year agreement to foster collaboration in the ICT industry. The newly-appointed Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Trine Jøranli Eskedal and SLASSCOM Chairman Ranil Rajapakse signed the agreement.

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  • EDB completes conducting 87th course on Operational Aspects of International Trade

    16/08/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB completes conducting 87th course on Operational Aspects of International Trade

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) completes conducting the 87th course on Operational Aspects of International Trade with the participation of 45 executives, holding senior and middle-level positions in private and public sector organisations involved in international trade. The course duration was 10 days including a one-day study tour.

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  • EDB Assists Export Oriented Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs at "Shilpa Sena" Science and Technology Exhibition

    16/08/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Assists Export Oriented Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs at

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has launched a national program to nurture 2,000 new entrepreneurs to be exporters during the period 2017 - 2022, at regional level. The main objective of the program is to encourage domestic enterprises to invest in export industries to achieve the overall export target of US $ 28 billion in 2022. Simultaneously, new entrants have gained opportunities in local and international marketing experience. Accordingly 2000 non-exporter entrepreneurs are planned to be transformed into exporters through capacity, product and market development programmes.

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  • EDB conducts an Awareness Session on NRC’s PPP Programme

    16/08/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB conducts an Awareness Session on NRC’s PPP Programme

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in association with the National Research Council (NRC) held an awareness session on the NRC’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Programme on 29th July, 2019, at the EDB Auditorium targeting the exporter community. The aim of the session was to educate exporters about the modalities of the PPP programme.

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  • Four decades since ‘visionary’ Export Development Act

    13/08/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Four decades since ‘visionary’ Export Development Act

    “This Act is truly visionary; I wish other countries had this in their export development framework!”, remarked a senior official of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre to me some months back. He was referring to the ‘Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40 of 1979’, which marks 40 years this month. He had found it to be an institutional arrangement that was far ahead of its time, and is still having relevance today – not just for Sri Lanka, but also for other developing countries. And he would know, having worked on export development strategies for over a dozen countries around the world.

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  • It’s ‘full steam ahead’ for the industry : Boat and ship model testing facility to be set up

    11/08/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    It’s ‘full steam ahead’ for the industry : Boat and ship model testing facility to be set up

    The country’s boat-building industry has an ambitious target of doubling its export revenue to reach US $ 250 million by 2022.

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