• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maldives International Education and Career Expo in February

    20/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Maldives International Education and Career Expo in February

    Maldivian students are increasingly turning towards Sri Lanka as a home away from home for their diverse educational needs. The students of today are very focused and wise in their choice of careers and seek out new avenues and options for education and career development on a regular basis. Increasingly Maldivian students are favouring Sri Lanka to further their education. 

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  • Sri Lanka participates in China International Import Expo

    16/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka participates in China International Import Expo

    Sri Lanka participated in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai from 5-10 November 2018.</p

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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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  • SRI LANKA'S STRENGTH ON GREEN CONSTRUCTION

    13/11/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    SRI LANKA'S STRENGTH ON GREEN CONSTRUCTION

    Construction is an industry that has a significant impact on environment, economic and social development. The need for greater environmental consideration in the context of sustainable development has been accepted by many governments, businesses, organizations and individuals. ........

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  • Export Development Board organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL - 2018

    05/11/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Export Development Board organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL - 2018

    INFOTEL 2018, the biggest and most prestigious Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exhibition in Sri Lanka and the whole of South Asia organized by FITIS (Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka), was held from 02nd to 04th November, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo for the 17th consecutive year. INFOTEL 2018, themed “Towards a Digital Economy”, is aligned with the national priorities of enhancing the digital infrastructure of the country for facilitating a digitally empowered ecosystem while improving the Citizens’ engagement in a digital society. Throughout the three days, thousands of local and foreign visitors were taken part in the exhibition.

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  • LMD pays tribute to 50 Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth

    02/11/2018 LMD

    02/01/2017
    LMD pays tribute to 50 Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth

    The Sri Lankan economy has faced multiple headwinds in the recent past amid fears of the nation falling into an irreversible debt trap and a rapidly weakening currency against the backdrop of a strengthening greenback. Concern over the external economy therefore, has received extended coverage in the media for most of this year.

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  • EDB, Sri Lanka Consulate in Mumbai, organize Programme for SMEs

    02/11/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB, Sri Lanka Consulate in Mumbai, organize Programme for SMEs

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai, India organized a Production Process Improvement and Market Penetration Programme for 10 export ready SMEs identified under 2000 New Exporters Development Programme, coinciding with “Annapoorana – World of Food India 2018” from September 26 – October 2, 2018 in Mumbai, India.

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  • EDB organized the seminar to promote Wellness Tourism

    01/11/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB organized the seminar to promote Wellness Tourism

    The EDB organized a seminar with Ms.Stella Photi, Founder & Managing Director of Wellbeing Escapes, London, on 31st of October from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm at the EDB. She is a renowned Wellness tourism expert on Wellbeing travel involved in many wellness tourism projects around the world and a much sought after guest speaker in international wellness forums.

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  • The EDB ties up with leading Travel Company in UK to promote Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism industry

    26/10/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    The EDB ties up with leading Travel Company in UK to promote Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism industry

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), as the apex organization for promoting exports, has identified the Health/Wellness Tourism sector as a key focus sector in terms of foreign exchange earnings and as a key sector in the National Export Strategy (NES). There is a clear synergy between global trends and Sri Lanka’s traditional health approaches. The country has natural and traditional endowments that can be used to foster a sustainable wellness tourism value chain that is deeply rooted in local communities and traditions. The growing interest in and demand for wellness services is a favorable global trend for the development of this industry in Sri Lanka. Many countries and destinations are defining themselves as wellness tourism destinations but most do not have Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and wellness lifestyle based heritage. The Average spending of a wellness traveler is around US$ 250 which is far beyond the spending of a general tourist or backpackers.

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  • Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 kicks off

    26/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 kicks off

    The Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 is organised by the Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, and Sri Lanka Ports Authority at Galle Yacht Marina, Port of Galle from 26–28 October.

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  • Sri Lanka recognised as ‘Excellent Overseas Delegation’ at 15th CISMEF Trade Fair, Guangzhou

    25/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka recognised as ‘Excellent Overseas Delegation’ at 15th CISMEF Trade Fair, Guangzhou

    Sri Lanka was well represented at the 15th International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF), held from 10-13 October at the Poly World Trade Centre in Guangzhou, by a 30-member delegation of Small and Medium Enterprises organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, with the active facilitation of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou. 

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  • Govt introduces B2C direct transaction under E-commerce

    23/10/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Govt introduces B2C direct transaction under E-commerce

    The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media as envisaged in the Budget-2018 by the Minister Mangala Samaraweera has established a regulatory framework enabling Sri Lankan companies to initiate Business to Consumer (B2C) direct E-Commerce transactions with overseas customers.

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  • US-China trade war gives local exporters new partnership chances: EDB

    22/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    US-China trade war gives local exporters new partnership chances: EDB

    Sri Lanka’s exporters have the opportunity to exploit the tariff war between the US and China to attract new foreign partners, the Export Development Board (EDB) said, noting that the environment for exports remained positive with 60% of the total export targets for 2018 being achieved in the first nine months.

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