• Logistics Strategy of the National Export Strategy (NES)

    01/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Logistics Strategy of the National Export Strategy (NES)

    A meeting was convened recently by the Hon. Malik Samarawickarama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade (MoDSIT), to discuss the progress of the Logistics Strategy of the National Export Strategy.  Mr. S T Kodikara, Secretary of MoDSIT, Mr. J M Thilakaratne Banda, Addl. Secretary of Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation (MoTCA), Mr. Dhammika Ranatunga, Chairman – Airport & Aviation Services Ltd (AASL), Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & CE of Sri Lanka Export Development Board(EDB),  Mr. Upali de Zoysa, Addl. Managing Director of Sri Lanka Ports Authority(SLPA) participated at the meeting along with the officials from the Ministry of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development. The Minister commended the participants on their commitment to the national endeavor to implement the Logistics Sector Strategy of NES.

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  • Sri Lanka, An Emerging Electrical and Electronics Sector

    01/03/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka, An Emerging Electrical and Electronics Sector

    The Electrical and Electronics Industry in Sri Lanka has grown over the past 40 years into a key industrial manufacturing sector, contributing towards the country’s economic growth

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  • Over 60 Lankan companies participate in Gulf Food 2019

    28/02/2019 News.lk

    02/01/2017
    Over 60 Lankan companies participate in Gulf Food 2019

    Over sixty Food and Beverage exporting companies from Sri Lanka successfully participated in the 24th edition of Gulf Food 2019 trade exhibition which is considered as the world's biggest Food & Drink event held annually.The exhibition was held at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE during 17th to 21st February from 11.00am to 7.00 pm daily.The opportunity was effectively utilized for the promotion of Ceylon Tea and food related exports from Sri Lanka to the UAE and Gulf region as well as other global markets.

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  • Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    27/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Hon.Malik Samarawickrema, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade , Ms. Indira Malwatte Chairperson & Chief Executive of Export Development Board ,Prof. K.K.C.K. Perera, The Vice Chancellor,University of Moratuwa

    The World Expo is one of the oldest and largest international events taking place every 5 years and lasting for 6 month where everyone can learn, innovate and create progress by sharing ideas and working together through a common theme.  United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been selected as the host country for the forthcoming event to be held in year 2020. This World Expo will be held for a period of six months from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the MENA & SA (Middle East and North Africa & South Asia Region.

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  • Colombo to become a smart port in 18 months

    26/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Colombo to become a smart port in 18 months

    A full-scale IT infrastructure drive is currently underway to transform Colombo — Sri Lanka’s busiest port — into a ‘smart port,’ Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has announced. “Transforming Colombo into a ‘smart port’is a timely need,” the Minister said, adding that Rs. 929 million had been allocated for the project, which has been included in the Asian Development Bank-supported master plan for Sri Lanka’s port development. Ratnayaka said Colombo’s transformation into a smart port would ensure the development of a collaborative approach that would make the port smart in terms of flow, situation or customer management.

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  • International and local IT trailblazers to steer FITIS National CXO Forum 2019

    26/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    International and local IT trailblazers to steer FITIS National CXO Forum 2019

    Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has joined hands with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) also known as the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) to promote Computex 2019.

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  • EDB nurtures North Central Province entrepreneurs

    25/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB nurtures North Central Province entrepreneurs

    The sixth seminar for the North Central Province entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2000 New Exporters was held on February 22, 2019 at The Golden Mango Resort, Anuradhapura

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  • Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

    22/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

    Government in collaboration with the private sector is in the process of setting up an operation of a Business Center for Incubators and Accelerators in the Northern region in order to develop Enterprises in the Technology Sector by youth in the Northern region.   

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  • Sri Lankan National Export Strategy Drives 5 Billion Dollar ICT/BPM Industry

    21/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan National Export Strategy Drives 5 Billion Dollar ICT/BPM Industry

    The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (SLEDB) are working to uplift and transform the country’s Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Business Process Management (BPM) sector as part of its recently launched National Export Strategy (NES).

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  • EDB Hosts Workshop & Industry Visit for Regional ICT/BPM Start –Ups to Groom Them in to Industry Leaders

    21/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Hosts Workshop & Industry Visit for Regional ICT/BPM Start –Ups to Groom Them in to Industry Leaders

    From the series of ICT/BPM Weeks conducted by Sri Lanka Export Development Board in Kandy, Jaffna, Kurunegala, Marata followed by the roaring success of all events, EDB hosts a follow up program crafted with half-day workshop and an industry visit on 29th of January 2019 at Hatch Works (Pvt) Ltd. in the association with SLASSCOM. The main objectives of this event were to make awareness on how to do a winning pitch to market the business, how the operations happen in incubations centers and the available opportunities in the ICT sector for the Regional ICT companies.

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  • FITIS and TAITRA to promote Computex 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

    18/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    FITIS and TAITRA to promote Computex 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

    Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has joined hands with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) also known as the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) to promote Computex 2019.

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  • EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

    17/02/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

    The National Export Strategy (NES) is progressing in the right direction. It has six focused areas and is expected to provide the impetus for the export drive supporting economic growth, Chairperson of the Export Development Board (EDB), Indira Malwatte said.

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  • Minister assures to fast track maritime development plans

    15/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Minister assures to fast track maritime development plans

    Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka yesterday assured that all maritime development plans will be accelerated, while outlining some of the key projects in progress.

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  • SLPA wins second consecutive GPF Ports Authority of the Year 2019 award

    15/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    SLPA wins second consecutive GPF Ports Authority of the Year 2019 award

    Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) won the Ports Authority of the Year 2019 Award by the Global Ports Forum (GPF) for the second consecutive year at the GPF awards ceremony 2019 followed by the conference forum held at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Deira, in the United Arab Emirates on 20 February.

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  • EDB mulls export expansion in US market

    12/02/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB mulls export expansion in US market

    Sri Lanka needs to make greater efforts to get into the US market using the United States Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme as a tool while ensuring that buyers are aware of GSP, said Dr. Fredrik Leuhusen from the School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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  • Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2019

    12/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2019

    UAE is blessed with a strategic location between the East and West, which makes it accessible to major emerging economies, linking shipping routes and facilitating goods' transportation between the various regions in Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Understanding the preciousness of the location, the business community has launched GULFOOD Food & Beverage exhibition in 1987 in Dubai and the exhibition has grown to promote F&B trade between more than 180 countries annually. In 2018 Gulfood set records with 97,000 visitors attending and over 5000 companies from over 185 different countries exhibiting their products.

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  • Sri Lanka’s First Participation At The “Arab Health 2019”

    11/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s First Participation At The “Arab Health 2019”

    Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism sector delegation has successfully concluded the participation at Arab Health Exhibition & Congress from 28-31 January 2019 by generating average 100-120 initial business contacts and out of which 75 are potential conversions. All the companies have had successful business contacts with the Travel Agents and other relevant organizations. Most of the Arab Clients have requested short holiday packages average for three four days which will be cost effective and companies are in the process of designing the packages to the identified clients.  Delegation has showcased the best offerings of the Sri Lanka Wellness Tourism sector to the Arab clients & most of the travel agents and it was revealed that there is a huge potential for Sri Lanka to promote Wellness Tourism.

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  • Capital TRUST Holdings Limited Sri Lanka recognised amongst ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

    11/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Capital TRUST Holdings Limited Sri Lanka recognised amongst ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

    Capital TRUST Holdings Limited has received the ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’Award in the ‘Diversified’ category. Further, Tushan Wickramasinghe, Chairman/CEO, Capital TRUST Holdings Limited has received the ‘Asia’s Greatest Leaders 2018’ Award.

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  • Enterprising Sri Lankan exporters showcase at Ambiente 2019

    11/02/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Enterprising Sri Lankan exporters showcase at Ambiente 2019

    Most of the Sri Lankan firms participating at the world’s largest consumer goods fair Ambiente 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, expressed confidence over prospects to win more orders. 

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  • Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

    08/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

    Following the success of the first and the only tab-based Smart Classroom in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, together with the Ministry of Education and CodeGen International Ltd., introduced the first grade-wide deployment of Smart Classrooms at the Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School on 7 January.

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