• 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

    01/02/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade along with the Export Development Board (EDB) will implement seven pilot projects for the development of agriculture for exports this month.

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  • Awareness seminar for Sabaragamuwa Province entrepreneurs

    29/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Awareness seminar for Sabaragamuwa Province entrepreneurs

    The fifth seminar for the Sabaragamuwa Province entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2,000 exporters was held on 28 January at The Factory Ambanpitiya, Kegalle.

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  • EDB Chairperson reappointed

    25/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB Chairperson reappointed

    Export Development Board Chairperson Indira Malwatte has been reappointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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  • The Footwear and Leather Fair 2019 kicks off at BMICH

    24/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    The Footwear and Leather Fair 2019 kicks off at BMICH

    Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons and Co-operative Development Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will ceremoniously declare open the Footwear and Leather Fair 2019 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre, BMICH premises, Colombo, at 10 am on Friday, 25 January, in the presence of the distinguished gathering, which will include participants from India, China, Pakistan and Singapore.

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  • EDB seeks green light from Quarantine Authorities in China

    21/01/2019 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB seeks green light from Quarantine Authorities in China

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has made a formal request to the Quarantine Authorities of China for obtaining quarantine clearance for in a bid to support Sri Lankan Agri-entrepreneurs in gaining new ground in China’s organic market.

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  • Eight Sri Lankan garment manufacturers to participate in Texworld – Apparel Sourcing USA in July

    17/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Eight Sri Lankan garment manufacturers to participate in Texworld – Apparel Sourcing USA in July

    Following an exciting summer edition of Texworld – Apparel Sourcing USA in July 2018, Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters is organising its first Sri Lankan Pavilion with the representation of eight companies at the first edition of the fair from 21 to 23 January, at Javits Convention Center.

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  • ICT/BPM LANDSCAPE IN SRI LANKA

    16/01/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    ICT/BPM LANDSCAPE IN SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka, despite its size is fast becoming an emerging destination for contemporary development. Famed for its traditional exports like Pure Ceylon Tea, Apparel and praised as a tourist hotspot, this island nation is now emerging as one of the top tech destinations in the world. The country has proved the strength of a dynamic force in the business world today, playing a dominant role advancing technology and driving innovation across the world.

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  • Exporters hail Govt.’s commitment to bolster trade

    07/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Exporters hail Govt.’s commitment to bolster trade

    Exporters last week hailed the Government’s commitment towards encouraging new champions to international trade and facilitation to ensure Sri Lanka reaches its targets by end of this year whilst urging immediate action over some of the concerns.

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  • Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

    04/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

    Sri Lanka’s merchandise and service exports in 2018 are estimated to have hit an all-time high of $ 17 billion, up 15% from a year earlier prompting the Government to be confident of achieving the $20 billion milestone this year.

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  • Enhancing Capabilities of the Footwear Industry to Maximize benefits under International Trading Arrangements

    27/12/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Enhancing Capabilities of the Footwear Industry to Maximize benefits under International Trading Arrangements

    The Footwear and Leather sector has been identified as a potential sector by way of creating employment opportunities and earning and saving foreign exchange earnings. Since the local market is limited, exports are essential for the sustainability of the industry. This industry clearly has a significant potential for being a key contributor to the economy of the country, if empowered by appropriate support and guidance. At Present the footwear and Leather industry and its supporting industries including marketing chain employs around 250,000 people directly and indirectly. Sri Lanka’s exports of this sector was US$ 131.38 million and exports to EU was US$ 38.52 million in 2017.

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  • EDB Promotes Sri Lanka Apparel in France to maximize benefits under GSP+

    14/12/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Promotes Sri Lanka Apparel in France to maximize benefits under GSP+

    EDB in its efforts to increase apparel exports to EU,  organized  an apparel promotion programme in France by participating at the  “Apparel Sourcing Paris 2018” which is the  leading sourcing trade fair held in Europe for the second consecutive year in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in France.

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  • EDB held an ornamental plant production program for export

    06/12/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB held an 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 organized a full day workshop on production of ornamental plants. The workshop was held on 4th December 2018 at the EDB auditorium.

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