• NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

    06/09/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

    The National Export Strategy (NES) has started sailing in the high waves after obtaining the Cabinet approval and the launch with all the stakeholders of the NES. The NES, a flagship development project spearheaded by the Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), together with the public-private partnership, commenced its implementation.

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  • EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

    28/08/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

    The Export Development Board (EDB) on 27-08-2018 announced the relaunch of the ‘1000 start-up’ initiative, an effort taken towards diversifying Sri Lanka’s export basket and market.

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  • Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

    27/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

    Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered. Nanoparticles produced from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian...

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  • Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

    21/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

    The growing interest in and demand for wellness services is a favourable global trend for the development of this industry in Sri Lanka. Many countries and cities are defining themselves as wellness tourism destinations but few could match Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and wellness lifestyle-based...

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  • EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

    20/08/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) organized a one day seminar to educate the entrepreneurs of the North Western Province on the national program of developing the 2000 new Exporters for the North Western Province entrepreneurs on August 17, 2018 at Hotel Blue Sky, Kurunegala.

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  • Sri Lanka Association of Printers Regional Seminar – Gampaha

    20/08/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Association of Printers Regional Seminar – Gampaha

    Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) regularly organizes regional seminars in outstation cities targeting the printers in the category of Small and Medium Enterprisesas well as the prospective youth who are interested in starting their career in printing industry. The regional seminar of the 3rdquarter of the year organized by Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) was held on Saturday, 18th August 2018, at “Saketha MeduraHotel”, Gampaha. The seminar was a huge success and over 60 printersin medium and small enterprise categories, in Gampaha district and over 50 youth who were interested in joining the printing industry attended seminar.

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  • Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

    17/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

    Sri Lanka possesses the capabilities required to build quality boats that are on par with those made by the world leaders in boat building. Since France, Italy, Belgium, Scandinavia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the UK are competing boat building nations, Sri Lanka needs to aggressively market...

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  • The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

    16/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

    For centuries, the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka has been playing a central role in the country’s cultural, social and economic development. Growing from strength to strength, the industry presents tremendous opportunities of investment and value addition. There are two principal...

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    14/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    The 15th Exporters’ Forum chaired by State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on Tuesday 14 August at the EDB Auditorium. 

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  • Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

    10/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

    Even if we’re a little more than halfway through 2018, we can’t help facing the fact that there’re some significant trends and forces shaping, influencing and disrupting the printing industry. So it’ll be in the best interests of Sri Lankan printing, pre-press and packaging services...

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  • Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    10/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    Sri Lankan companies have gained more than 28 business leads, about 15 business alliances, joint venture opportunities coupled with market exposure, and studying new trends in technology and innovation by participating in the exposure visit cum business matchmaking programs to Malaysia and Singapore for the electronics and electrical sector organised by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore from 16-21 July. 

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  • Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    08/08/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    Sri Lanka is on course to reach the 2018 export target of US$ 17.5 billion set up by the government, said Chairperson, Export Development Board, Indira Malwatte.

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  • Professional and Career Women Awards 2018 EDB Chairperson recognised for top award in the State and Government Sector

    07/08/2018 Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Professional and Career Women Awards 2018 EDB Chairperson recognised for top award in the State and Government Sector

    When public sector officials are hardly recognized for their contribution to the national development, particularly management of public organizations and meeting set goals; Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group  has recognized and awarded the top State and Government Category Award to Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chirperson & Chief Executive of the  Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) for her outstanding contribution in reorganizing the Export Development Board to meet the new challenges and adopting a model of private-public sector partnership in developing and promoting exports and her 40 years of commitment in the export sector.

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  • My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    06/08/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    Sagara Ranga Liyanage, Managing Director of Earth Bond Creations, a company earning foreign exchange by turning waste into finished products, in a country where waste management has become a social issue.

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  • Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

    06/08/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

    Come 2022, earn US $5 billion in annual revenue; create a total of 200,000 direct jobs; help launch 1000 ICT/ BPM startups. By any standard, to borrow Jim Collins’s phrase, it’s a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) in a national context, but, in the opinion of industry veterans, it’s quite...

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  • SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

    01/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

    The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) represents the manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka, an industry with a history of over 100 years in exporting sophisticated rubber products to international markets.

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  • EDB organises seminar and matchmaking program on Canadian market in Colombo

    26/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB organises seminar and matchmaking program on Canadian market in Colombo

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a seminar and matchmaking program with the services of two Canadian marketing experts. The objective of the program is to increase awareness among Sri Lankan exporters on the Canadian market and to develop business linkages between Sri Lankan companies and buyers in Canada for increasing exports to Canada.

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  • Workshop on product innovation, technology and R&D for SL tyre manufacturing industry

    26/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Workshop on product innovation, technology and R&D for SL tyre manufacturing industry

    The EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) and Plastic and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) organised a two-day workshop from 13 to 14 July on product innovation, technology and R&D to upgrade the knowledge of the tyre manufacturers/exporters by obtaining the services of international technical experts.

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  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE SCENARIO

    24/07/2018 EDB

    02/01/2017
    INTERNATIONAL TRADE SCENARIO

    The EDB organized a one hour Panel discussion with Madam Arancha Gonzalez - Executive Director/International Trade Centre, Geneva on “Which Way are Trade Winds Blowing? – Current and Future International Trade Scenario” on Friday 20th July 2018 from 9.00 am to 10.00 am at the Lotus Room at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) for around 200 participants from the public & private sector stakeholders.

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  • State Of The Printing Industry From A Local And Global Perspective

    23/07/2018 EDB Blog

    02/01/2017
    State Of The Printing Industry From A Local And Global Perspective

    With the acquisition of combined offset / digital printing equipment, many Sri Lankan printers are fully geared to break fresh grounds and go global in this new era of globalization.

    As a top office bearer of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) has disclosed to The Sunday Times recently, the industry is striving to establish Sri Lanka as a global printing hub that would open fresh business opportunities and rake in much needed earnings in foreign currency.

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