• EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    16/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the national program to establish 2,000 new exporters. The program was held at the Sanaya Hotel, Matara on Friday, 11 May.

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  • Open Ocean Aquaculture in Sri Lanka

    15/05/2018

    02/01/2017
    Open Ocean Aquaculture in Sri Lanka

    During Sri Lanka’s centuries-long history of offshore fishing, the country has been mainly dependent on the natural fish production within the 200 nautical miles of Exclusive Economic Zone situated in the Indian Ocean. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), nearly 50% of the seafood...

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  • Future Potential of Floriculture Industry in Sri Lanka

    15/05/2018

    02/01/2017
    Future Potential of Floriculture Industry in Sri Lanka

    The global demand of for cut flowers, foliage, and ornamental plants has been on a steady rise for the last decade with global exports for developing countries alone reporting a market value of USD 4 billion in the year 2012. With the rise of the worldwide consumption of floriculture products, the customer...

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  • A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    04/05/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board under the directive of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade arranged a successful inward delegation from Pakistan following the research done by EDB in 2017 on new opportunities in Pakistan, the 2nd largest economy in South Asia. This mission also focused on maximizing trade under the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) to achieve the export earnings of US$ 20 million in 2020.

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  • Sri Lankan ICT Companies to Exhibit their Products and Services at Japan IT Week – 2018

    03/05/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan ICT Companies to Exhibit their Products and Services at Japan IT Week – 2018

    Sri Lanka Export Development has organized a Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the renowned IT Fair – Japan IT Week. Accordingly, 10 Sri Lankan ICT companies will be exhibiting their software products and services at Japan IT Week 2018. The Sri Lanka Pavilion is located at the East Hall, E 07 -18 Booth...

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  • Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM brand ‘Island of Ingenuity’ debuts in London

    19/04/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM brand ‘Island of Ingenuity’ debuts in London

    The national brand for the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector was launched in London on 18-04-2018

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  • Meet with Sri Lankan Seafood Suppliers at the Seafood Expo Global(SEG) 2018

    12/04/2018

    02/01/2017
    Meet with Sri Lankan Seafood Suppliers at the Seafood Expo Global(SEG) 2018

    In their unrelenting resolve to build a global customer base for Sri Lankan seafood, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) has organized Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Seafood Expo Global 2018. The lifting of the ban on Sri Lankan seafood by the European Union in the mid 2016 saw a notable surge in seafood export revenue. Coming on top of that, Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Seafood Expo Global 2018 promises to be an excellent booster of Sri Lankan seafood in the global marketplace. SEG 2018 will take place from April 24 to 26 at Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium. Sri Lanka Country Pavilion will be located at Hall 8 – 4461.

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  • Ceylon Cinnamon, Ceylon Tea to be recognised as Geographical Indications in Sri Lanka

    03/04/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Ceylon Cinnamon, Ceylon Tea to be recognised as Geographical Indications in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is the leading exporter of true cinnamon to the world and holds 80% of the world market share for true cinnamon.....

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  • EDB teams with international expert Dr. Franz Linser to foster medical and wellness tourism sector

    16/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB teams with international expert Dr. Franz Linser to foster medical and wellness tourism sector

    The EDB organised a wellness tourism seminar with Dr. Franz Linser, international wellness tourism expert from Austria on 27 February at the EDB. Around 70 participants from the Ayurveda resorts, Spa centers, Private hospitals, travel companies and tourism consultants participated this seminar along with some government officials overlook this sector.

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  • Entrepot and Transshipment Trade in Sri Lanka

    15/03/2018

    02/01/2017
    Entrepot and Transshipment Trade in Sri Lanka

    Situated on a key East-West trade route and set close to India, Sri Lanka possesses the essential locational advantage to become a key logistics hub in South Asia. It’s potential to become an important transshipment hub in the region, a site where many shipping lines consolidate and de-consolidate cargo for transshipment to other destinations.

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  • Thai Week Seminar in Sri Lanka promotes greater bilateral trade and investment

    14/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Thai Week Seminar in Sri Lanka promotes greater bilateral trade and investment

    The Thai Week last week held a special seminar themed ‘Sri Lanka-Thailand Strategic Partnership in the making: Perspectives on trade, investment and development opportunities’ inviting an expert group of panellists to share their views and insights.

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  • “Why be an employee without being a generator of employment” ?

    14/03/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    “Why be an employee without being a generator of employment” ?

    Samantha Mirando, who did not take up the state position due to him after being graduated and became successful in the entrepreneurship field.

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  • Thailand Week Trade Fair opens investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka

    10/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Thailand Week Trade Fair opens investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka

    The Thailand Week Trade Fair kicked off 09-03-2018, opening many investment and development opportunities for Sri Lanka. The second edition is taking place at the BMICH and will go on till 11-03-2018.

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  • Australian High Commissioner calls for gender equality, empowerment in Sri Lanka

    09/03/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Australian High Commissioner calls for gender equality, empowerment in Sri Lanka

    As Sri Lanka posts one of the lowest female workforce participation rates of any comparable country, Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson yesterday called on all stakeholders to promote gender equality and empowerment to unleash the potential of women in business

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  • Future Prospects of Construction Industry in Sri Lanka

    08/03/2018

    02/01/2017
    Future Prospects of Construction Industry in Sri Lanka

    The end of the three-decade long armed conflict in Sri Lanka in the year 2009, has given a boost to the country’s then growing construction industry. As the country rushed to make up for the 30 years of neglect and ruin, construction industry became one of the major beneficiaries of country’s rapid economic development.

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  • Global wellness tourism expert Dr. Linser to meet Lankan industry at EDB seminar

    27/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Global wellness tourism expert Dr. Linser to meet Lankan industry at EDB seminar

    The Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (EDB) has invited Linser Hospitality Austria Managing Director Dr. Franz Linser, who is an internationally renowned wellness tourism expert, to conduct a seminar and consultancy session to the Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism service sector.

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  • Electrical and Electronics industry in Sri Lanka: Performance and the Outlook for Growth

    26/02/2018

    02/01/2017
    Electrical and Electronics industry in Sri Lanka: Performance and the Outlook for Growth

    Sri Lankan Electrical and Electronics industry is progressively stepping into the Global Electronics Value Added Supply Chain with products and services gaining acceptance amongst the most important Global Market Leaders. The Electrical and Electronics industry in Sri Lanka grew significantly over the past 45 years and saw it being gradually elevated to the position a key...

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  • ExIm & Logistics Challenge Trophy launched

    26/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    ExIm & Logistics Challenge Trophy launched

    The Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) in association with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has launched a new corporate quiz for the ExIm & Logistics Trophy for the first time.

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  • EDB holds a Seminar for the Electronics and Electrical Sector Exporters and Potential Exporters

    22/02/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB holds a Seminar for the Electronics and Electrical Sector Exporters and Potential Exporters

    The Export Development Board (EDB) organised a seminar for the electronics and electrical sector exporters and potential exporters in Sri Lanka to make them aware on the recent developments of the industry and the market linkages and trade and tariff concessions in identified regional markets. About 35 participants from the electronics and electrical sector attended this seminar held at the EDB.

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  • The Growing Potential of Wellness Tourism in Sri Lanka

    19/02/2018

    02/01/2017
    The Growing Potential of Wellness Tourism in Sri Lanka

    Despite a two-decade-long debate in local travel and tourism sector about the need to move beyond branding of Sri Lanka as a beach destination under the essence of the Sun, the Sea and the Sand, the country is yet to align itself with the luxury wellness tourism emerging in South East Asia. Already a...

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