• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

    05/10/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

    The Chairperson and Chief Executive, EDB Indira Malwatte together with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany had extremely fruitful discussions with officers from Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiatives for import promotion of selected countries.

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  • EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

    21/09/2018 Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

    The 22nd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony was held to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Exporters at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, on September 18, 2018, under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena the President of Sri Lanka.

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  • Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

    20/09/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

    Following is the address by Minister Malik Samarawickrama at the Presidential Export Awardson 18 September 

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  • Polish push for local boat building industry

    09/09/2018 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Polish push for local boat building industry

    In keeping with the government’s aim of developing Sri Lanka’s boat building industry as one of the six sectors of the economic drive, stakeholders are looking at a strategic approach to fuel its growth.

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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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  • Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018

    17/07/2018

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

    Organized by Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), in association with Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, South Asia’s most focused and largest...

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  • Tripartite MOU signed between BOI, EDB and Business France

    13/07/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Tripartite MOU signed between BOI, EDB and Business France

    A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka and Business France today. (13 July 2018) 

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  • Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

    22/06/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

    Being the Strategic Partner of the Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) 2018 from 19th to 21st June 2018, the EDB collaborated with CCC in organizing foreign buyers delegation for the event considering the benefits that will accrue to the development of exports through establishment of trade links, creating investment opportunities into the export sectors and image building efforts of the country.

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  • EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

    19/06/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday said the National Export Strategy (NES) it has designed in collaboration with the export sector stakeholders is ready to be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.

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  • Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

    18/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

    Sri Lanka’s footprint in global boats and shipping sector may be smaller, but Lankan exports in it continue to surge in strong numbers. As a result Sri Lanka is ambitiously positioning for $ 200 million boats and shipping exports by 2022.

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  • EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

    30/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

    Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the digitalisation of economic activities and trade which can support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to ICT-enabled financial services.

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  • Sri Lanka for open trade and investment, Minister Malik Samarawickrama tells WEDF 2017 opening

    26/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka for open trade and investment, Minister Malik Samarawickrama tells WEDF 2017 opening

    Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama speaks at the first plenary of the World Export Development Forum in Budapest yesterday (25-10-2017)

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  • World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

    25/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

    The 2017 edition of the annual World Export Development Forum (WEDF) kicks off today in Budapest, Hungary under the theme ‘Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate’.

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  • Large Section Of Tourists Beach-Based

    26/06/2016 Sunday Leader

    02/01/2017
    Large Section Of Tourists Beach-Based

    With a large section of Sri Lanka’s tourism being beach-based, the industry in the island nation requires pleasure sail boats and boats for sea excursions for whale/dolphin watching, leisure fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, etc. This was highlighted at a session held last week to announce the Boat Show & Fisheries Exhibition Sri Lanka 2016 scheduled to take place from October 13 to 15 at the Dickowita Fishery Harbour, Colombo.

    It was also noted that Sri Lanka has a coastal shore-line of 1,340kms and a large inland water mass consisting of lagoons, lakes, reservoirs etc. There are 13 major fishery harbours, 15 anchorages and 1,053 landing sites on the coastal belt. However, the full potential of the ocean is yet to be utilized and ideal water front lands for development of marinas and boat yards are available around the island.

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  • SL Navy exports 9 Patrol Craft to Nigeria

    07/05/2016 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    SL Navy exports 9 Patrol Craft to Nigeria

    Sri Lanka navy yesterday sold 9 small patrol craft, indigenously built by the Inshore Patrol Craft Project of the Navy established at Welisara, to the Nigerian Government.

    The deal is a milestone in the annals of the Sri Lanka Navy as this is the very first transaction, where the Navy involved internationally earning foreign exchange to the country.

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  • First-ever on-water Boat Show a success

    18/10/2014 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    First-ever on-water Boat Show a success

    • 2013 boat exports surge by 46%
    • Buyers and exhibitors from Korea, Maldives, Seychelles
    • Improved standards: Minister Senaratne
    • Value-added business: EDB’s Egodage

    Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa (second from left), Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Rajitha Senaratne (third from left) and EDB Chairman/CEO Bandula Egodage at Boatshow 2014 on 10 October at Dickowita Harbour, Wattala

    Colombo’s latest international boat show, which featured an on-water boat display for the first time, concluded successfully after a three-day run on 12 October.

    “We have been talking about five hubs. Today there are two major milestones taking place at this event – the promotion of the maritime hub as well as our tourism,” said EDB Chairman and CEO Bandula Egodage, addressing the inauguration event of Boatshow 2014 on 10 October at Dickowita Harbour, Wattala.

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