• 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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  • Island of Ingenuity national brand for ICT/BPM launched

    16/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Island of Ingenuity national brand for ICT/BPM launched

    From left: PwC Executive Director Nishan Mendis, Chief Guest Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte, Branding Committee Representative and SLASSCOM Chairman Ruwindhu Peiris and Branding Committee Representative and FITIS Chairman Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayake look on at the event

    Sri Lanka’s latest national branding attempt for the ICT/BPM sector ‘IOI - Island of Ingenuity’ was officially launched yesterday, with the Government assuring a Rs. 300 million investment to create a global centre of excellence in high-end product engineering, IP creation and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO).

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  • SLEMEA - SLEDB Business Conference 2018 for electronics and electrical sector

    15/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLEMEA - SLEDB Business Conference 2018 for electronics and electrical sector

    Sri Lanka Electronics Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA), in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) recently organised a business conference for the Sri Lankan electronics and electrical industry to highlight the importance of the sector in the export market. The conference was held at the EDB and drew around 70 participants.

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  • EDB’s ICT/BPM sector national brand launch

    14/02/2018 Ceylon Today

    02/01/2017
    EDB’s ICT/BPM sector national brand launch

    The official brand launch of the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector, organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with Asian Development Bank (ADB) using technical assistance funding from the Japan Fund, will be held at the Lotus Conference Room, BMICH, on 15-02-2018.

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  • Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2018

    09/02/2018

    02/01/2017
    Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2018

    Foreseeing the ample potential for Sri Lankan food and beverage exporters at Gulfood 2018, the 23rd edition of the largest international trade show for food and beverage to be held from February 18th - 22nd at Dubai World Trade Centre. Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with Sri Lanka Consulate General in Dubai has organized Sri Lanka country pavilions consisting of 22 booths in total.

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  • Rattan Craft to intensify handicraft exports

    08/02/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Rattan Craft to intensify handicraft exports

    Sri Lanka is a fertile ground for handicraft artisans.  It is no secret that the creations of their hands are invincible in the world...........

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  • EDB, SLGJA partner to attract innovative jewellery design talent

    08/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB, SLGJA partner to attract innovative jewellery design talent

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) in collaboration with Academy of Design (AOD) launched a One Year Diploma in Jewellery Designing............

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  • Highlights of Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA which makes watershed in Sri Lankan economy

    06/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Highlights of Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA which makes watershed in Sri Lankan economy

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena witness the signing of the free trade agreement by Singapore’s Minister of Trade S. Ishwaran and Sri Lankan Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama.

    On 23 January, Sri Lanka marked a significant watershed in the development of its economy when it signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore after 18 months of negotiations between the trade negotiation teams of both countries.

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  • UK delegation visits EDB

    01/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    UK delegation visits EDB

    A group of UK Parliamentarians headed by MP Ranil Jayawardena visited EDB recently and discussed the current trade scenario as well as the future potential......

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  • Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers trade delegation visit to EDB

    30/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers trade delegation visit to EDB

    At the request by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia the EDB met the trade delegation from Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) on 23 January 2018 at EDB....

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  • Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan – 2017 - 2026

    22/01/2018

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan – 2017 - 2026

    Last year’s Natural Rubber and Rubber-based product exports from Sri Lanka brought in revenue slightly north of US $800 million. Of this, the highest portion, amounting to nearly US $250 million, went to the USA

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  • Significant growth in exports in Jan-Nov 2017

    18/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Significant growth in exports in Jan-Nov 2017

    Exports continued to record growth momentum for eight of 11 months of 2017 compared to 2016, the Exports Development Board (EDB) said yesterday(17-01-2018).

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  • Lanka Rubber Global Consortium debuts to boost exports

    18/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Lanka Rubber Global Consortium debuts to boost exports

    A unique Lanka Rubber Global Consortium was launched yesterday (17-01-2018) to boost the industry’s exports under a groundbreaking multi-stakeholder initiative.

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  • International fashion industry expert Donald Potard from Parson’s University in Paris visits Sri Lanka

    10/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    International fashion industry expert Donald Potard from Parson’s University in Paris visits Sri Lanka

    In line with the Export Development Board’s (EDB) efforts to promote the fashion design sector, EDB gave the opportunity for three Sri Lankan designers to promote their designs..........

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  • Iranian delegates visited to EDB

    08/01/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Iranian delegates visited to EDB

    A four-member Iranian delegation visited the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to discuss the potential for re-exportation of dehydrated grapes to the Middle Eastern market.......

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  • Nagano Employers’ Association visits EDB to Enhance Trade Relations between Sri Lanka and Japan

    04/01/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Nagano Employers’ Association visits EDB to Enhance Trade Relations between Sri Lanka and Japan

    A delegation from Nagano Employers’ Association in Nagano Prefecture, Japan visited Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with the objective of increasing awareness on Sri Lankan key export products and services...........

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  • Collaborating To Compete: A new dawn to the Sri Lankan Rubber sector entities! – EDB/ADB Initiative

    25/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Collaborating To Compete: A new dawn to the Sri Lankan Rubber sector entities! – EDB/ADB Initiative

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) having collaborated with Asian Development Bank carried out a study to identify issues being encountered by companies in their value chains pertaining to few identified sectors in Sri Lanka such as Rubber,.....

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  • Shrimp Farming in Sri Lanka

    22/12/2017

    02/01/2017
    Shrimp Farming in Sri Lanka

    With a coastline stretching some 1,700 km in total, Sri Lanka is naturally designed for aquaculture. The total extent of lagoons and estuaries has been estimated to be 121,000 hectare (ha). Adjoining these estuaries and lagoons is extensive expanse of low-lying delta lands covering some 70,000 ha. Given these extraordinary natural endowments,

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  • Growth of Demand for Coconut in the Global Market

    21/12/2017

    02/01/2017
    Growth of Demand for Coconut in the Global Market

    In the past decade, the global demand for coconut had grown by 500%. During the same time, coconut got its biggest marketing boost yet. With a series of celebrity endorsements, it has been re-launched as a “superfood” to the global market. The demand for two coconut products namely coconut...

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  • More Benefits to SMEs through Implementation of HNB - EDB Small and Medium Scale Export Credit Scheme

    21/12/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    More Benefits to SMEs through Implementation of HNB - EDB Small and Medium Scale Export Credit Scheme

    Hatton National Bank (HNB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has introduced a new export credit scheme for the benefit of small and medium-scale exporters in Sri Lanka.

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