• Peter Kuruvita joins as the Guest Chef for Sri Lanka at Expo 2020 Dubai

    02/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Peter Kuruvita joins as the Guest Chef for Sri Lanka at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai is set in a spectacular manner to ensure the strengthening of the country’s trade, tourism, and investments. The Sri Lanka Export Development Board plays a critical role, together with private and state organisations, to landmark Sri Lanka’s presence at this global event.

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  • EDB conducts an Awareness Session on NRC’s PPP Programme

    16/08/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB conducts an Awareness Session on NRC’s PPP Programme

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in association with the National Research Council (NRC) held an awareness session on the NRC’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Programme on 29th July, 2019, at the EDB Auditorium targeting the exporter community. The aim of the session was to educate exporters about the modalities of the PPP programme.

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  • Four decades since ‘visionary’ Export Development Act

    13/08/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Four decades since ‘visionary’ Export Development Act

    “This Act is truly visionary; I wish other countries had this in their export development framework!”, remarked a senior official of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre to me some months back. He was referring to the ‘Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40 of 1979’, which marks 40 years this month. He had found it to be an institutional arrangement that was far ahead of its time, and is still having relevance today – not just for Sri Lanka, but also for other developing countries. And he would know, having worked on export development strategies for over a dozen countries around the world.

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  • Govt. helps biz map Indian entry

    06/08/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Govt. helps biz map Indian entry

    To help Sri Lankan companies eyeing the daunting Indian market, the International Trade and Development Strategies Ministry yesterday launched a new report to assist breaking into India, with Minister Malik Samarawickrama undertaking a visit to India this week to help local businesses find success across the Palk Strait.

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  • EDB Turns 40 : Contribution to the Economy of the Nation

    02/08/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB Turns 40 : Contribution to the Economy of the Nation

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board [EDB] which turned 40 years on 1st August is the premier state organization for the development and promotion of exports. The Board plays myriad roles in the export sector of the economy, as a Policy Advisor, Monitor, Promoter, Facilitator and Knowledge Provider in carrying out its responsibilities of implementing strategies for achieving national export targets.

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  • Exports grow 11.4% in first half of 2019

    24/07/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Exports grow 11.4% in first half of 2019

    Despite global and local challenges, Sri Lanka’s merchandised and service exports have risen by 11.4% to $ 8.5 billion in the first half of this year, prompting the Government to attribute it to a series of development efforts and assure further support. Releasing the latest yet provisional data, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday that export sector performance was commendable, though he admitted there is significant scope for higher value. “The 11.4% growth, despite the impact of the October 2018 undemocratic constitutional coup, and the Easter Sunday tragedy, as well as global challenges, is very satisfactory. For the first time, three months of first half of 2019 - January, March and June - have produced over $ 1 billion worth of merchandised exports. We had originally set an ambitious $ 20 billion target for 2019, but we may miss it and end up at around $ 18.5 billion, which will be still higher than the $ 16 billion achieved last year,” Samarawickrama said.

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  • EDB exporters’ forums provide relief to businesses

    12/07/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB exporters’ forums provide relief to businesses

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has been conducting the Exporters’ Forum since its inception from late 70s. The EDB has identified the need of a common platform to discuss and resolve the issues faced by the exporter community in Sri Lanka in order to facilitate exporters to overcome constraints arising from policy and operational issues created by various institutes that regulate, operate, and facilitate cross border trade. The EDB as the nation’s prime institute to facilitate export development created this mechanism to enable exporters to submit their issues to the highest levels of state institutions that cannot be reached easily by a trader. The unique feature of the Exporters’ Forum is the participation of the private sector and the public sector to resolve issues, with the political leadership represented by the relevant minister together with direct ministry-level interventions providing solutions to address those issues.

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  • 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19 September

    19/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19 September

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is planning to hold the 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on 19 September at the BMICH

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  • Horizon Campus invests to build new facility to enable over 15,000 student capacity

    06/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Horizon Campus invests to build new facility to enable over 15,000 student capacity

    Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, Horizon Campus today has become one of the country’s leading campuses, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition by gaining approval from the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education for their local and affiliated programs as well as being a member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities and the Asia Pacific Quality Network.

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  • UAE, Sri Lanka discuss Expo Dubai 2020

    17/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    UAE, Sri Lanka discuss Expo Dubai 2020

    Transforming Sri Lanka into the hub of the Indian Ocean, with a knowledge-based, highly competitive and social-market economyis the objective of the Vision 2025 policy document of the Government.Making the transistion to anexport, FDI and tourism orientedcountry is the only optionfor Sri Lanka to create better jobs for the youth of our country and to graduate to a higher income economy.

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  • Sri Lanka's Top Exporters & Investors are discussing the current status of the Country

    09/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka's Top Exporters & Investors are discussing the current status of the Country

    As per the instructions of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Export Development Board organized a meeting with the key Exporters and Investors on Friday 03rd May 2019 at the 3rd Floor Auditorium to discuss the current situation of the country.

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  • International Education Expo 2019 held in Maldives

    07/03/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    International Education Expo 2019 held in Maldives

    The Maldives International Education and Career Expo concluded on a grand scale on Saturday, March 2 at Dharubaaruge, Male’. The three-day event saw over 1,500 students and young adults visiting the exhibition. A total of 50 Institutes promoted various programs/courses at this event. Participated Institutes proudly encompassed not only from Sri Lanka but from India, Maldives, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany and Switzerland which made this event a ‘top-notch’ scale exhibition and the largest event in the Maldives.

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  • 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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  • Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

    08/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

    Following the success of the first and the only tab-based Smart Classroom in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, together with the Ministry of Education and CodeGen International Ltd., introduced the first grade-wide deployment of Smart Classrooms at the Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School on 7 January.

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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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  • Maldives International Education and Career Expo in February

    20/11/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Maldives International Education and Career Expo in February

    Maldivian students are increasingly turning towards Sri Lanka as a home away from home for their diverse educational needs. The students of today are very focused and wise in their choice of careers and seek out new avenues and options for education and career development on a regular basis. Increasingly Maldivian students are favouring Sri Lanka to further their education. 

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  • Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters to enter US Market

    15/10/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters  to enter US Market

    Over the last several months, the Export Development Board has developed a relationship with UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Global Access Program (GAP) with a view to strengthening Sri Lanka’s exports to the United States. The Export Development Board has worked closely with GAP Executive Director Dr. Fredrik Leuhusen, in addition to seeking external reference from agencies in New Zealand and Finland who have been among the most frequent GAP clients.

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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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  • SLANSHEI Contribution to Non-State Higher Education Sector

    01/07/2018 Sunday Times Sri Lanka

    02/01/2017
    SLANSHEI Contribution to Non-State Higher Education Sector

    Sri Lanka Association of Non- State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI) is an umbrella organization formed in the year 2016 through the initiation of seven leading private institutes working for a common set of goals aimed at addressing the needs of the non-state higher education sector in the country. The seven founding members comprised of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology ( SLIIT), Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College ( CINEC), Horizon Campus (HC), Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology ( APIIT), Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Aquinas and South Asian Institute of Technology and Management (SAITM). Apart from these institutes, Saegis, KIU and Gateway Graduate School have currently gained its full membership.

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