• Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil concludes trade and tourism promotional event in São Paulo

    06/03/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil concludes trade and tourism promotional event in São Paulo

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil successfully organised a three-day trade and tourism promotional event in Sao Paulo, the commercial capital of Brazil, from 20 to 22 February. The event drew the interest of a large number of prominent Brazilian importers, trade consultants, officials of trade associations, travel journalists and travel trade industries based in Sao Paulo.

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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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  • Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

    22/02/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

    Government in collaboration with the private sector is in the process of setting up an operation of a Business Center for Incubators and Accelerators in the Northern region in order to develop Enterprises in the Technology Sector by youth in the Northern 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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  • Sri Lankan - based solar power company with facilitation of Embassy in Bahrain, invests $ 10 m

    30/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan - based solar power company with facilitation of Embassy in Bahrain, invests $ 10 m

    Sri Lankan based JLanka International, a leading solar and renewal energy technology solutions provider in South Asia, has been chosen by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to commission the Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) under the stewardship and guidance of Minister of Electricity and Water of Bahrain to install solar PV systems on over 500 Government and state-owned buildings in Bahrain including schools, universities, corporates and hospitals, among others. This is particularly significant since the total value of investment would be in excess of $ 10 million.

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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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  • 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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  • Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

    20/09/2018 srilankabusiness

    02/01/2017
    Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

    productronica India, international Exhibition and Conference for Electronic Production Technologies is the most important event for the electronics industry in India and South Asia. The fair will unveil a world of production technologies for the electronics industry. The trade fair is aimed primarily...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Strong uptick in exports and FDIs, latest 2017 data shows

    08/12/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Strong uptick in exports and FDIs, latest 2017 data shows

    As Sri Lanka’s pro-growth reforms gather pace, amidst an improving external economic environment, exports and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) have shown substantial increases this year compared to last year, the Development Strategy and International Trade Ministry said.

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