• 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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  • Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    21/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is in the process of developing new export diversification strategies to increase the share of exports by effective utilisation of provisions under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and India.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Success story of an unsuccessful 200 attempts to can king coconut water

    19/02/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Success story of an unsuccessful 200 attempts to can king coconut water

    Hela Coco Inventor Hareendra Mahakumara endeavouring to establish a local brand among international soft drink brands said he was unsuccessful 200 times in his attempts to can king coconut water.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

    21/12/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan exporters strengthen their value proposition at EDB’s first Export Marketplace

    Sri Lankan exporters, service providers, and buyers engaged in a full day pilot export marketplace organized by Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Dilmah Conservation and the World Bank Group. Three companies were awarded prizes of US$ 5000 each to strengthen their export value proposition.

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  • Large Lankan private sector delegation at WEDF in Budapest

    28/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Large Lankan private sector delegation at WEDF in Budapest

    Central Europe’s first ever World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Hungary this week has drawn a large Sri Lankan private sector delegation put together by the Export Development Board.

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Organized a Seminar for Sri Lanka’s Businesses and Entrepreneurs

    16/10/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Organized a Seminar for Sri Lanka’s Businesses and Entrepreneurs

    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) jointly organized a Business Seminar on "Explore Business Opportunities through Hong Kong" on Friday, 29th September, 2017 at Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka.

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  • EDB organized a seminar for Women Entrepreneurs in Monaragala.

    12/10/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB organized a seminar for Women Entrepreneurs in Monaragala.

    The EDB organized a seminar for Women Entrepreneurs on Thursday, 21st September 2017 in District Secretariat, Monaragala with the objective of development of women entrepreneurs to enter to the international market.

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  • EDB promotes Made in Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada

    12/06/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes Made in Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada

    Sri Lanka Pavilion at SIAL Canada, in Toronto

    The Export Development Board (EDB) organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the ‘SIAL Canada 2017’ from 2-4 May in Toronto Canada in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Toronto and the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada.

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  • Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

    17/03/2017

    02/01/2017
    Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

    The Sri Lankan blue swimmer crab fishery is a coastal fishery industry, which operates in the relatively shallow waters of Southern tips of Gulf of Mannar across the Palk Straits to the Southern boundary of the Bay of Bengal. 

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  • Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

    26/12/2016

    02/01/2017
    Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

    Whereas Sri Lanka isn’t the world’s largest producer of Coconut, our footprint on global coconut production is still significant. Also, in the context of local exports, as both natural Coconut and value added Coconut exports constitute a significant portion of Sri Lanka’s export earnings, the commercial vitality of Coconut is beyond question.

    With increasing emphasis being placed on organic agriculture and the premium prices that authentic organic products command in the global marketplace, Sri Lankan value-added Coconut products exporters are turning slowly but steadily to production of value added organic Coconut products. Considering the growing demand for the organic agricultural products all over the world, this is a commercially astute and positive change of direction. Following are some of the value added organic Coconut products being currently exported by Sri Lankan Coconut products manufacturers and suppliers.

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  • Amendments to Food Act on the Cards

    26/12/2016 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Amendments to Food Act on the Cards

    Steps will be taken to amend the Food Act to suit the present times and also support the food processing industry which has enormous potential, State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe told the 10th Exporters Forum at the Export Development Board (EDB) recently.

    The Minister was responding to issues raised by meat processors with regard to the excessive time taken to test the quality of food before processing for exports. He said it is time to amend the Food Act which is around 30 years old. The time taken to complete the tests and then process food is too long. It should be done within 10 days as in other countries. “A meeting comprising stakeholders of the food processing industry and quality certifying institutions will be held shortly to solve the issue,” the Minister said.

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  • Sri Lanka seafood, apparel exports up in July

    18/10/2016 Economy Next

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka seafood, apparel exports up in July

    Sri Lanka's seafood exports to the European Union picked up 19.9 percent in July 2016 from a year earlier, following the lifting of a ban, and apparel exports rose 3 percent, but lower commodity prices have hit petroleum and tea.  

    Exports fell 4.4 percent to $891.2 million in July 2016 from a year earlier and imports fell 6.6 percent to $1,432 million dollars, shrinking the trade balance 10 percent to $541 million, official data showed.

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  • A ‘silver lining’ to a threatened industry Offshore Fish Farming in Trincomalee

    28/04/2016 The Island

    02/01/2017
    A ‘silver lining’ to a threatened industry Offshore Fish Farming in Trincomalee

    If a dark cloud at present hangs over the dwindling local fisheries resources, Oceanpick (Pvt) Ltd has created a silver lining amid that general gloom, by developing Sri Lanka’s and South Asia’s first ever responsible, commercial scale oceanic farm for Finfish.

    The Company unveiled its ‘Round Island’, oceanic fish farming brand on Monday at Eagles’ Golf Links, China Bay, Trincomalee marking Sri Lanka's bold entry into aquaculture farming in the open seas.

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