• 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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  • Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

    20/06/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Boosting Sri Lanka-China trade and investment

    In a fresh bid to enhance exports to China and attract investment, industry professionals gathered for a discussion last week organised by the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Exports to China gets major boost

    11/06/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Exports to China gets major boost

    Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB) has drawn up a new entry strategy for the Chinese market to pre-identify products using an international consultancy firm/consultant, as most of Sri Lanka’s SMEs fail to complete export orders to China.

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  • Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    30/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

    Sri Lanka has been well known as a high-quality cutting and polishing destination with competitive pricing and still maintains a reputation as one of the best cutting centres for service cutting in the world. Sri Lanka’s lapidary sector consists of cutting and polishing of diamonds and coloured gem stones and the industry plays a vital role in adding value to locally produced and imported gem stones. The value addition per carat in the calibrated stone industry is estimated to vary between 25-30% for imported stones and 40-100% for local stones.

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  • FACETS to glitter in September

    23/05/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    FACETS to glitter in September

    The Gem & Jewellery Industry of Sri Lanka gears for the 28th edition of its premier exhibition, FACETS Sri Lanka 2018, which will be held from 30 August to 2 September at the BMICH.

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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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  • 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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  • State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed GSP+ Sri Lanka Business Forum in Milan

    31/10/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed GSP+ Sri Lanka Business Forum in Milan

    On a promotional visit to enhance Sri Lanka’s exports to Italian market under EU-GSP+ concessions and the investment potentials, Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe addressed Sri Lanka Business Forum organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Italy, Sri Lanka Consulate in Milan and the EDB, in association with Associazione Italiana Commercio Esterocalled AICE in Milan. This forum was held at the auditorium of AICE on 17th of October where it was attended over 70 potential buyers, importers, investors and the chamber representatives in Milan. AICE in Milan, having more than 70 years of history, has been helping Italian and foreign companies to do mutual business in Italy.

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  • EDB organises Sri Lanka Pavilion at 14th China-ASEAN Expo, Nanning, China

    31/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB organises Sri Lanka Pavilion at 14th China-ASEAN Expo, Nanning, China

    The Export Development Board (EDB) organised Sri Lanka’s participation at the 14th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) in Nanning, China from 12-15 September in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Guangzhou.

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

    07/09/2017 DailyFT

    02/01/2017
    HNB, EDB launch breakthrough new SME Export Credit facility

    Sri Lanka’s most innovative bank, HNB PLC working in close collaboration with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) announced the launch of HNB SME Export Credit, a pioneering new facility specially designed to meet the requirements and aspirations of Sri Lanka’s burgeoning Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.

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  • Export Opportunities in Pakistan

    05/07/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Export Opportunities in Pakistan

    The EDB organized a seminar on “Export opportunities in the Pakistan Market” with the objective of increasing awareness of the market opportunities available in the Pakistan market for Sri Lankan products.

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  • Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

    12/04/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Development Strategies Ministry and EDB conduct symposium on ‘NES’

    The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) conducted the first national symposium for Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) with more than 150 public and private sector representatives to plan the next export growth cycle of the country.

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  • National exports strategy key to development agenda

    11/04/2017 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    National exports strategy key to development agenda

    Following is the message by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama, delivered to mark Sri Lanka’s First National Export Strategy Symposium held at the Temple Trees.

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  • Gem Lapidaries in Sri Lanka - Attuned to the fine art of Gem Cutting in Sri Lanka

    17/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Gem Lapidaries in Sri Lanka - Attuned to the fine art of Gem Cutting in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has been celebrated for the brightest and the most valuable gemstones in the world and was suspected to be the locality of mythical ‘Tarshish’, the port city, which supplied King Solomon with gems, silver, pearls and ivory.

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  • Sri Lanka’s Gem Exports to China set to increase

    16/01/2017

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s Gem Exports to China set to increase

    In the wake of the Free Trade Agreement between China & Sri Lanka to be finalized around March 2017 and of the recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) & Guangdong Gems and Jade Exchange (GDGJE), it’s on the cards that Sri Lankan gem exports to China, the world’s largest gem importer enjoying the lion’s share, that is, 76.8% of the world gem market - In financial terms, China’s gem imports amount to a whopping US $25.8 billion - will grow considerably.

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