• 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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  • Ecoeye Lanka Proprietor Nalin Herath endeavouring to win the world

    25/06/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Ecoeye Lanka Proprietor Nalin Herath endeavouring to win the world

    There is an old saying, “Behind Every Successful Man, There is a Woman.” That is a proven truth in the Sri Lankan society. Nalin Herath, the proprietor of Ecoeye Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., is a man of courage.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Korea Importers Association delegation looks for Lankan products, partners

    02/10/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Korea Importers Association delegation looks for Lankan products, partners

    A 15-member delegation led by Myoung-jin Shin, Chairman and CEO of the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA), visited Sri Lanka earlier this month on the invitation of the Sri Lanka Embassy in South Korea and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to explore business and investment opportunities in diverse areas.

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  • EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

    08/09/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH PUM NETHERLANDS UNDER A LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING (LOU) TO ASSIST EXPORT ORIENTED SME ENTERPRISES

    The EDB entered into a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts with a view to supporting particularly export oriented Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by obtaining services of PUM experts from mainly Europe in the areas of technology transfer, process improvement, product development, capacity building and training needs.

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  • EDB organises seminar for women entrepreneurs in Vavuniya

    01/08/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB organises seminar for women entrepreneurs in Vavuniya

    EDB organised a seminar for women entrepreneurs on Thursday, 20 July in District Secretariat, Vavuniya with the objective of developing women entrepreneurs to enter to the international market.

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  • Travel goods from Sri Lanka to receive duty free entry to US

    24/07/2017 LBO

    02/01/2017
    Travel goods from Sri Lanka to receive duty free entry to US

    Export of travel-related products from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty free entry to the United States following a decision by the US administration to approve the inclusion of travel goods from all GSP beneficiary countries, including Sri Lanka, in the expanded US GSP scheme on July 1, 2017.

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  • Development of women entrepreneurs to enter international market

    02/06/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Development of women entrepreneurs to enter international market

    Lakmini Wijesundera Sandra Wanduragala 

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised a half day seminar on the theme ‘Development of Women Entrepreneurs to the International Market’ at the EDB Auditorium, Colombo 02, on 25 May with the objective of creating awareness among women entrepreneurs on business opportunities in the international market, as part of the overall program for developing 2,000 new exporters by 2020.

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  • Sri Lankan Hand looms- a colourful tradition from the past

    20/08/2015

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan Hand looms- a colourful tradition from the past

    The legendary beginning of the Sri Lankan history also provides clues of a well-developed Sri Lankan weaving industry nearly three thousand years back, and even today Sri Lankan hand loom products portray their rich heritage and cultural diversity in their designs and technologies.

    According to the Great chronicles or Mahavamsa, Princess Kuweni the sorcerer princess of Sri Lanka was busy at her weaving wheel when the Indian cast ashore and rebel Prince, Wijaya met her at Tammanna or present day Mannar in Sri Lanka, turning a new page in country's history and starting a new line of rule in Sri Lanka.

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  • ‘Lanka handlooms special’-Int’l Design Expert

    01/07/2014 Asian Tribune

    02/01/2017
    ‘Lanka handlooms special’-Int’l Design Expert

    Just as the US demand for Lankan handlooms surged, an international design expert called on 30 June the country to further strengthen its design and promotion capacities-and Sri Lanka’s handloom designs continue to have a special identity.

    “Sri Lanka has been known for its handloom textiles. Sri Lanka, rather than moving into fast fashion handloom cycles, can elevate its special handlooms brand by building competence and international promotion efforts” said Jennifer Shellard (Visiting Lecturer, Woven Textile Department of London’s University of Creative Arts) on 30 June in Colombo.

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  • UK expert to inaugurate handloom design program

    30/06/2014 Lanka Business Today

    02/01/2017
    UK expert to inaugurate handloom design program

    A programme on ‘Design Development for Sri Lanka’s Handlooms’ will take place at the Export Development Board auditorium today, June 30 at 9.30am.

    It will be inaugurated by International Design Expert Ms Jennifer Shellard of the United Kingdom.

    Sri Lanka's handloom textile industry is centuries old, the 6th century BC according to Mahavansa, when Prince Vijaya from India landed at Manthota (Mannar) in Sri Lanka. History records that when he found Kuveni, whom he eventually married, she was spinning yarn. And that tradition continues to the present era as weaving handloom textiles.

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