• Island of Ingenuity national brand for ICT/BPM launched

    16/02/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Island of Ingenuity national brand for ICT/BPM launched

    From left: PwC Executive Director Nishan Mendis, Chief Guest Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte, Branding Committee Representative and SLASSCOM Chairman Ruwindhu Peiris and Branding Committee Representative and FITIS Chairman Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayake look on at the event

    Sri Lanka’s latest national branding attempt for the ICT/BPM sector ‘IOI - Island of Ingenuity’ was officially launched yesterday, with the Government assuring a Rs. 300 million investment to create a global centre of excellence in high-end product engineering, IP creation and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO).

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  • EDB’s ICT/BPM sector national brand launch

    14/02/2018 Ceylon Today

    02/01/2017
    EDB’s ICT/BPM sector national brand launch

    The official brand launch of the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector, organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with Asian Development Bank (ADB) using technical assistance funding from the Japan Fund, will be held at the Lotus Conference Room, BMICH, on 15-02-2018.

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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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  • 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 Seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends”

    06/09/2017 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    EDB Seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends”

    Mr. Lee. Kang Wan addressing the audience

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board has organized a seminar on “Current and Future Technology Trends” for the Sri Lankan IOT, ICT, and Electronics and Electrical Sector exporters and potential exporters to increase the awareness on current and future technology trends in the world.

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  • EDB promotes ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

    29/08/2017 DailyFT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a half day seminar on ‘Digital Doors to Trade’ for Sri Lankan exporters to create awareness on Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) digital trade platforms. The seminar was held recently at the EDB Auditorium with the participation more than 125 people.

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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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  • ICT Education in Sri Lanka

    12/05/2017

    02/01/2017
    ICT Education in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has a proud heritage of free education from primary to tertiary levels and a youth literacy level of 98%, a feat any middle-income country can be proud of. The country today has a student population of 4 million students at 10,000 schools with over 200,000 teachers within the country’s...

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  • Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

    05/05/2017

    02/01/2017
    Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

    Japan IT Week, the largest IT trade show in Japan, is a single location solution offering latest IT technologies and solutions. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd and to be held from May 10 to 12, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, an International Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan, the Japan IT Week will...

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  • EDB promoting exports of ICT services

    03/05/2017 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promoting exports of ICT services

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) with the assistance of Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) is organising a seminar on Sri Lanka IT in Tokyo on 9 May and participating at Japan IT Week 2017 from 10-12 May at Tokyo big sight, Japan.

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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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  • EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

    27/03/2017 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB hosts program in Northern Region to assist entrepreneurs

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) under the direction of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade launched the first in a series of awareness programmes under the National Programme of Development of 2000 exporters by the year 2020 in Jaffna....

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  • EDB drives Sri Lanka’s ICT sector to penetrate Japanese market.

    26/12/2016 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB drives Sri Lanka’s ICT sector to penetrate Japanese market.

    EDB continues the Sri Lanka participation at Japan IT Week 2017 ‍from 10th -12th  May at Tokyo big sight, Japan. Sri Lanka pavilion which will locate in Software and Apps Development Expo (SODEC) could be a launching pad for Sri Lankan ICT companies to enter Japan market.

    Japan IT Week http://www.japan-it.jp/en/ ] is truly Japan's largest ICT trade show where you can find any kinds of latest IC T technologies/solutions. A great number of information systems manager, management executives, sales managers, system integrators and managers from IT system division will visit Japan IT Week to conduct business face to face with exhibitors.

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  • Kandy IT/BPM Week 2016 in June

    06/05/2016 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Kandy IT/BPM Week 2016 in June

    From Left: Head of Department of Computer Engineering University of Peradeniya Dr. Dammika Elkaduwa, Director Ministry of Education Niel Gunadasa,  ICTA Chairperson Chithranganie Mubarak, SLASSCOM Chairman Mano Sekaram, Exports Development Board (EDB) Chairperson Indira Malwatta,  Head of Department of Sociology University of Peradeniya Dr. Abey Ratnayake and Senior Lecturer University of Peradeniya Dr. Ruwan Navaratnen a move to create a much-needed IT/BPM capacity, the Industry is advocating the creation of regional cities and bring about inclusive growth in the country. Kandy IT/BPM Week is one such initiative, which will be held from10th to 12th of June 2016, organized by SLASSCOM, supported by the Export Development Board (EDB), Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE).

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  • ‘Sri Lanka ICT exports $ 5 b by 2020’: EDB

    23/11/2015 Daily FT

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    ‘Sri Lanka ICT exports $ 5 b by 2020’: EDB

    EDB Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte addresses APICTA – 2015 (Asia Pacific ICT 2015) Business Forum event at Cinnamon Lake Hotel on 20 November. From left: EDB Export Services Director Saman Maldeni and APICTA 2015 Co-Chairman Ruwan Amarasekera

    Invigorated by Sri Lanka’s ICT exports surge, the country’s apex export facilitator EDB announced a new ICT/BPO exports target and a mere few hours’ B2B sessions between Lankan and Asia-Pacific ICT firms facilitated by EDB reported a whopping marathon of one-to-one business meet jamboree-right here in Colombo. “Let us try to forge ahead with solid business to business meetings today that will materialise to effective commercial activity. That is how all of us in our region can help each other,” stressed EDB Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte on 20 November.

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  • Sri Lanka’s EDB opens online portal for service exporters

    18/02/2015

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka’s EDB opens online portal for service exporters

    Sri Lanka's Export Development Board (EDB) said that it has opened a web portal for service exporters as a one stop for them to link with international partners.

    The portal named as www. srilankaservicexport.com is free for exporters, the EDB said in a media statement.

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  • JITF 2015 – set to enhance the northern economy

    21/01/2015

    02/01/2017
    JITF 2015 – set to enhance the northern economy

    From left: Sanjeewa Gunasinghe, General Manager, Industrial Asphalt (Ceylon) PLC, Husnie Rauf, General Manager, Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (Pvt) Ltd, V.K. Vignesh, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY), Renuka Wijesiriwardena, General Manager, Sterling Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd.

    The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF), the most comprehensive and ‘looked forward to’ exhibition in the North will be held for the sixth consecutive year in the heart of Jaffna from the 23rd- 25th of January 2015..

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  • Lankan ICTs first entry to Slush 2015

    17/12/2014 news.lk

    02/01/2017
    Lankan ICTs first entry to Slush 2015

    In a major renewal of its economic cooperation with Sri Lanka, World’s ICT innovation leader has announced that it is ready to form a joint Business Council with Sri Lanka for the first time, as revealed on dEC.04-and Lankan ICT start-ups have received a breakthrough invitation to showcase themselves at one of world’s top-tier start-up events in 2015.

    “It is time that we establish a Finland-Sri Lanka Business Council for B2B activities. Such a mechanism will kick-start the process. We are also looking forward to see SME level Sri Lankan ICT BPM and business start-ups at the 2015 ‘Slush’ event in Helsinki” said an upbeat Matti Anttonen, Finnish Deputy Minister of External Economic Relations & Finnish Under-Secretary of State on dEC.04 in Colombo.

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