• Presidential Export Awards in September

    13/06/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Presidential Export Awards in September

    The Presidential Export Awards, the highest and the most prestigious award presented by the President of Sri Lanka to exporters in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the export sector and to economic development of the country, will be held in September.

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  • National Program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020 Ratnapura District entrepreneurs awareness seminar and Technology exhibition

    10/06/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    National Program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020 Ratnapura District entrepreneurs awareness seminar and Technology exhibition

    The Eighth seminar for the Ratnapura District entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2000 New Exporters was held on June 07, 2019 at the Kethumathi Hotel, Ratnapura,

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  • How are we doing in e-government?

    27/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    How are we doing in e-government?

    It is customary to assess some aspect of the performance of a country using a composite index such as the Ease of Doing Business Index or the Network Readiness Index. For government services, there is the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), issued every two years by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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  • From Iceland to China: Connecting a Global Fresh Fish Network

    26/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    From Iceland to China: Connecting a Global Fresh Fish Network

    Connecting global markets has always been a core value proposition for Sri Lanka. For centuries the island nation has leveraged its strategic geopolitical positioning to connect the East and the West. Now, as traditional logistics models are disrupted by technological advancements, geographic location is gradually losing its relevance. Despite this, Sri Lanka looks set to continue being a vital piece of the global logistics puzzle through a transition from one core strength to another: a world class tech industry and strong affinity for disruptive digital innovation. The country’s robust talent pool and innovative culture has helped it be a part of global supply chains that would never traditionally cross Lankan shores. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the case of 99X Technology and IceFresh.

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  • Sri Lanka: The Digital Gateway to Asia

    25/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka: The Digital Gateway to Asia

    Sri Lanka's geo-strategic location has always made the country an ideal destination to those who wish to access emerging Asian markets. Global multinationals looking to enter large South Asian economies such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have increasingly utilized Sri Lanka as a testing ground to gauge opportunities and utilize the territory as an innovative incubation hub for the region.

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  • SLANSHEI and SLASSCOM engage in strategic partnership to boost IT/BPM industry capacity

    24/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLANSHEI and SLASSCOM engage in strategic partnership to boost IT/BPM industry capacity

    The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) announces the signing of a strategic partnership with the Sri Lanka Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI), the umbrella organisation formed through the initiation of seven leading private educational bodies addressing the needs of the non-state higher education sector in the country.

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  • A Compelling Opportunity for Global Investors

    24/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    A Compelling Opportunity for Global Investors

    Sri Lanka has built a reputation for churning out world-class solutions for multi-billion-dollar industries around the world. Availability and access to top engineering talent, creativity and resourcefulness, and a collaborative mentality to co-innovate solutions differentiate Sri Lanka from other locations.

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  • Accelerating Global Growth Through Sri Lankan Ingenuity

    21/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Accelerating Global Growth Through Sri Lankan Ingenuity

    Sri Lanka is home to a rapidly growing ICT/ BPM industry that thrives on innovation, tech development, and high-end service standards. Rather than going on the path of competing with other developing countries for headcount based outsourced businesses, Sri Lanka focused on developing a niche and specialized talent base carving out a competitive position for high-end product & service development and knowledge services.

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  • UAE, Sri Lanka discuss Expo Dubai 2020

    17/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    UAE, Sri Lanka discuss Expo Dubai 2020

    Transforming Sri Lanka into the hub of the Indian Ocean, with a knowledge-based, highly competitive and social-market economyis the objective of the Vision 2025 policy document of the Government.Making the transistion to anexport, FDI and tourism orientedcountry is the only optionfor Sri Lanka to create better jobs for the youth of our country and to graduate to a higher income economy.

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  • SLEDB’s Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation at Japan IT Week 2019

    15/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    SLEDB’s Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation at Japan IT Week 2019

    A top level Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation organised by the Export Development Board successfully participated at the Japan IT Week 2019 from 8 to 10 May.

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  • Sri Lanka's Top Exporters & Investors are discussing the current status of the Country

    09/05/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka's Top Exporters & Investors are discussing the current status of the Country

    As per the instructions of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Export Development Board organized a meeting with the key Exporters and Investors on Friday 03rd May 2019 at the 3rd Floor Auditorium to discuss the current situation of the country.

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  • Cisco revamps its hardware for new Wi-Fi technology

    02/05/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Cisco revamps its hardware for new Wi-Fi technology

    Cisco Systems Inc said it is rolling out hardware for the next generation of Wi-Fi standards, giving a core part of its $28.2 billion infrastructure business a refresh and in the process aiming to garner more software revenue.

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  • Lanka Start-up Ecosystem investor forum in Sydney

    30/04/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Lanka Start-up Ecosystem investor forum in Sydney

    Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney along with BOV Capital, Colombo and Grant Thornton, Sydney organised an investor forum showcasing the Start-up Ecosystem in Sri Lanka on Wednesday 17 April. Over 50 entrepreneurs who are keen to understand and look at investment potential in the Lankan Start up Ecosystem participated in the investor forum and the business networking.

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  • SLT and AsiaInfo International sign MoU

    27/04/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLT and AsiaInfo International sign MoU

    Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider, entered into a partnership with AsiaInfo International Ltd., a leading IT solutions and service integrator in the global communications industry, to introduce digital products and solutions to the Sri Lankan market.

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  • Nine Sri Lankan ICT/BPM Companies to Showcase Offerings and Accelerate Export Opportunities at Japan IT Week 2019

    25/04/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Nine Sri Lankan ICT/BPM Companies to Showcase Offerings and Accelerate Export Opportunities at Japan IT Week 2019

    Japan IT Week is one of the world’s leading ICT/BPM-focused exhibitions and provides a myriad of opportunities for professionals, vendors, service providers and customers to meet exhibitors from across the world and develop profitable business relationships. Japan has a strong track record of innovation, making Japan IT Week the ideal platform for Sri Lankan companies to showcase their offerings, establish business relations and expand their footprint in the continent.

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  • South Asia’s First LIVE 5G Showcase Demonstrates Future of 5G

    12/04/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    South Asia’s First LIVE 5G Showcase Demonstrates Future of 5G

    Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, demonstrated industrial applications of 5G at their live 5G showcase at Dialog Iconic. The showcase was launched on the 2nd of April in the presence of Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports, Harin Fernando, Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, Ajith P. Perera and the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Sri Lanka Tan Yang Thai.

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  • EDB expertise on R&D and innovation start-ups to champion enterprise development

    03/04/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB expertise on R&D and innovation start-ups to champion enterprise development

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) together with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) commenced a series of programmes comprising workshops, seminars, etc. to enhance the capacity of selected Government Officials focussing on improving exports through innovation, research and development.

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  • Huawei steps up commitment, growth potential in “innovation hub” SL

    19/03/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Huawei steps up commitment, growth potential in “innovation hub” SL

    Global giant Huawei yesterday (18-03-2019) reiterated its commitment to Sri Lanka, a regional hub for innovation and core business segments delivering good growth with potential for more.

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  • Artificial Intelligence: Making SL future-read

    19/03/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Artificial Intelligence: Making SL future-read

    Microsoft and IDC announced via media release the results of a survey where more than 1,600 business leaders and over 1,580 workers across 15 markets in Asia Pacific were asked about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on society, business and the economy. The study involved 1,605 business leaders (strategic decision-makers of organisations with 250+ staff) and 1,585 workers (non-decision-makers with an understanding of AI) over a range of industries in 15 markets – namely, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board rolls out Champion Builder Initiative to boost ICT/BPM Export Revenue Through Exponential Growth Opportunities

    18/03/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board rolls out Champion Builder Initiative to boost ICT/BPM Export Revenue Through Exponential Growth Opportunities

    With the launch of Sri Lanka’s “National Export Strategy” (NES) in 2018, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) along with the Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (EDB) is paving the way for the country to move towards an export-led economic strategy. The ICT/ BPM sector will be a cornerstone in this overall strategy as it aims to generate USD 5 billion in export revenue, while creating 200,000 jobs and 1,000 start-ups by 2022.

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