• EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

    17/02/2019 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

    The National Export Strategy (NES) is progressing in the right direction. It has six focused areas and is expected to provide the impetus for the export drive supporting economic growth, Chairperson of the Export Development Board (EDB), Indira Malwatte said.

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  • Capital TRUST Holdings Limited Sri Lanka recognised amongst ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

    11/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Capital TRUST Holdings Limited Sri Lanka recognised amongst ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

    Capital TRUST Holdings Limited has received the ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’Award in the ‘Diversified’ category. Further, Tushan Wickramasinghe, Chairman/CEO, Capital TRUST Holdings Limited has received the ‘Asia’s Greatest Leaders 2018’ Award.

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  • Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

    08/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

    Following the success of the first and the only tab-based Smart Classroom in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, together with the Ministry of Education and CodeGen International Ltd., introduced the first grade-wide deployment of Smart Classrooms at the Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School on 7 January.

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  • SLASSCOM to host first-ever RPA Hackathon and Conference

    01/02/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    SLASSCOM to host first-ever RPA Hackathon and Conference

    The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) will host the first-ever Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Conference and Hackathon Awards on 13 February at the Galle Face Hotel. Organised by the SLASSCOM Business Process Management (BPM) Forum, this event has already seen many companies submitting entries for the virtual hackathon.

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  • Hatch Colombo marks centre of gravity for all things start-up

    28/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Hatch Colombo marks centre of gravity for all things start-up

    Sri Lanka’s largest co-working office space and business incubator, Hatch, was launched amidst much anticipation on Thursday, 24 January 2019. A panel discussion comprising of Sri Lanka’s leaders in business and social change marked the first of the action-packed, three-day event – staying true to the space’s objective of developing and sustaining the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, with the larger goal of developing a resilient economy.

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  • ICTA launches National Spatial Data Infrastructure

    27/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    ICTA launches National Spatial Data Infrastructure

    The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), a most awaited platform for Geo Spatial Information in Sri Lanka, was launched by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) at Trace Expert City recently.

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  • LSE’s Sri Lankan trade-matching technology for cryptocurrency exchange

    24/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    LSE’s Sri Lankan trade-matching technology for cryptocurrency exchange

    London Stock Exchange (LSE) group said its trade-matching technology developed by its Sri Lankan unit has been chosen for AAX, a new cryptocurrency digital exchange platform being launched by Hong Kong-based fintech firm ATOM Group.

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  • BoardPAC wins big with 6 Stevie accolades at 2018 International Business Awards

    21/01/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    BoardPAC wins big with 6 Stevie accolades at 2018 International Business Awards

    BoardPAC, globally recognised as a leading provider of revolutionary paperless board-meeting automation solutions captured a record six Stevie accolades at the 15th International Business Awards (IBA) 2018 held recently.

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  • ICT/BPM LANDSCAPE IN SRI LANKA

    16/01/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    ICT/BPM LANDSCAPE IN SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka, despite its size is fast becoming an emerging destination for contemporary development. Famed for its traditional exports like Pure Ceylon Tea, Apparel and praised as a tourist hotspot, this island nation is now emerging as one of the top tech destinations in the world. The country has proved the strength of a dynamic force in the business world today, playing a dominant role advancing technology and driving innovation across the world.

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  • Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

    04/01/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

    Sri Lanka’s merchandise and service exports in 2018 are estimated to have hit an all-time high of $ 17 billion, up 15% from a year earlier prompting the Government to be confident of achieving the $20 billion milestone this year.

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  • Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

    13/12/2018

    02/01/2017
    Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

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    The Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC 2018) organised by SLASSCOM Quality Circle for the third consecutive year in Sri Lanka to provide a platform to all the test automation professionals to meet, present and challenge ideas was held on November 14, 2018 at BMICH, BCIS Auditorium, Colombo.

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  • Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

    05/12/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

    Another successful implementation of the National Budget 2018 though ‘IT Initiative’, marked with the inauguration of the Training Program in Fundamentals of Data Science was held on 29 October, at the Senate Hall of University of Colombo.

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  • Sri Lanka wins big at APICTA 2018

    30/11/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka wins big at APICTA 2018

    At the recently held APICTA 2018, Sri Lanka won 3 Gold Awards and was also able to secure 7 Merit awards. In addition to that, Sri Lanka also emerged as the third highest achiever in the awards tally at APICTA 2018 as well. APICTA or the Asia Pacific Information Communication and Technology Alliance is an association of national ICT organizations representing their respective economies.

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  • Export Development Board organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL - 2018

    05/11/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Export Development Board organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL - 2018

    INFOTEL 2018, the biggest and most prestigious Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exhibition in Sri Lanka and the whole of South Asia organized by FITIS (Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka), was held from 02nd to 04th November, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo for the 17th consecutive year. INFOTEL 2018, themed “Towards a Digital Economy”, is aligned with the national priorities of enhancing the digital infrastructure of the country for facilitating a digitally empowered ecosystem while improving the Citizens’ engagement in a digital society. Throughout the three days, thousands of local and foreign visitors were taken part in the exhibition.

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  • Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters to enter US Market

    15/10/2018 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Export Development Board Creates Opportunities for Sri Lankan Exporters  to enter US Market

    Over the last several months, the Export Development Board has developed a relationship with UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Global Access Program (GAP) with a view to strengthening Sri Lanka’s exports to the United States. The Export Development Board has worked closely with GAP Executive Director Dr. Fredrik Leuhusen, in addition to seeking external reference from agencies in New Zealand and Finland who have been among the most frequent GAP clients.

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  • 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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  • EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

    28/08/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    EDB relaunches ‘1000 start-up’ project to support IT/BPM industry to reach US $ 5bn export target

    The Export Development Board (EDB) on 27-08-2018 announced the relaunch of the ‘1000 start-up’ initiative, an effort taken towards diversifying Sri Lanka’s export basket and market.

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  • 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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  • 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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