• Sri Lanka plans big for 6 month long Expo 2020 Dubai

    18/10/2019 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka plans big for 6 month long Expo 2020 Dubai

    Sri Lanka yesterday launched the official website announcing the country’s participation in the six-month long Expo 2020 Dubai, anticipating a major boost to exports, tourism and investments while looking to enhance the country’s brand value and image globally.

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  • Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Supply Side West 2019 Exhibition

    17/10/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Supply Side West 2019 Exhibition

    Supply Side West will be held on 17 & 18 October 2019 at EXPO hall, Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119.

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  • Sri Lanka discusses Expo 2020 participation with UAE envoy

    16/10/2019 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka discusses Expo 2020 participation with UAE envoy

    Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief Executive of EDB and the Commissioner General of Sri Lanka for Expo 2020 Dubai together with the private sector stakeholders; Secretary Generals of the National Chamber of Exporters and National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Shiham Marikkar and Bandula Dissanayake and the Co- Chair Planning Sub Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, Fazal Mushin met Ahmed Ali Ibrahim Al Mualla, the ambassador for UAE in Sri Lanka this week at the embassy premises to further strengthen Sri Lanka’s commitment in participation at Expo 2020 Dubai and to review the progress made so far.

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  • Iconic Sri Lankan Cricketers Mahela and Kumar - Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai

    14/10/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Iconic Sri Lankan Cricketers Mahela and Kumar - Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai

    Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara - two of the most iconic cricketers produced by the country has come on board as Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) as a public private cooperation project .

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  • Poland and Sri Lanka strengthen bilateral trade relationship

    12/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Poland and Sri Lanka strengthen bilateral trade relationship

    In a bid to strengthen the bilateral trade relationship between Poland and Sri Lanka, LOT Polish Airlines will accompany a trade delegation to Colombo from Warsaw.

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  • Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market

    10/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market

    The boat and shipbuilding sector is identified as a focused sector in the National Export Strategy (NES) 2018-2020. This sector is a leading industry and an emerging export sector offering a wide variety of products and services to international markets.

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  • Strategic action plan to boost wellness tourism

    08/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Strategic action plan to boost wellness tourism

    Wellness tourism in Sri Lanka will be boosted by a ground-breaking strategic action plan by the Export Development Board (EDB), which has partnered Australia’s Market Development Facility (MDF) for support.

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  • CCI launches Sri Lanka Housing & Construction Exhibition 2020

    08/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    CCI launches Sri Lanka Housing & Construction Exhibition 2020

    The Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka (CCI) held an iconic launch of the forthcoming Build Sri Lanka Housing and Construction International Expo 2020, scheduled from 22-24 May 2020.

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  • Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business

    01/10/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business

    IKEA, the Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant, has resumed sourcing from Sri Lanka with a planned increase in the number of products after a lapse of few years giving a big boost for the export sector.

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  • BoardPAC successfully establishes footprint in Africa

    01/10/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    BoardPAC successfully establishes footprint in Africa

    As the most awarded board automation solution with a leading market share in Asia, BoardPAC, in its mission to be ranked number one globally, has firmly established its name in the African region.

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  • Sri Lanka unveils ‘Ceylon Spice’ master brand

    26/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka unveils ‘Ceylon Spice’ master brand

    The ‘Ceylon Spice’ master brand was officially launched yesterday, as Sri Lanka’s latest national branding attempt for the spice sector, with Government aiming to achieve an export target of $ 880 million from the ‘Spices and Concentrates’ sector by 2022.

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  • ‘Ceylon Spices,’ national brand for spices, to be unveiled

    25/09/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    ‘Ceylon Spices,’ national brand for spices, to be unveiled

    The Export Development Board will launch Sri Lanka’s country-of-origin trade mark for the spices sector today (25th September, 2019) at JAIC Hilton, Colombo. The mark supports growers, processors and manufacturers by helping them clearly identify their products as Sri Lankan-made, and informs customers and consumers that all significant parts, produce, processing and products are of genuine Sri Lankan origin.

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  • EDB successfully concluded the 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony

    20/09/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    EDB successfully concluded the 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony

    The 23rd Presidential Export Award Ceremony (PEA) organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) was successfully held on 19th September 2019 under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Sri Lnaka at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo with the participation of the large number of exporters. The award winners were presented a prestigious PEA Trophy and a Certificate & they have the privilege to use the “Award Logo” as a marketing tool for a 3 year period.

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  • Six Lankan garment manufacturers on show at Texworld Paris September edition

    19/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Six Lankan garment manufacturers on show at Texworld Paris September edition

    Texworld Paris, the undisputed leader when it comes to sourcing for fabrics, components, trimmings and materials for the clothing industry will showcase six Sri Lankan garment manufacturers at the September 2019 edition this week in Le Bourget, Paris.

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  • Stakeholder Workshop Review of E-Commerce Readiness Assessment Report, Of Sri Lanka

    19/09/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    Stakeholder Workshop Review of E-Commerce Readiness Assessment Report, Of Sri Lanka

    Stakeholders from several government agencies and private sector representatives gathered for a two-day workshop to finalize the research report; “e-commerce readiness of Sri Lanka” which has been developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC), UK along with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB). The workshops were held on 10th and 11th September 2019 at EDB and it was carried out by Ms. Opeyemi Abebe, Trade advisor, COMSEC,UK and Mr. Abhishek Kumar, Senior Consultant, Grail consulting services, India.

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  • 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19th September 2019

    19/09/2019 EDB Media

    02/01/2017
    23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19th September 2019

    The 23rd Presidential Export Award Ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

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  • ‘Production Process Improvement and Market Penetration Program’ in India

    18/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    ‘Production Process Improvement and Market Penetration Program’ in India

    The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate in Mumbai, India organised a group of 11 potential SME entrepreneurs to participate in a ‘Production Process Improvement and Market Penetration Program’ coinciding with ‘Annapoorana – Anufood India 2019,’ India’s leading food and beverage trade show held in Mumbai from 28 August to 2 September.

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  • EDB promotes women in exports

    18/09/2019 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    EDB promotes women in exports

    The EDB’s endeavour of promoting women in exports took a new turn when it established a dedicated Women-Entrepreneur Call in 2017. Over 800 women entrepreneurs across the country are registered with the Women-Entrepreneur Call of the EDB and either export directly or contribute to the supply chain of exports.

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  • Doors open for Sri Lankan construction companies in Africa

    08/09/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Doors open for Sri Lankan construction companies in Africa

    Sri Lankan construction companies participated at the 16th Ethio-Con International Construction Exhibition held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24-27 September, securing new business opportunities in the African continent.

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  • Disrupt Asia 2019 returns with new focus on augmented living

    05/09/2019 Export Services Division

    02/01/2017
    Disrupt Asia 2019 returns with new focus on augmented living

    Themed ‘Augmented Living,’ the Disrupt Asia 2019 conference organised by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), is to be held on 12 October, creating a platform for startups to exhibit their innovations on a global scale.

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