• Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 16th Exporters’ Forum

    16/10/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 16th Exporters’ Forum

    The 16th Exporters Forum chaired by International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on 16/10/2018 at the Export Development Board auditorium. 

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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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  • Driving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Industry Growth with the Aid of Modern Technology

    12/10/2018

    02/01/2017
    Driving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Industry Growth with the Aid of Modern Technology

    The future of the island’s rubber industry largely depends on how it focuses on introducing technology to develop yield, observes Dr Sisira Ranatunga, Secretary, Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) As he had revealed to The Sunday Observer on the sidelines...

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  • Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

    05/10/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

    The Chairperson and Chief Executive, EDB Indira Malwatte together with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany had extremely fruitful discussions with officers from Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiatives for import promotion of selected countries.

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  • EDB organizes Technical Training Program in Malaysia

    04/10/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB organizes Technical Training Program in Malaysia

    The EDB with the assistance of Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia organized a Technical Training Program for the latex rubber product sectors at the Academy of Hevea Malaysia of Malaysian Rubber Board recently, for twelve technical representatives of leading companies engaged in manufacturing and exporting latex rubber products.

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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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  • Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

    20/09/2018 srilankabusiness

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    Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

    productronica India, international Exhibition and Conference for Electronic Production Technologies is the most important event for the electronics industry in India and South Asia. The fair will unveil a world of production technologies for the electronics industry. The trade fair is aimed primarily...

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  • 8 Lankan firms under EDB banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris

    18/09/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    8 Lankan firms under EDB banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris

    Eight Sri Lankan companies are taking part under the Export Development Board (EDB) banner at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Paris which commenced 17/09/2018 and will conclude on 20-09-2018.

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  • Polish push for local boat building industry

    09/09/2018 Sunday Observer

    02/01/2017
    Polish push for local boat building industry

    In keeping with the government’s aim of developing Sri Lanka’s boat building industry as one of the six sectors of the economic drive, stakeholders are looking at a strategic approach to fuel its growth.

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  • Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17th to 20th September 2018, Paris, France

    07/09/2018

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    Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup>  September 2018, Paris, France

    The EDB with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in France organizes Sri Lanka’s participation at the “Apparel Sourcing Paris” to be held in Paris from 17th to 20th September 2018, with the participation of 6 Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing/exporting companies and 2 fashion designers....

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  • NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

    06/09/2018 Daily Mirror

    02/01/2017
    NES IMPLEMENTATION COMMENCES

    The National Export Strategy (NES) has started sailing in the high waves after obtaining the Cabinet approval and the launch with all the stakeholders of the NES. The NES, a flagship development project spearheaded by the Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), together with the public-private partnership, commenced its implementation.

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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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  • EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

    20/08/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    EDB to Develop 2000 Exporters Awareness Program for Entrepreneurs in North Western Province

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) organized a one day seminar to educate the entrepreneurs of the North Western Province on the national program of developing the 2000 new Exporters for the North Western Province entrepreneurs on August 17, 2018 at Hotel Blue Sky, Kurunegala.

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  • Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    14/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

    The 15th Exporters’ Forum chaired by State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on Tuesday 14 August at the EDB Auditorium. 

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  • Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    10/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lankan electronics and electrical sector seeking opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore

    Sri Lankan companies have gained more than 28 business leads, about 15 business alliances, joint venture opportunities coupled with market exposure, and studying new trends in technology and innovation by participating in the exposure visit cum business matchmaking programs to Malaysia and Singapore for the electronics and electrical sector organised by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore from 16-21 July. 

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  • Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    08/08/2018 Daily News

    02/01/2017
    Sri Lanka on course for US$ 17.5 bn export target for 2018

    Sri Lanka is on course to reach the 2018 export target of US$ 17.5 billion set up by the government, said Chairperson, Export Development Board, Indira Malwatte.

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  • Professional and Career Women Awards 2018 EDB Chairperson recognised for top award in the State and Government Sector

    07/08/2018 Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    Professional and Career Women Awards 2018 EDB Chairperson recognised for top award in the State and Government Sector

    When public sector officials are hardly recognized for their contribution to the national development, particularly management of public organizations and meeting set goals; Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group  has recognized and awarded the top State and Government Category Award to Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chirperson & Chief Executive of the  Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) for her outstanding contribution in reorganizing the Export Development Board to meet the new challenges and adopting a model of private-public sector partnership in developing and promoting exports and her 40 years of commitment in the export sector.

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  • My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    06/08/2018 EDB Media Unit

    02/01/2017
    My biggest problem today is insufficiency of waste material

    Sagara Ranga Liyanage, Managing Director of Earth Bond Creations, a company earning foreign exchange by turning waste into finished products, in a country where waste management has become a social issue.

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  • SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

    01/08/2018 Daily FT

    02/01/2017
    SLAMERP organises rubber testing workshop with Rubber Research Institute, Export Development Board

    The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) represents the manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka, an industry with a history of over 100 years in exporting sophisticated rubber products to international markets.

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