Divisions/Units of the EDB & their Functions
Board of Management
The Board of Management of the EDB consists of the Chairman and nine (9) other members who include the Secretaries of the Ministries represented in the EDCM, members from the private sector who are experienced in the fields of industry, business, commerce, finance or any other field relevant to export, appointed by the Ministry of Export Development and International Trade.
Export marketing support for the development and improvement of the export performances of Sri Lankan products and services through market research, advice on export marketing and trade negotiations.
Ms. Anoma Premathilaka Director – Market Developments
Evaluation, implementation and monitoring of special projects entrusted by the Government, such as CESS refund scheme, Dahas Diriya and appraisal and monitoring projects for disbursements and recovery of outstanding loan payments.
Director –Special Projects
Developing and promoting a strategically selected group of industrial products through systematic and integrated product development/adaptation, technology development, quality improvement, training and marketing. Identifying and formulating activities & strategies to enhance the overall supply chain efficiency of industrial products with all stakeholders.
Ms. Chitranjali Dissanayake Director - Industrial Products
The Export Services Division provides assistance and creates opportunities for local professional services companies including ICT,BPO,KPO and Electronic Products to extend their business internationally, thereby increasing export sales and employment prospects in the country through integrated programmes such as supply development, quality improvement and training, initiate product development and adaptation of such products / services to export market requirements. It offers assistance for the ICT/BPO/KPO exporters for market development and consultative services to small and mid-sized businesses and sponsors & co-sponsors educational seminars and training programs for exporters and potential exporters.
Mr. M.K.S.K. Maldeni Director – Export Services
Developing and improving the export performance of agricultural, fisheries and aqua cultural products through systematic and integrated programmes.
The main products handled by the Division include primary/processed and value added products such as Tea, Processed Food, Coir and Coir Based Products, Spices & Allied Products, Sea Food, Fruits & Vegetables, Aquarium Fish & Aquarium Plants, Oil Seeds & Pulses, Bottled Drinking Water, Organic Agriculture Products, Herbs and Herbal Preparations, Floriculture Products (flowers, plants, seeds, decorative leaves).
Ms. Malani Baddegamage Director – Export Agriculture
Human Resources Management
Assisting the Board in general administrative and personnel management and in carrying out human resource development, skills development and training programmes.
Mr. K.K. Ruwan Kannangara Director - Human Resources Management
Policy & Strategic Planning
Formulation and monitoring of export policies to enhance the competitiveness of the export sector; preparation and monitoring of National Export Strategies, Corporate Plan and Action Plans of the EDB; and analyzing and disseminating export statistics.
Ms. U K Dayani Wegapitiya Director – Policy & Strategic Planning
Provision of an effective IT services to the organization, facilitating export marketing through an online trading platform showcasing Sri Lanka’s products and services, provision of e-communication, e-promotion, monitoring the EDB website “www.srilankabusiness.com”, maintaining a conducive ICT policy with align to e-government policy in respect of computer hardware, software, usage, access and procurements.
Ms. Indu Alahapperuma Director - Information Technology
Trade Facilitation and Trade Information
Assisting exporters to achieve trade efficiency by trade facilitation, resolving export related issues faced by exporters (Exporters’ Forum), providing advisory services, operating the scheme of registration of exporters, organizing and conducting training programmes on international trade, provision of trade information service for improving export performance by maintaining trade related data bases, maintaining an up-to-date business library facility, packaging development and training, publications, coordinating seminars and participating at exhibitions, liaise and coordinate the functions of the National Packaging Centre.
Mr. S.R.P. Indrakeerthi Director - Trade Facilitation & Trade Information
Resolving legal disputes, preparation of legal documents to be filed in courts and other legal forms and drafting and executing commercial agreements, contracts and bonds related to EDB activities and advise exporters on legal issues.
Ms. Devi Thakshila Wijayaratne Legal Officer