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About Us

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The Sri Lanka Export Development Board, usually known as EDB, is Sri Lanka’s apex organization for the promotion and development of exports and was established in 1979 under the Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40.

EDB is the executive arm of the Export Development Council of Ministers, which is the policy-making body of the EDB. It is headed by H.E. the President of Sri Lanka.

 

Vision

To be the most sought after destination for global sourcing in identified product sectors.

 
Mission

To be the nation’s leading catalyst organization for the development and promotion of products and service for exports, to enhance global competitiveness, maximize export earnings and achieve national economic goals.

 

 

 


 Our Management

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Mr. Bandula Egodage
Chairman & Chief Executive
Telephone – 94 11 2300712
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Dr. Yousuf K Maraikkar
Executive Director
Telephone:  94-11-3134158
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Mrs. Sujatha Weerakoon
Director General
Telephone:  94-11-2300675
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Divisions/Units of the EDB & their Functions

Board Secretariat

Overall management,  control and administration of the Board activities.

Telephone : 94-11-2300705-11
Fax: 94-11-2300715
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Policy & Strategic Planning

altFormulation 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. 

Mrs. U K Dayani Wegapitiya
Actg. Director – Policy & Strategic Planning

Telephone :  94-11-2300730
Fax:  94-11-2300732
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Export Agriculture

altDeveloping 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).


Dr. Mrs. Lalani Samarappuli
Director – Export Agriculture

Telephone:  94-11-2300731
Fax: 94-11-2304879
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Industrial Products

altDeveloping 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



Telephone:  94-11-2300726
Fax:  94-11-2303025
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Export Services

altThe 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
Telephone:  94-11-2300727
Fax:  94-11-2303025
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Market Development

altExport 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. 

Mrs. Jeevani Siriwardena
Director-Market Development

Telephone: 94-11-2300720
Fax: 94-11-2305212  
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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.

Trade Facilitation & Trade Information
Telephone: 94-11-2300723
Fax: 94-11-2300676, 2300724
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Information Technology

altProvision 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.

Mrs. P.V.A.M. Baddegamage
Actg. Director - Information Technology

Telephone: 94-11-2300679
Fax:  94-11-2305211
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Regional Development

altSupporting the development of export-oriented small and medium-scale enterprises at national and provincial levels.

Miss. Rekha M.P.Hewaliyanage
Director - Regional Development

Telephone: 94-11-2300701
Fax:  94-11-2303028
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Special Projects

altEvaluation, 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.

Mr. Dammika Jayawardane
Director –Special Projects

Telephone: 94-11-2300717
Fax: 94-11-2300724
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Human Resources Management

Assisting the Board in general administrative and personnel management and in carrying out human resource development, skills development and training programmes.

Director - Human Resources Management

Telephone: 94-11-2300738
Fax: 94-11-2303329
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Finance

altAssisting  the Board in the management of the export development  fund and other financial activities.

Mrs. P.K. Sumitrarachchi
Director - Finance 

Telephone: 94-11-2300734
Fax: 94-11-2300739
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Internal Audit

altResponsible for auditing all financial transactions of the Board and carrying out annual audit programme approved by the Auditor General. 

Mr. Nalaka Abeydeera
Chief Internal Auditor

Telephone :  Tel. 94-11-2300725
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Legal

altResolving 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.

Devi Thakshila Wijayaratne (Mrs.)
Legal Officer

Telephone: 94-11-2300718
Fax: 94-11-2300715
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Provincial/Regional Offices of the EDB

SLEDB Provincial Office
Southern Province
No. 41, Sri Devamitta Mw,
Galle,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-91-222 3595
Fax: 94-91-222 3595
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SLEDB Provincial Office Central Province
22/B, BOC Building,
Kotugodella Veediya,
Kandy,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-81-223 3592
Fax: 94-81-220 1147
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SLEDB Provincial Office North-Western Province
No. 07, South Circular Road,
Kurunegala,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-37-222 1972, 94-37-222 4256
Fax: 94-37-222 4256
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Hambantota Special Branch Office
02nd Floor, Magam Ruhunupura Administrative Complex,
Siribopura, Hambantota,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-47-2256165, 94-47-3474191
Fax: 94-47-225 6166
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SLEDB District Office - Mannar
No. 80, Uppukkulam,
Mannar,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-23-2250516
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SLEDB Provincial Office Uva Province
District Secretariat,
Badulla,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-55-222 2309
Fax: 94-55-222 3352
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Bingiriya Agri Export Zone
Project Office

Kandakkuwatta
Bingiriya.
Tel: 94-32-3297388
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SLEDB Provincial Office Eastern Province,
District Secretariat,
Ampara,
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-63-222 3426, 94-63-222 3165
Fax: 94-63-222 3165
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