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DIRECTOR VACANCIES (EXPORT AGRICULTURE/ FINANCE) 13 June 2021
DIRECTOR - EXPORT AGRICULTURE (HM 1-1)
Responsible for improvement of the export performance of a selected group of agricultural products through integrated programmes which include supply development, technological development, quality improvement, packaging development and training, initiate product development and adoption of such products to said export market requirements. This will include relevant human resource development and R & D work as well as overall administration of the division.
Qualifications: A Degree preferably in Marketing / International Relations / Economics / Commerce / Science / Agriculture / Business Administration or related field which is recognized by the University Gran. Commission and a Postgraduate Qualification (Masters) in a related field with minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualifying experience (after the 1st Degree) at Managerial Level in a Government Department / Corporation / Board or a reputed private sector Institution.
DIRECTOR - FINANCE (HM 1-1)
Responsible for formulating Policies, Office Guidance and provide information to Management on Financial Planning, Budgeting for Control, Accounting, Costing and Financial Reporting, Credit and Collection, Banking and Cash Management, Auditing and Insurance. Responsible for the improving and monitoring of the Export Development Fund, preparing Financial and Accounting Reports in accordance with the Corporate Requirements, providing Accounting Services to Consolidate Financial and Action Plan, Analyzing the Financial and Fund Situation of the Board prior to each Audit and Management Committee and Board Meetings. Supervising of procurement and supplies functions of the EDB and overall administration of the Division.
Qualifications: A Degree preferably in Accountancy or related fi eld which is recognized by the University Grants Commission or Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) or Membership of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant, (CIMA) UK or Membership of Association of Charted Certified Accountants, (ACCA) UK and A Postgraduate qualification (Master’s) in Management or in a related field with minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualifying experience in Managerial Level in a Government Department / Corporation / Board or a reputed private sector Institution.
Secondments: Class I Officers of the Sri Lanka Accountants Service would also be considered to be appointed on Secondment basis.
Salary Scale (HM 1-1) : Rs. 80,295/- 15x 2,270 -Rs. 114,345/-per month and Government approved allowances.
Method of Selection: By a Structured Interview.
We are looking for highly competent individuals under 55 years of age for the above mentioned posts. The upper age limit would not be applied to the candidates in the Government Departments, Corporations and Statutory Institutions.
Should be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
Should be physically and mentally fit to discharge the duties of the post well and to serve in any part of the Island.
Should be of excellent moral character.
An assigned vehicle as per PE Circular No. PED 1/2015(i) dated 27.10.2016.
EDB Medical Assistance Scheme.
Encashment of unutilized Medical Leave / Annual Bonus as per circulars.
Housing Loan Scheme and Distress Loan at concessionary rates of interest.
If you have fulfilled the above qualifications, an application obtained from the Human Resources Management Division located in the 5th Floor of Export Development Board or from website, www.srilankabusiness. com (Under “announcements”) should be sent to reach the Director General, Export Development Board, NDB – EDB Tower, No. 42, Nawam Mw, Colombo 02 under the registered post on or before 28.06.2021. Copies of relevant certifi cates should be attached to the duly perfected applications. An additional copy of the application should be sent to [email protected]
The top left hand corner of the envelope containing the application should be marked the post applied.
Applications received after the closing date and incomplete applications will be rejected.
Applicants of those in Government Service should submit their applications through the relevant Head of the institute. An additional copy of the application should be sent to the Director General before the closing date of receiving applications.
157th Certificate Course in Import and Export Procedures 28 May 2021
"EDB Special Award" under "New Exporters Development Programme" 12 May 2021
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will award the “EDB Special Award” with the objective of recognizing the performance of Sri Lankan exporters registered under “New Exporters Development Programme”. This Award in the categories of Gold, Silver and Bronze be presented to the best performers for the financial years of 2019/20 and 2020/21 during the 24th Presidential Export Awards Ceremony which will be held in September/ October 2021.
EDB invites companies to apply for this "EDB Special Award"
Who Can Apply
A company, individual or any other legal entity registered under “New Exporters Development Programme” of the EDB
The annual export turnover should be more than USD 50,000/- for the relevant financial year
The company should possess at least 51% Sri Lankan ownership
The exporters who registered under category A and B in “New Exporters Development Programme” will be considered for this award
Only the direct export companies will be considered for this award
What you get A plaque, a certificate and an assistance package will be presented to the winner in the categories of Gold, Silver and Bronze.
How to Apply Application Form for the “EDB Special Award” together with the guidelines could be obtained from the Market Development Division, EDB or downloaded from the EDB website www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.
Duly completed applications with all relevant documents should be submitted to the Chairman & Chief Executive, EDB on or before 30th June 2021. (Separate application should be submitted for each financial year)
Presidential Export Awards 2019/2020 & 2020/2021 10 May 2021
The Presidential Export Awards (PEA) is the highest and the most prestigious award presented by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka to exporters, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the export sector and to the economic development of the country.
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) invites applications from Sri Lankan exporters for selection of Presidential Export Award winners for the financial years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.
How to Apply
Application forms together with guidelines and evaluation criteria could be obtained from the Market Development Division, EDB or downloaded from the EDB website www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.
Duly completed application with all relevant documents should be submitted to the Chairman & Chief Executive, EDB on or before 30th June 2021.
Market Promotion Assistance (MPA) Scheme 2021-2022 11 January 2021
Sri Lanka Export Development Board proposes to extend financial assistance to the Sri Lankan enterprises under the Market Promotion Assistance (MPA) Scheme for their own efforts on market development activities on cost sharing basis, with the objective to strengthen the export sector and mitigate the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT IS OFFERED
Category 1 Assistance will be considered up to a maximum of Rs. 500,000/- per year on reimbursement basis for export promotional activities.
Category 2 Assistance will be considered up to a maximum of Rs. 1.0 Mn to develop and promote Sri Lankan home grown brands per year on reimbursement basis.
Refer scheme guidelines for details.
FOR WHOM Enterprises interested in overseas market promotion
HOW TO APPLY Application form together with the scheme guidelines could be downloaded from the EDB website - www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”.
Duly completed application with all relevant documents as stipulated in the scheme guidelines should reach the Director-Market Development, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2, at least four (4) weeks prior to the date of commencement of the program.
For further information, please contact Ms. Erandi Shyamali - Assistant Director, Ms Chami Hettiarachchi – Export Promotion Officer or Ms. Manuka Perera – Export Promotion Officer of the Market Development Division via Tel; 0112300721/22 , E-mails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Obtain a License from the EDB for ‘Ceylon Spices’ Trademark 24 July 2020
EDB has developed a National Brand for Sri Lankan Spices focusing on Cinnamon, Pepper, Clove, Nutmeg & Mace and Cardamom. The trademark supports growers, processors and manufacturers to clearly identify their products as ‘Made in Sri Lanka’ and informs customers and consumers that all products are of genuine Sri Lankan origin.
The ‘Ceylon Spices’ Logo is owned by the EDB and is promoted as global trademark. The Trademark would carry the Lion placed inside the Sri Lanka Flag with the wordings “Ceylon Spices” with the “Born in Sri Lanka” tagline. The “Ceylon Spices” Trademark could be used only for Spices 100% grown, manufactured and packed in Sri Lanka. Those who wish to use the ‘Ceylon Spices’ Trademark on export product packages should obtain a license from the EDB. The EDB is empowered to issue License for “Ceylon Spices” Trademark.
For further details please contact Ms. Nilmini Wanasinghe or Ms. Nipuni Munasinghe on 0112-300705-11, Fax 0112-304879,E-mail: [email protected]/[email protected]. Duly completed applications should be sent to reach the Director, Export Agriculture Division of the EDB.
Notice to all Organic Certification / Inspection Bodies operating in Sri Lanka 13 February 2020
All local organic Certification/Inspections bodies operating in Sri Lanka are hereby requested to obtain accreditation from Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) as per ISO 17065:2012 and register with National Organic Control Unit (NOCU) under EDB before the deadline indicated below. The relevant applications for accreditation could be collected from the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board, No. 104 A, Kitulwatte Road, Borella or downloaded from the SLAB website www.slab.lk
Invitation for Cinnamon Stakeholders for Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication Association (CCGIA) 04 July 2018
Industry stakeholders to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for “Ceylon cinnamon" in the European Union (EU) covering five districts, namely, Galle, Matara, Kaluthara, Rathnapura and Hambanthota. We wish to extend a cordial invitation to cinnamon industry stakeholders including growers, manufacturers, traders and exporters in Galle, Matara, Kaluthara, Rathnapura and Hambanthota districts and cinnamon products originated from said districts to register with the GI Association and actively participate in the establishment & implementation of the Ceylon Cinnamon GI Association.