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At EDB, we regularly update our announcements page with our tenders, training programs, trade shows and fairs, important notifications, vacancies and what not targeting Sri Lankan exporters, foreign buyers and anyone else who’s interested in these matters.

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  • Sri Lanka's Participation at "Apparel Sourcing USA - July 2020" 22 January 2020

    Apparel Sourcing USA is an international apparel show held twice a year in New York in January and July. It is an international business platform of the apparel industry that brings together the suppliers, buyers and designers. The July 2019 show had attracted over 6400 visitors from all over the world.

    The EDB with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in USA proposes to organize a Sri Lanka pavilion for 6-7 apparel manufacturers / exporters to exhibit at the show to be held from 21st to 23rd July 2020 in New York.

    In addition to exhibiting at the fair, a B2B meeting programme will also be organized with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in USA.

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  • Certificate Course on Import Export Procedures (154th Batch) 16 January 2020

    For personnel who need to enhance their knowledge on operations in cargo clearance, freight forwarding and shipping.

    Venue : Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No.42, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 2.

    Duration : 07 Saturdays (9.00 am to 2.30 pm) and Field Visits (8.00 am to 6.30 pm) during a weekday.

    Registration : Number of students per course/batch will be limited to 40 on “First come First serve” basis, and additional applications will be considered for the next batch on availability of seats.

    Course Fee : Rs. 20,000/- per participant
    Course fee could be made either in cash at EDB or deposit to the EDB Acc. No. 0000306605, BOC - Lake View Branch, Colombo 02 (Please handover the original bank slip with your application) or by cheque drawn in favor of the “Sri Lanka Export Development Board”

    Date of Commencement : 15th February 2020

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  • Notice to Voluntary Registration for VAT by IRD to the Export Community 09 January 2020

    Notice to Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration Inactivated Persons and General Public, Voluntary Registration for VAT

    This is further to Inland Revenue Department notice published on December 27, 2019 under the caption “Inactivation of VAT Registration”, As announced in the notice, VAT Registration of person of whose taxable supply has never exceeded Rs.75 million for any taxable period ended prior to December 31, 2019, has been inactivated with effect from January 01, 2020.

  • Buyer –Seller meet in Cairo, Egypt 2020 08 January 2020

    Sri Lanka Export Development Board with the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Egypt is organizing a trade promotion activity to increase Sri Lanka exports to Egypt.It is proposed to organize Buyer- Seller meet and Market Familiarization Programme in Egypt  from 23-25th February 2020 for a group of 10 exporters/potential exporters.

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  • 89th Course on Operational Aspects of International Trade 08 January 2020

    For senior and middle level executives in public and private sector organizations dealing with international trade

    Closing Date for Applications: 3rd of February 2020

    Venue: NDB-EDB Auditorium, No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02.

    Course Fee: Rs. 25, 000/- per Participant

    Date of Commencement: 15th February 2020

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  • Workshop on Automobile Component Manufacturing Industry Requirements, International Standards and New Technology Improvements. 06 January 2020

    The EDB proposes to organize a half a day workshop for Automobile component manufacturing industry to share the knowledge acquired on industry requirements, international standards and new technological improvements in the industry.

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  • 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.

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  • Invitation to Become an Exhibitor at the Trade Show - Tyre Cologne 2020 31 December 2019

    EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka proposes to organize Sri Lanka’s Participation of Sri Lankan Tyre Manufacturers/exporters at the “Tyre Cologne 2020” in Cologne, Germany from 9th to 12th June 2020.

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  • Request for Proposal for Selection of an Agency to Undertake a Survey on Sri Lankan on-State Higher Education Sector 03 December 2019

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) - Selection of an Agency to Undertake a Survey on Sri Lankan Non-State Higher Education Sector to Increase the Number of Foreign Students Arriving in Sri Lanka for Higher Education.

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