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Rubber footwear from Sri Lanka

2015-07-23

Rubber footwear from Sri Lanka

The most popular rubber footwear of all are the rubber slippers, also known as flip-flops or thongs which are worn on many a feet, whether they are inside the house or outside.

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Sleep on natural rubber Latex mattress for improved comfort and health

2015-07-23

Sleep on natural rubber Latex mattress for improved comfort and health

A comfortable sleep requires a responsive surface for pressure relief and appropriate support for the spine and body shape. While mattress manufacturers have been experimenting with various natural and synthetic material for the last five decades trying to find the best combination for an ideal mattress, natural rubber latex has emerged as one of the most suitable materials to create the dream mattress.

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Ceylon Sapphires, Alexandrites and Rubies : With Peerless Glitter & Priceless Value

2015-07-22

Ceylon Sapphires, Alexandrites and Rubies : With Peerless Glitter & Priceless Value

For centuries, Sri Lanka has earned great global renown for its blue sapphires, star sapphires, star rubies and pathmaraga sapphires. Boasting an unusually fine quality, Sri Lankan sapphires come in a wide range of enchanting hues, from deep blues to legendary delicate pinks. The Ceylon blue sapphire is also one of the few sapphires in the world that can be sold as a perfectly natural stone sans heat treatment. All these highly merchantable qualities of Ceylon sapphire help it claim great recognition worldwide - a brand created more by the sellers and consumers than by the producers of the stone.

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Dutch Lace Makers of Galle

2015-07-22

Dutch Lace Makers of Galle

Refined into an art at the royal courts of Portugal and developed into an industry in the annals of Dutch Galle, the delicate art of beeralu or Dutch lace making has endured the test of time over generations.

Once an essential part of the dress of a Southern Belle, Dutch lace is making a comeback in the local fashion scene, thanks to a large number of young designers, who are seeking to add a local touch to their international designs.

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Precious gemstones from Sri Lanka

2015-07-17

Precious gemstones from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka ranks with Myanmar, Brazil, South Africa and Thailand as one of the world's most important gem-bearing nations. Although Sri Lanka is largely known for precious sapphires and rubies, the main types of gemstones found in Sri Lanka belongs to five major categories, which are; corundum, chrysoberyl, spinel, garnet and tourmaline.

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Adding lustre to Priceless Gems of Sri Lanka

2015-07-17

Adding lustre to Priceless Gems of Sri Lanka

Nearly 3000 organisations equipped with trained staff, state-of-the-art equipment and generations of experience are engaged with the task of shaping raw and uncut gemstones to their best look prior to exportation.

Sri Lankan miners, jewellers and gem traders have been experts in bringing out the best colour, clarity and texture of a gemstone for nearly 30 centuries. Even the earliest gemstones found during the archaeological excavations show signs of advance faceting compared to the rudimentary polishing and cutting methods used in other gem trading countries like India.

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Sri Lankan Seafood, the bounties of the Indian Ocean

2015-07-17

Sri Lankan Seafood, the bounties of the Indian Ocean

As a tiny island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is blessed with a large fishing ground filled with the most delicious bounties of the Indian Ocean. With a long history of harvesting the benefits of the surrounding ocean, Sri Lanka is home to a large fishing community who brave mighty waves to bring home the best seafood from the Indian Ocean.

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Sri Lankan Food & Beverage - Nutrition in every bite

2015-07-17

Sri Lankan Food & Beverage - Nutrition in every bite

In an age, where processed food with a high amount of salt, sugar and oil is being rejected by the majority of the consumers, Sri Lankan processed food manufacturers are combining innovative food processing methods with highly nutritious ingredients to prepare food products that are high in taste and goodness.

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Nutritious and delicious salads, pickles and desserts in jars from Sri Lanka

2015-07-16

Nutritious and delicious salads, pickles and desserts in jars from Sri Lanka

Made with the freshest pick of Sri Lankan vegetable, meat and seafood; salads in a jar serve the taste and health needs of a large range of consumers from young to old to sick to able. Packed into a palm size jar and chopped into bite sizes, a variety of fresh salads ranging from chicken caesar, chicken noodle, prawns, egg and bacon, soya beans and ham, shredded spring salad, sweet fruit salad and tomato salad are produced by a number of innovative Sri Lankan food producers.

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Traditional goodness in a cup - Herbal Tea or Tisane of Sri Lanka

2015-07-16

Traditional goodness in a cup - Herbal Tea or Tisane of Sri Lanka

Unlike the tea made from tea plant (Camellia sinensis), herbal tea or tisane has a long history as a Sri Lankan traditional beverage and has been one of the main beverages consumed by ancient Sri Lankans before the introduction of coffee and tea to Sri Lanka by British colonial planters.

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Storied Sri Lankan Gems Treasured around the World

2015-07-15

Storied Sri Lankan Gems Treasured around the World

Rosser Reeves Star Ruby

Weighing some 138.7 carats, the Rosser Reeves Star Ruby is one of the world’s biggest and most precious star rubies. This Sri Lankan stone is famed for its striking colour and noticeable star pattern. Advertising mogul Rosser Reeves, whom this stone is named after, donated this to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. in 1965.

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Organic Farming in Sri Lanka

2015-07-15

Organic Farming in Sri Lanka

Gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye, is the component which gives flour dough its elastic texture helping it rise and keep it shape. Gluten has been a popular plant protein worldwide and has been a part of human food cycle for nearly thousand years.

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Gluten-free food product exports from Sri Lanka

2015-07-14

Gluten-free food product exports from Sri Lanka

Gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye, is the component which gives flour dough its elastic texture helping it rise and keep it shape. Gluten has been a popular plant protein worldwide and has been a part of human food cycle for nearly thousand years.

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Creating art with coconut wood

2015-07-14

Creating art with coconut wood

Due to lack of regenerative tissues, the coconut tree does not increase in width with age and maintains a trunk diameter of 20cm to 30cm with an average height of 25 meters. The composition of the coconut timber is similar to conventional hardwood and performs well as a substitute for hardwood.

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Different flavours and uses of coconut

2015-07-14

Different flavours and uses of coconut

From super hydrating coconut water to oil rich coconut milk and gluten free coconut flour, coconut is a source of varying tastes and food products, feeding a world with nutritious and tasty products that are easy to prepare and good to eat.

For every Sri Lankan that ever lived, coconut palm is equal to a wonder tree that delivers to a variety of products from food, cleaning material to shelter.

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‘Only 4% of Ceylon Tea brewed locally’-EDB

2015-07-10

‘Only 4% of Ceylon Tea brewed locally’-EDB

A whopping 96% of Pure Ceylon Tea production volumes leave Sri Lanka to serve eager global buyers while only 4% of it is brewed locally –and the Lankan tea sector is now called to lead the value addition way on 10 July. “Pure Ceylon Tea exports grew by 5.4% in 2014. Only 50% of tea export revenues came from value added while other 50% is from raw tea exports” revealed Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB) on 10 July.

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Fresh fruit and vegetable exports from Sri Lanka

2015-07-10

Fresh fruit and vegetable exports from Sri Lanka

With a climate and soil conditions proven ideal to the growth of fruits and vegetables, Sri Lanka has been known to produce a large variety of tropical delicacies in demand worldwide. Agriculture, being one of the most popular livelihoods in Sri Lanka, the local markets experience an influx of fresh fruit and vegetable products during the harvesting seasons.

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Relish scrumptious confectionery and bakery products from Sri Lanka

2015-07-10

Relish scrumptious confectionery and bakery products from Sri Lanka

Whether it's sweet biscuits or chocolate or savoury crackers, confectionery and bakery products from Sri Lanka tingle your tastebuds like no other. Perhaps in keeping with the age-old reputation for hospitality, Sri Lankan bakers and confectioners have mastered the art of taste and concocted a tantalizing array of baked and confectioned delicacies over the years. The news of superior quality and taste has reached offshore into the overseas, resulting in a huge demand for confectionery & bakery product from Sri Lanka.

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Coconut tree, the wonder tree of Sri Lanka

2015-07-10

Coconut tree, the wonder tree of Sri Lanka

Coconut is also one of Sri Lanka's three major export crops, bringing home a total revenue of US$ 537.52 millions last year. Known for its great versatility, coconut tree is one of the most important trees in Sri Lanka, may the guidelines be economical or cultural.

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Multiple uses of coconut shell activated carbon

2015-07-08

Multiple uses of coconut shell activated carbon

With an ideal pore structure to trap contaminant molecules, Coconut shell activated carbon is one of the most preferred filters in the industrial world today.

Unknown to most of us, activated carbon plays a large role in our lives today. Humans drink water purified with it, breathe the air that has been scrubbed clean with it, eat food purified from it, wear clothes made with the help of it, go to war with it and heal ourselves with it.

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