The processed food and beverages sector is one of the world's largest industries, and manufactures a wide range of food and drinks to cater to the growing needs of the global population.
Sri Lanka harbours the aspirations to become South Asia's foremost maritime, logistics and distributions hub considering its geographical position in South Asia, which is located at the crossroads of the fastest-growing region of the world that generates the competitive edge over the other regional players.
Trade Information & Promotion (TIP) is no doubt the most vital Trade Support Function in the National Export Strategy (NES) which will strengthen the capacities and efficiencies of Sri Lankan entrepreneur's market-entry.
The momentum that was created in the 1970s, actually was centred around a totally different economic philosophy, where the survival of the economy would depend, not on the creation of industries within the country for domestic consumption, but on export capabilities.
In a strategy to reinvigorate Sri Lanka's potential as an Export Hub, the Government of Sri Lanka has formulated a five-year plan that promises to put the country on an equal footing with some of the leading economies of Asia.
Green construction, an upcoming concept to the global construction sector itself, is an area that is booming by the day. Green construction essentially refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life cycle: from designing, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.
Gaining momentum from the rapid development emerging in Asia and Africa, Sri Lanka's promising construction exports sector is a sphere that has been growing from strength to strength in recent years.
EDB in its efforts to increase apparel exports to EU, organized an apparel promotion programme in France by participating at the “Apparel Sourcing Paris 2018” which is the leading sourcing trade fair held in Europe for the second consecutive year in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in France.
Bacterial biofilms lead to serious health care complications associated with increased morbidity and mortality. There is a great need to discover and develop new biofilm inhibitors from natural products or by modifying natural compounds or understanding the modes of action of existing compounds.
The Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC 2018) organised by SLASSCOM Quality Circle for the third consecutive year in Sri Lanka to provide a platform to all the test automation professionals to meet, present and challenge ideas was held on November 14, 2018 at BMICH, BCIS Auditorium, Colombo.
Another successful implementation of the National Budget 2018 though ‘IT Initiative’, marked with the inauguration of the Training Program in Fundamentals of Data Science was held on 29 October, at the Senate Hall of University of Colombo.
The Sri Lankan economy has faced multiple headwinds in the recent past amid fears of the nation falling into an irreversible debt trap and a rapidly weakening currency against the backdrop of a strengthening greenback. Concern over the external economy therefore, has received extended coverage in the media for most of this year.