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Top 5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

2019-01-16

Top 5 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Today, with cybercriminals operating like a penetration tester in the way they scope out the network probing for vulnerabilities and weak entry points, those responsible for IT security will once again need to adjust their strategy and defences. The Sophos 2019 Threat Report detailed how criminals are now “staking out” victims, moving laterally throughout the network, manipulating internal controls to achieve their objectives stealthily. 

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National Quality Infrastructure of Sri Lanka: a key driving factor to augment Sri Lanka’s position in the International Trade

2019-01-10

National Quality Infrastructure of Sri Lanka: a key driving factor to augment Sri Lanka’s position in the International Trade

Sri Lanka aspires to become a middle-high income country by 2025 by having a highly-competitive economy with a diversity of products and services for local requirements and export markets. An increase on export revenue will be achievable only through consolidating Sri Lanka's share in the existing markets and by venturing into and establishing itself in newer markets through new, highly value added and diversified products and services.

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NES Looks to Harness Sri Lanka's Maritime Advantage with Boat Building Industry

2019-01-09

NES Looks to Harness Sri Lanka's Maritime Advantage with Boat Building Industry

Sri Lanka is making a renewed attempt to leverage its geographic advantage in the East-West shipping route, this time as a boat builder and marine tourism destination under the National Export Strategy. The five-year plan formally launched in July 2018 identifies boat building and its related services as one of five key industries to expand Sri Lanka's export basket and increase export earnings to US$ 28 Billion by 2022.

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Tea tree genome carries clues on how one leaf produces so many flavors

2019-01-04

Tea tree genome carries clues on how one leaf produces so many flavors

The most widely consumed varieties of tea - including black tea, green tea, Oolong tea, white tea, and chai - all stems from the leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea tree. Irrespective of tea's vast cultural and economic significance, the shrub behind the tea leaves is in relative obscurity. But, the first draft of the tea tree genome published on May 1, 2017 in the journal Molecular Plant may help explain why tea leaves are quite so rich in antioxidants and caffeine.

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Regulations Governing Direct Business to Consumer (B2C) eCommerce Transactions

2019-01-04

Regulations Governing Direct Business to Consumer (B2C) eCommerce Transactions

As promulgated by the Ministry of Finance & Mass Media on June 29, 2018, a number of key regulations concerning B2C transactions on the eCommerce platform came into immediate effect on July 01, 2018. Accordingly, at EDB, we deem it fit to educate the local exporters who transact with overseas buyers through eCommerce platforms on the most pertinent of them.

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Raising the Bar on the Sri Lankan Pepper Supplies

2019-01-04

Raising the Bar on the Sri Lankan Pepper Supplies

Black pepper (Piper nigrum L.), popularly hailed as the “King of Spices”, is the most significant and widely used spice in the world. There’re but a few countries in Asia including Sri Lanka and the Pacific, Brazil and Madagascar that produce pepper.

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Wellness Tourism in Sri Lanka on a Global Scale

2019-01-03

Wellness Tourism in Sri Lanka on a Global Scale

As the leading tourism body in the nation to drive the growth of the tourism sector in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau contributes to promote destination Sri Lanka with its continual tourism promotional campaigns, events, and consumer fairs and international press trips. 

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Reviving Ancient Trading Routes to Refresh Export Growth

2019-01-03

Reviving Ancient Trading Routes to Refresh Export Growth

Sri Lanka will endeavour afresh to put its spices back on the global trading map with a comprehensive new plan launched in July 2018. The National Export Strategy (NES) is a coherent action plan developed by public and private sector stakeholders to elevate Sri Lanka's spice trade from a mere commodity supplier to a centre of value addition and excellence.

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Regular consumption of tea may protect the elderly against cognitive impairment, study suggests

2019-01-03

Regular consumption of tea may protect the elderly against cognitive impairment, study suggests

A humble cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is specially so for those who are genetically at risk of developing the debilitating disease, according to a recent study led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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