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Sri Lankan Apparel Industry and Environmental Sustainability

2020-09-28

Sri Lankan Apparel Industry and Environmental Sustainability

The Sri Lankan apparel industry is one of the leading contributors to the Sri Lankan economy and one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country, proudly manufacturing apparel and textile under the “Made in Sri Lanka” branding.

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Logistics infrastructure Development in Sri Lanka

2020-09-28

Logistics infrastructure Development in Sri Lanka

A supply chain is a sequence of processes and flows that aim at meeting customer requirements. Other than manufacturers and suppliers, the supply chain also includes transporters, warehouses, retailers, and consumers. It usually covers the areas of new product development, marketing, operations, distributions, finance, and customer service. These dots are connected through the threads of logistics.

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Ceylon Tea - Refreshing Millions Around the World

2020-09-28

Ceylon Tea - Refreshing Millions Around the World

Ceylon Tea is a widely consumed beverage around the world. For centuries, various forms of tea have been shaped and integrated into the cultures of nations across the world thanks to its unique flavours and medicinal properties.

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Export Oriented Ornamental Fish Farming in Sri Lanka

2020-09-28

Export Oriented Ornamental Fish Farming in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tropical country with rich biodiversity. Country’s inland waterways are home to more than 95 species of freshwater habitats out of 53 species endemic. Also, The continental shelf of Sri Lanka supports many reef habitats which house nearly 158 species that can be seen both on coastal and offshore reefs.

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Coconut Shell Activated Carbon from Sri Lanka

2020-08-21

Coconut Shell Activated Carbon from Sri Lanka

Activated carbon (AC) was first discovered by the Egyptians in 1500 BC, where its properties of absorption were used for purification and medicinal purposes. However, these potentials of activated carbon were first commercially capitalised during the First World War when it was used in gas masks to filter away toxic gases. The first AC production plant was commissioned in Germany and was used for sugar refining and was later used for wastewater purification.

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Sri Lanka the World’s Best Island Destination

2020-08-20

Sri Lanka the World’s Best Island Destination

Tourism Industry is one of the largest income earners for the Sri Lankan economy, bringing an income over USD 4 Billion in the year 2019.

Throughout history, Sri Lanka has been a magnet for explorers and travellers, who have marvelled at the country’s grand cities, stupas that kiss the sky, golden beaches, rising mountains, and dense jungles filled with exotic wild creatures.

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Tender Coconut Water - All Natural Isotonic Drink

2020-08-20

Tender Coconut Water - All Natural Isotonic Drink

Coconut water is a natural, healthy, and nutritious drink derived from the coconut tree, a permanent food staple and export crop in Sri Lanka.Rich with various nutrients, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, and growth hormones, Tender Coconut Water (TCW) is also a rich source of L-arginine, which is a free form of amino acid and vitamin C that can prevent heart disease and lipid peroxidation.

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The Market Potential for Natural Vanilla

2020-08-14

The Market Potential for Natural Vanilla

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world and the only orchid type that we use in food. Vanilla is grown mainly in Central Sri Lanka due to the cold climate and wet weather conditions. The plant is a member of the tropical climbing orchid family Orchidaceae. Even though Vanilla is native to Mexico, its cultivation the plantation has spread itself across the world with time.

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Clean Hands to Save Lives

2020-08-14

Clean Hands to Save Lives

As the world battles to control the spread of COVID -19, maintaining good hand hygiene has become vital to control the spread of the virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as other local health organisations, recommend washing hands with clean water and soap and use of alcohol-based hand rub to keep the hands clean and control the spread of the virus by touch.

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Benefits of Organic Food Made in Sri Lanka

2020-07-14

Benefits of Organic Food Made in Sri Lanka

Agricultural products that are grown without the support of any synthetic pesticides, bio-engineered genes, or any artificial fertilizers are known as organic products.

In place of chemical agriculture, organic farming uses organic fertilizers such as farmyard and green manure.  When it comes to products derived from livestock, the animals must be fed organically and given access to open-air in a free-range breeding environment instead of providing mass-produced animal feed made with by-products, antibiotic and hormone shots and enclosed breeding.  

 

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Sri Lanka’s Participation at GULFOOD 2017, the Largest Annual Food and Beverage Exhibition in the Middle East

2017-02-20

Sri Lanka’s Participation at GULFOOD 2017, the Largest Annual Food and Beverage Exhibition in the Middle East

The 22nd edition of the GULFOOD 2017, the largest annual food and beverage trade show in the Middle East will kick off on February 26, 2017, at Dubai World Trade Center, with the participation of over 95,000 stakeholders including food and beverage manufacturers, suppliers and professionals as well as customers from across the world.

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Environment and Resource Sustainability in Gem Mining in Sri Lanka

2017-02-17

Environment and Resource Sustainability in Gem Mining in Sri Lanka

While the rest of the world believes in the extreme extraction of gems and diamonds using heavy machinery and state of art mining equipment, gem mining in Sri Lanka is mostly a labor of love heavily dependent on elbow grease and skill than any other machinery.

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EDB in fresh push to boost gem and jewellery in Thailand

2017-02-14

EDB in fresh push to boost gem and jewellery in Thailand

The Export Development Board (EDB) entered into a promotional agreement with Thai Trade Centre Chennai (TTCC) on 7 February to further develop two-way trade between Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The agreement that was entered into between EDB and TTCC was a result of long and effective discussions between the Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand, EDB, NGJA and SLGJA. The agreement was signed in the presences of the Ambassador for Thailand in Sri Lanka Nopporn Adchariyavanich at the EDB in Colombo.

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Sri Lanka's Skilled IT professionals

2017-02-06

Sri Lanka's Skilled IT professionals

With 30 Sri Lankans out of each 100 having access to the internet and one in four households in the country owning at least one computer, Sri Lanka is making strides in increasing IT literacy among school children and youth across the island.

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