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Exporter Assistance for 2020 by Sri Lanka Export Development Board

2020-02-25

Exporter Assistance for 2020 by Sri Lanka Export Development Board

With the Sri Lankan Export Development Board seeking to achieve an ambitious target of USD 18.5 Billion in export earnings in 2020, the organisation has doubled its effort to increase the earnings by a 15% compared to the year 2019 through a series of strategic objectives, which seeks to transform the country’s existing approach to export.

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The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

2020-02-17

The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

A combination of local and global terrorism, political turmoil and natural disaster saw the local, as well as the global economy, slowing down compared to the year 2018. Sri Lanka registered a GDP growth of 2.8% during the last year against 3.3% recorded in 2018, while the global GDP also grew at a subdued rate of 2.5%, mainly due to Chinese and the USA trade tension and low growth recorded in the EU and Japan.

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Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Productronica 2019

2019-11-14

Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Productronica 2019

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has organized a Sri Lanka pavilion at “PRODUCTRONICA 2019” from 12th – 15th November 2019 at MESSE MÜNCHEN, Germany with the assistance of Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany and Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt.

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Discovering Sri Lanka's own Brand of Wellness

2018-12-27

Discovering Sri Lanka's own Brand of Wellness

With the concept of wellness becoming a buzzword in the world, the tourism industry has capitalized on its potential by offering travel experiences that have health and well-being as a core component.

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Major Driving Forces in the Processed Food & Beverages Sector

2018-12-26

Major Driving Forces in the Processed Food & Beverages Sector

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.

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Sri Lanka: the next Maritime Logistics and Distribution Hub in the Indian Ocean

2018-12-26

Sri Lanka: the next Maritime Logistics and Distribution Hub in the Indian Ocean

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.

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The Role of Trade Information & Promotion Support Function Under the NES

2018-12-26

The Role of Trade Information & Promotion Support Function Under the NES

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.

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Sri Lanka to reinstate its Trade Heritage with National Export Strategy (NES)

2018-12-21

Sri Lanka to reinstate its Trade Heritage with National Export Strategy (NES)

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.

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Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

2018-12-05

Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

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.

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LMD pays tribute to 50 Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth

2018-11-02

LMD pays tribute to 50 Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth

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.

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Second symposium to develop national export strategy kicks off

2017-07-12

Second symposium to develop national export strategy kicks off

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will conduct the second consultation for Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) from today. Over 300 public and private sector representatives are expected to attend in order to chart the next export growth cycle of the country.

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National Strategy for Exports.

2017-02-02

National Strategy for Exports.

The Export Development Board (EDB) has initiated action on the preparation of a National Export Strategy (NES) for the next five years. The EDB is empowered by the Sri Lanka Export development Act to prepare a national Export strategy.

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Gem Lapidaries in Sri Lanka - Attuned to the fine art of Gem Cutting in Sri Lanka

2017-01-17

Gem Lapidaries in Sri Lanka - Attuned to the fine art of Gem Cutting in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has been celebrated for the brightest and the most valuable gemstones in the world and was suspected to be the locality of mythical ‘Tarshish’, the port city, which supplied King Solomon with gems, silver, pearls and ivory.

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