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Leveraging the Unique Sri Lankan Brand in Export Development

2020-04-23

Leveraging the Unique Sri Lankan Brand in Export Development

Sri Lanka, the celebrated Spice Island, is the proud country of origin of some of the world's highest-quality spices and is among the top spice exporting countries in the world.

To protect the integrity of Sri Lankan spice exports and provide a convenient mean of identification for spices made in Sri Lanka the Sri Lanka Export Development Board has acquired and developed the ‘Ceylon Spices’ brand and geographic indication for five types of spices exported from Sri Lanka, which acts as a proof quality and flavour that is unique to the terroir of Sri Lanka.

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Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

2020-02-26

Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

Ayurveda is believed (with good reason) to be an eternal science that first existed in the universal consciousness (Brahma) before it was passed from the creator to the ancient Indian mystics through meditation. The roots of Ayurveda go deep into the antiquity. Many of the foods and spices associated with Ayurvedic cuisine, including rice, lentils, urad dal, ginger, and turmeric, were already being cultivated during this period.

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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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Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

BioFach, the world´s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, combined with VIVANESS International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, is an important business event, an emotional event for the sector, and both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organising Sri Lanka country Pavilion at BioFach 2020 to be held from February 12-15 at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany. Fifteen (15) Food & Beverage Exporters from Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at "Stand No. -3A-414 of Hall No. 3A.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

“From fascinating new flavours to industry-shifting innovations and multi-million dollar export deals, Gulfood is the place to experience all the key moments driving the F&B industry forward and to see all the mega-trends come alive, like never before.” And 2020 marks the 25th edition of Gulfood to be hosted with the timely theme “Rethinking Food” from February 16-20, 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Celebrated Blue Sapphires from Sri Lanka

2020-01-27

Celebrated Blue Sapphires from Sri Lanka

As one of the world's steadiest suppliers of top-quality sapphires and seventy-five other types of gemstones, Sri Lanka is one of the most important countries in the world when it comes to gem and jewellery, despite its small size.

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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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EDB organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL – 2019

2019-08-11

EDB organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL – 2019

The Export Development Board organized a Tech Pavilion for the 4th consecutive year at the INFOTEL exhibition with the intention of providing an opportunity for ICT companies & startups to promote their services/technologies and to meet both local and foreign clients. The companies/startups who exhibited at the exhibition commended on EDB efforts and said that they were able to gain exposure in the ICT/BPM industry and that experience can be leveraged to develop their business models.

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Number one housing and construction exhibition Construct 2019 in August

2019-06-19

Number one housing and construction exhibition Construct 2019 in August

The National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) has launched the premier housing and construction exhibition with a decade-long success story as its 19th consecutive exhibition. The 2019 edition, is presented at the Oak room of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, themed ‘Build Smart – Live Smart’, withal revolutionary hi-tech, smart, future shaping and consumer-focused approach. 

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Cisco revamps its hardware for new Wi-Fi technology

2019-05-02   |  http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/Cisco-revamps-its-hardware-for-new-Wi-Fi-technology/50-677278

Cisco revamps its hardware for new Wi-Fi technology

Cisco Systems Inc said it is rolling out hardware for the next generation of Wi-Fi standards, giving a core part of its $28.2 billion infrastructure business a refresh and in the process aiming to garner more software revenue.

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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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