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Fundamentals of Green Construction

2018-12-17

Fundamentals of Green Construction

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.

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Exciting Prospects for Construction Service Exports from Sri Lanka

2018-12-17

Exciting Prospects for Construction Service Exports from Sri Lanka

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.

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EDB Promotes Sri Lanka Apparel in France to maximize benefits under GSP+

2018-12-14

EDB Promotes Sri Lanka Apparel in France to maximize benefits under GSP+

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.

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Cinnamon essential oil could disrupt bacterial biofilms and make infections easier to treat

2018-12-14

Cinnamon essential oil could disrupt bacterial biofilms and make infections easier to treat

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.

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Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

2018-12-13

Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

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.

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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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A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

2018-12-04

A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

After reluctantly waking up on a chilly morning, most people stumble groggily into the kitchen to fix a cup of tea. The brew instantaneously warms you up virtually lifting your spirits and making the chill go away. A recent study reveals the scientific basis behind this and throws light on a few other important insights concerning the humble cuppa.

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Roots of Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine

2018-11-26

Roots of Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine

Wide in scope and rich in diversity, Sri Lankan traditional medicine is a combination of the indigenous medicine of the country (Deshiya chikitsa) and Ayurveda received from India. It draws upon Siddha medicine (from South India) and Unani medicine (from the Middle East). While the different systems of medicine all come together to form the body of knowledge that we today refer to as “Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine”, they have also kept their own identity.

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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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Meet with leading Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters In the Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at SIAL Paris 2018

2018-10-17

Meet with leading Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters In the Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at SIAL Paris 2018

Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sri Lanka Tea Board and Coconut Development Authority are organizing pavilions at the Salon International de l'Agroalimentaire 2018 (SIAL 2018), the world’s largest food innovation exhibition to be held from October 21 -25 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France. EDB pavilion will be located in the Hall No.4 Stall No. K 188 in the country pavilion section. EDB has organized participation of 14 export companies under the Sri Lanka Pavilion and two SME companies will participate as observers

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Driving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Industry Growth with the Aid of Modern Technology

2018-10-12

Driving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Industry Growth with the Aid of Modern Technology

The future of the island’s rubber industry largely depends on how it focuses on introducing technology to develop yield, observes Dr Sisira Ranatunga, Secretary, Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP)

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Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

2018-09-20

Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

productronica India, international Exhibition and Conference for Electronic Production Technologies is the most important event for the electronics industry in India and South Asia. The fair will unveil a world of production technologies for the electronics industry.

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Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup>  September 2018, Paris, France

2018-09-07

Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17th to 20th September 2018, Paris, France

The EDB with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in France organizes Sri Lanka’s participation at the “Apparel Sourcing Paris” to be held in Paris from 17th to 20th September 2018, with the participation of 6 Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing/exporting companies and 2 fashion designers. A “Sri Lanka Catwalk” is also organized to display products of the participating companies including designer clothing made out of Handloom & Batik to give a true Sri Lankan flavor.

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Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

2018-08-27

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.Nanoparticles produced from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown.

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Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

2018-08-21

Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

The growing interest in and demand for wellness services is a favourable global trend for the development of this industry in Sri Lanka. Many countries and cities are defining themselves as wellness tourism destinations but few could match Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and wellness lifestyle-based heritage.

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Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

2018-08-17

Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

Sri Lanka possesses the capabilities required to build quality boats that are on par with those made by the world leaders in boat building. Since France, Italy, Belgium, Scandinavia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the UK are competing boat building nations, Sri Lanka needs to aggressively market and canvass for opportunities to grow its position in the world market. Mr Gamini Herath, Managing Director of Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) believes the industry shows great promise.

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The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

2018-08-16

The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

For centuries, the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka has been playing a central role in the country’s cultural, social and economic development. Growing from strength to strength, the industry presents tremendous opportunities of investment and value addition. There are two principal ways by which the gem and jewellery industry contributes to the Sri Lankan economy. 

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Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

2018-08-10

Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

Even if we’re a little more than halfway through 2018, we can’t help facing the fact that there’re some significant trends and forces shaping, influencing and disrupting the printing industry. So it’ll be in the best interests of Sri Lankan printing, pre-press and packaging services providers to learn what’s really going on in order to tailor their businesses to fit the shifts in the landscape.

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Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

2018-08-06

Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

Come 2022, earn US $5 billion in annual revenue; create a total of 200,000 direct jobs; help launch 1000 ICT/ BPM startups. By any standard, to borrow Jim Collins’s phrase, it’s a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) in a national context, but, in the opinion of industry veterans, it’s quite within our reach. Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) that came up with this bold vision in 2016 too believes strongly in the country’s ability to realize it.

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State of The Printing Industry from a Local and Global Perspective

2018-07-23

State of The Printing Industry from a Local and Global Perspective

With the acquisition of combined offset / digital printing equipment, many Sri Lankan printers are fully geared to break fresh grounds and go global in this new era of globalization.

As a top office bearer of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) has disclosed to The Sunday Times recently, the industry is striving to establish Sri Lanka as a global printing hub that would open fresh business opportunities and rake in much needed earnings in foreign currency.

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