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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The momentum that was created in the 1970s, actually was centred around a totally different economic philosophy, where the survival of the economy would depend, not on the creation of industries within the country for domestic consumption, but on export capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.