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Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2018

2018-02-09

Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2018

Foreseeing the ample potential for Sri Lankan food and beverage exporters at Gulfood 2018, the 23rd edition of the largest international trade show for food and beverage to be held from February 18th - 22nd at Dubai World Trade Centre. Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with Sri Lanka Consulate General in Dubai has organized Sri Lanka country pavilions consisting of 22 booths in total.

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Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan – 2017 - 2026

2018-01-22

Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan – 2017 - 2026

Last year’s Natural Rubber and Rubber-based product exports from Sri Lanka brought in revenue slightly north of US $800 million. Of this, the highest portion, amounting to nearly US $250 million, went to the USA

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Shrimp Farming in Sri Lanka

2017-12-22

Shrimp Farming in Sri Lanka

With a coastline stretching some 1,700 km in total, Sri Lanka is naturally designed for aquaculture. The total extent of lagoons and estuaries has been estimated to be 121,000 hectare (ha). Adjoining these estuaries and lagoons is extensive expanse of low-lying delta lands covering some 70,000 ha. Given these extraordinary natural endowments,

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Growth of Demand for Coconut in the Global Market

2017-12-21

Growth of Demand for Coconut in the Global Market

In the past decade, the global demand for coconut had grown by 500%. During the same time, coconut got its biggest marketing boost yet. With a series of celebrity endorsements, it has been re-launched as a “superfood” to the global market.

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Expansion of Organic Spices Exports from Sri Lanka

2017-12-15

Expansion of Organic Spices Exports from Sri Lanka

Organic agriculture is an environment friendly, culturally sensitive, socially just, and economically viable and a sustainable & efficient production system. The Organic food market is supported by consumers globally and is in ever-growing demand since last few decades. By today, it’s worth billions of dollars.

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The increasing growth in the usage of natural rubber

2017-11-07

The increasing growth in the usage of natural rubber

Natural Rubber is an elastic substance obtained from the latex sap of trees, especially those trees which belong to the genera Hevea and Ficus. Technically speaking, natural rubber is an elastomer or an elastic hydrocarbon polymer. Natural rubber is one of the types of rubber that also include vulcanized rubber which is finished into a variety of rubber products.

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Potential of Luxury Yacht Building and Marine Development in Sri Lanka

2017-10-18

Potential of Luxury Yacht Building and Marine Development in Sri Lanka

While Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Oceans abundant with scenic views, a high biodiversity of ocean mammals, sailing for pleasure was never a pastime of the Sri Lankans and Sri Lanka was never considered a worthy stop for yachts due to lack of a fully-fledged marine in the country.

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Visit Sri Lanka  Country Pavillion at ANUGA Iinternational Food Fair 2017

2017-10-06

Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavillion at ANUGA Iinternational Food Fair 2017

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany is organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at the Anuga International Food Fair to be held in Cologne, Germany from 07th – 11th, October 2017 to exhibit products of the Sri Lankan Food & Beverage manufacturers/ processors/ exporters.

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Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the GITEX Technology Week

2017-10-02

Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the GITEX Technology Week

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing the Sri Lanka country pavilion at the GITEX Technology Week to be held from October 8-12, 2017. Eight top technology companies from Sri Lanka and five startup technology companies will participate in the GITEX Technology Week. The Sri Lankan exhibitors represent a number of technology sectors ranging from Future Tech, IoT, Digital Marketing, Cloud, Printing & Business Automation, Big Data and the likes and view tremendous potential in the GITEX Technology Week.

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Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO)

2017-09-08

Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO)

The EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Guangzhou is organizing a Sri Lanka Pavilion at 14th China- ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) to be held from 12th to 15th September 2017 in Nanning, Guangxi. We’re keen to have Sri Lankan exporters participate in CAEXPO

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Sri Lanka’s Participation in the 60<sup>th</sup> Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair

2017-09-01

Sri Lanka’s Participation in the 60th Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand proposes to organize Sri Lanka's participation at the "60th Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair 2017, to be held from 06th to 10thof September 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Through organizing a Sri Lanka Country pavilion, we intend to showcase Sri Lanka's strengths and capabilities as a leading sourcing destination for quality gem & jewellery and to further enhance Sri Lanka's gem and Jewellery exports to Thailand.

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EDB seminar on “Digital Doors to Trade”

2017-08-17

EDB seminar on “Digital Doors to Trade”

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is organizing a half day seminar on “Digital Doors to Trade” to create an awareness on Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) digital trade platforms for Sri Lankan exporters on consumer items. The Seminar will be held on Tuesday, 29th August 2017, 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. at the EDB Auditorium.

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New Developments in Sri Lankan Fishing Sector

2017-08-04

New Developments in Sri Lankan Fishing Sector

Sri Lanka has exclusive fishing and economic rights for an ocean area of 500,000 square kilometres and a coastal line of 1700 km in addition to inland water bodies, which makes fishery to be one of the promising industries

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Health Benefits of Moringa Tea

2017-07-21

Health Benefits of Moringa Tea

Called drumsticks in the popular parlance, Moringa is nothing foreign to Sri Lankans from all walks of life. With its pods used as a vegetable that make some delicious curries and its leaves used both as a ‘mallum’ and an essential ingredient in cooking crab and prawn curries and its bark used in many a concoction of indigenous medicine, Moringa is one of the most useful variety of trees grown in the relatively dryer regions of Sri Lanka.

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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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Ceylon Cinnamon vs. Cassia Cinnamon

2017-06-16

Ceylon Cinnamon vs. Cassia Cinnamon

The claim is loud & clear: Ceylon Cinnamon is inherently superior to Cassia Cinnamon. Certainly, Ceylon Cinnamon boasts a long and colourful history. But, truth be told, Ceylon Cinnamon is much less commonly found than Cassia Cinnamon in the context of the global market. It’s beyond dispute, however, that there’re discernible differences between the two. Let us explore the significant dissimilaties.

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Toy and Gift Manufacturers in Sri Lanka

2017-06-06

Toy and Gift Manufacturers in Sri Lanka

Toy manufacturers in Sri Lanka are exhibiting an innate ability to build toys and giftware of international quality with environment-friendly and recyclable material like sustainable wood, handloom, and batik fabric as well as brass, copper, silverware, reed and rattan.

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Flavored Ceylon Tea – Combined Goodness of Both the Worlds

2017-05-26

Flavored Ceylon Tea – Combined Goodness of Both the Worlds

Created by adding natural flavors of flowers, herbs, and fruits to black, green or oolong teas, flavored Ceylon Tea maintains the natural flavor of Pure Ceylon Tea with a subtle hint of fruity or herbal flavor to enhance your tea drinking experience. 

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ICT Education in Sri Lanka

2017-05-12

ICT Education in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a proud heritage of free education from primary to tertiary levels and a youth literacy level of 98%, a feat any middle-income country can be proud of.The country today has a student population of 4 million students at 10,000 schools with over 200,000 teachers within the country’s education system and the Sri Lankan government has taken steps to integrate ICT education to school education curriculum since the year 2006. 

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Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

2017-05-05

Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at Japan IT Week from May 10 -12, 2017

Japan IT Week, the largest IT trade show in Japan, is a single location solution offering latest IT technologies and solutions. Organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd and to be held from May 10 to 12, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, an International Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan, the Japan IT Week will see the gathering of a great number of IT professionals of various disciplines.

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