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Sri Lankan Apparel Industry and Environmental Sustainability

2020-09-28

Sri Lankan Apparel Industry and Environmental Sustainability

The Sri Lankan apparel industry is one of the leading contributors to the Sri Lankan economy and one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country, proudly manufacturing apparel and textile under the “Made in Sri Lanka” branding.

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Logistics infrastructure Development in Sri Lanka

2020-09-28

Logistics infrastructure Development in Sri Lanka

A supply chain is a sequence of processes and flows that aim at meeting customer requirements. Other than manufacturers and suppliers, the supply chain also includes transporters, warehouses, retailers, and consumers. It usually covers the areas of new product development, marketing, operations, distributions, finance, and customer service. These dots are connected through the threads of logistics.

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Ceylon Tea - Refreshing Millions Around the World

2020-09-28

Ceylon Tea - Refreshing Millions Around the World

Ceylon Tea is a widely consumed beverage around the world. For centuries, various forms of tea have been shaped and integrated into the cultures of nations across the world thanks to its unique flavours and medicinal properties.

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Export Oriented Ornamental Fish Farming in Sri Lanka

2020-09-28

Export Oriented Ornamental Fish Farming in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tropical country with rich biodiversity. Country’s inland waterways are home to more than 95 species of freshwater habitats out of 53 species endemic. Also, The continental shelf of Sri Lanka supports many reef habitats which house nearly 158 species that can be seen both on coastal and offshore reefs.

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Coconut Shell Activated Carbon from Sri Lanka

2020-08-21

Coconut Shell Activated Carbon from Sri Lanka

Activated carbon (AC) was first discovered by the Egyptians in 1500 BC, where its properties of absorption were used for purification and medicinal purposes. However, these potentials of activated carbon were first commercially capitalised during the First World War when it was used in gas masks to filter away toxic gases. The first AC production plant was commissioned in Germany and was used for sugar refining and was later used for wastewater purification.

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Sri Lanka the World’s Best Island Destination

2020-08-20

Sri Lanka the World’s Best Island Destination

Tourism Industry is one of the largest income earners for the Sri Lankan economy, bringing an income over USD 4 Billion in the year 2019.

Throughout history, Sri Lanka has been a magnet for explorers and travellers, who have marvelled at the country’s grand cities, stupas that kiss the sky, golden beaches, rising mountains, and dense jungles filled with exotic wild creatures.

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Tender Coconut Water - All Natural Isotonic Drink

2020-08-20

Tender Coconut Water - All Natural Isotonic Drink

Coconut water is a natural, healthy, and nutritious drink derived from the coconut tree, a permanent food staple and export crop in Sri Lanka.Rich with various nutrients, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, and growth hormones, Tender Coconut Water (TCW) is also a rich source of L-arginine, which is a free form of amino acid and vitamin C that can prevent heart disease and lipid peroxidation.

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Clean Hands to Save Lives

2020-08-14

Clean Hands to Save Lives

As the world battles to control the spread of COVID -19, maintaining good hand hygiene has become vital to control the spread of the virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as other local health organisations, recommend washing hands with clean water and soap and use of alcohol-based hand rub to keep the hands clean and control the spread of the virus by touch.

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Benefits of Organic Food Made in Sri Lanka

2020-07-14

Benefits of Organic Food Made in Sri Lanka

Agricultural products that are grown without the support of any synthetic pesticides, bio-engineered genes, or any artificial fertilizers are known as organic products.

In place of chemical agriculture, organic farming uses organic fertilizers such as farmyard and green manure.  When it comes to products derived from livestock, the animals must be fed organically and given access to open-air in a free-range breeding environment instead of providing mass-produced animal feed made with by-products, antibiotic and hormone shots and enclosed breeding.  

 

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The Rising Market Potential for Cinnamon Oil

2020-06-15

The Rising Market Potential for Cinnamon Oil

Obtained from the barks and leaves of trees that are scientifically known as Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamon oil is known for its numerous uses and health benefits.

Cinnamon oil of the highest quality is manufactured in Sri Lanka, using Ceylon Cinnamon the finest of the cinnamon in the world. Ceylon Cinnamon oil is admired for its unique fragrance when compared to other essential oils.

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Sri Lanka’s Top Exports

2020-06-11

Sri Lanka’s Top Exports

Throughout the past decades, the export sector of Sri Lanka has seen rapid growth. Backed by government support, growing experience and expertise of local industrialists and exporters, increase in foreign investment to better utilization of local resources, has provided the exporter sector with a stronger foundation to conquer new global markets.

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Combating COVID-19 and Stimulating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

2020-06-10

Combating COVID-19 and Stimulating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), one of the world’s four largest audit firms recently released a comprehensive report titled ‘COVID-19 Outbreak: Impact on Sri Lanka and Recommendations’ This blogpost seeks to encapsulate the insights revealed by PwC in the context of export businesses.

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Ceylon Sapphire - An Enduring Brand

2020-05-05

Ceylon Sapphire - An Enduring Brand

The gem industry in Sri Lanka enjoys a celebrated history mainly due to the Island's gem reserves and the country stands today as one of the world's largest gem suppliers with products of unparalleled quality. While the country exports over 75 different kinds of precious and semi-precious gemstones, sapphire varieties make nearly 85% of the export share at the moment.

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Herbs that Heal - Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices from Sri Lanka

2020-04-30

Herbs that Heal - Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices from Sri Lanka

From Ceylon Cinnamon to Ceylon Tea, Turmeric, and Ginger; herbs from Sri Lanka have long been known to have a boosting effect on our immune system. Whether made into a bitter, consumed with food or beverage and used as a spice these herbs and ingredients have been repeatedly proven to support the immune system function, and boost resistance to infection.

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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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