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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 organizing the 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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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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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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The Role of Trade Information & Promotion Support Function Under the NES

2018-12-26

The Role of Trade Information & Promotion Support Function Under the NES

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.

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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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