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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organized by Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), in association with Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, South Asia’s most focused and largest international Boat Show and Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 will be held from 26th to 28th October 2018.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing exposure visit cum one on one business meetings in Malaysia and Singapore with the assistance of High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore from 16th -21st July 2018 with the participation of 6 electronics and electrical sector companies in Sri Lanka. Business networking meetings in Malaysia and Singapore will be organized with the assistance of High Commissions of Sri Lanka in Malaysia and Singapore.
Sri Lanka, the picturesque island in the heart of the Indian Ocean, boasts a long and proud history of boat building. It’s well-poised to become the hub for boat manufacturing in the Asian region over its strategic location, highly trainable workforce and labour cost advantage. On top of that, Sri Lanka has one of the best natural harbours in the region and its commercial port in Colombo is rated among the most economical and efficient providing a complete service to the shippers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.