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Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup>  September 2018, Paris, France

2018-09-07

Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Apparel Sourcing Paris – 17th to 20th September 2018, Paris, France

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.

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Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

2018-08-27

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

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.

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Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

2018-08-21

Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

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.

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Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

2018-08-17

Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

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.

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The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

2018-08-16

The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

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. 

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Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

2018-08-10

Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

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.

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Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

2018-08-06

Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

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.

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State of The Printing Industry from a Local and Global Perspective

2018-07-23

State of The Printing Industry from a Local and Global Perspective

With the acquisition of combined offset / digital printing equipment, many Sri Lankan printers are fully geared to break fresh grounds and go global in this new era of globalization.

As a top office bearer of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) has disclosed to The Sunday Times recently, the industry is striving to establish Sri Lanka as a global printing hub that would open fresh business opportunities and rake in much needed earnings in foreign currency.

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Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018

2018-07-17

Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018

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.

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A Delegation of Sri Lankan Electronics and Electrical Companies to Visit ‘Tenaga Kuala Lumpur Exhibition 2018’  and Singapore between <br/> July 16 -21

2018-07-10

A Delegation of Sri Lankan Electronics and Electrical Companies to Visit ‘Tenaga Kuala Lumpur Exhibition 2018’ and Singapore between
July 16 -21

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.

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Boat Building Industry of Sri Lanka: The Present and the Future

2018-06-25

Boat Building Industry of Sri Lanka: The Present and the Future

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.

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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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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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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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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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Sri Lanka Export Development Board prepared to develop entrepreneurs in Central Province to become Exporters

2017-05-02

Sri Lanka Export Development Board prepared to develop entrepreneurs in Central Province to become Exporters

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on the direction of the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade held the second programme of creating awareness for the Central Province entrepreneurs on the developing 2000 new exporters by 2020 on 28th April 2017 at the Central Provincial Council Auditorium of Pallekele, Kandy.

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Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

2016-12-26

Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

Whereas Sri Lanka isn’t the world’s largest producer of Coconut, our footprint on global coconut production is still significant. Also, in the context of local exports, as both natural Coconut and value added Coconut exports constitute a significant portion of Sri Lanka’s export earnings, the commercial vitality of Coconut is beyond question.

With increasing emphasis being placed on organic agriculture and the premium prices that authentic organic products command in the global marketplace, Sri Lankan value-added Coconut products exporters are turning slowly but steadily to production of value added organic Coconut products. Considering the growing demand for the organic agricultural products all over the world, this is a commercially astute and positive change of direction. Following are some of the value added organic Coconut products being currently exported by Sri Lankan Coconut products manufacturers and suppliers.

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The Forthcoming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka & China

2016-12-14

The Forthcoming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka & China

Sri Lanka is stepping up negotiations on Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with three of its foremost trading partners - India, China and Singapore.

The government hopes to finalize discussions and reach comprehensive trade deals with India and Singapore by December 2016 and with China by the first quarter of 2017. Sri Lanka's recent interest in FTAs with major trading partners, touted in the media as “FTA Mania”, is totally justified.

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Developing a Stronger Natural Rubber Industry with the Help of Nanotechnology

2016-12-14

Developing a Stronger Natural Rubber Industry with the Help of Nanotechnology

Although Nanotechnology is a lesser celebrated subject in Sri Lanka, one of the country’s main export crops are tipped to benefit from the latest developments in Nanotechnology.

The latest research has discovered a new chemical process to combine carbon nanotubes with natural rubber compounds to enhance its flexibility and strength. What’s more, the process has been found to enhance the mechanical and electrical properties without sacrificing the elasticity of the material.

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EDB PROMOTE TRADE AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN PHILIPINES & SRI LANKA

2016-11-28

EDB PROMOTE TRADE AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN PHILIPINES & SRI LANKA

Export Market diversification is one of the strategies that the EDB has identified to increase Sri Lanka’s export. Considering  Sri Lanka’s present export market concentration mainly to USA and European countries and the importance of the emerging economic power of Asia the Philippines is one of the countries identified to promote our products.

Philippine is 12th most populous country in the world over 100 Mn. population. The GDP growth was 7% in 2013. Also it is an member of ASEAN and only the ASEAN member receiving EU GSP+ facility. This will provide market access opportunity for Sri Lanka.

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