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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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Discovering Sri Lanka's own Brand of Wellness

2018-12-27

Discovering Sri Lanka's own Brand of Wellness

With the concept of wellness becoming a buzzword in the world, the tourism industry has capitalized on its potential by offering travel experiences that have health and well-being as a core component.

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Major Driving Forces in the Processed Food & Beverages Sector

2018-12-26

Major Driving Forces in the Processed Food & Beverages Sector

The processed food and beverages sector is one of the world's largest industries, and manufactures a wide range of food and drinks to cater to the growing needs of the global population.

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Sri Lanka: the next Maritime Logistics and Distribution Hub in the Indian Ocean

2018-12-26

Sri Lanka: the next Maritime Logistics and Distribution Hub in the Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka harbours the aspirations to become South Asia's foremost maritime, logistics and distributions hub considering its geographical position in South Asia, which is located at the crossroads of the fastest-growing region of the world that generates the competitive edge over the other regional players.

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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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Insights from the Apparel Sector to Make NES a Success

2018-12-21

Insights from the Apparel Sector to Make NES a Success

The momentum that was created in the 1970s, actually was centred around a totally different economic philosophy, where the survival of the economy would depend, not on the creation of industries within the country for domestic consumption, but on export capabilities.

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Sri Lanka to reinstate its Trade Heritage with National Export Strategy (NES)

2018-12-21

Sri Lanka to reinstate its Trade Heritage with National Export Strategy (NES)

In a strategy to reinvigorate Sri Lanka's potential as an Export Hub, the Government of Sri Lanka has formulated a five-year plan that promises to put the country on an equal footing with some of the leading economies of Asia.

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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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Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

2018-12-05

Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

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.

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A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

2018-12-04

A cup of tea awakens your creative spirit, reveal recent research findings

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.

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LMD pays tribute to 50 Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth

2018-11-02

LMD pays tribute to 50 Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth

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.

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Driving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Industry Growth with the Aid of Modern Technology

2018-10-12

Driving Sri Lanka’s Rubber Industry Growth with the Aid of Modern Technology

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)

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Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

2018-09-20

Visit Sri Lanka Country Pavilion at productronica, India - 2018

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.

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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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