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Meet with Sri Lankan Exporters at Vietnam Expo - 2022

2022-11-18

Meet with Sri Lankan Exporters at Vietnam Expo - 2022

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing Sri Lankan exporter participation at Vietnam Expo - 2022 from 1st to 3rd December 2022, Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam to promote Ceylon Tea, Processed food, Cosmetics and Personal Care products and Electronic & Electrical products with the participation of 05 export companies.

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Meet with Sri Lankan food & beverages product Exporters at SIAL 2022

2022-09-30

Meet with Sri Lankan food & beverages product Exporters at SIAL 2022

The SIAL, a bi-annual event held in Paris, France is one of the major food exhibitions in Europe that brings all the food channels together under one roof. The exhibition offers a range of food & beverage products including ingredients, processed food, fruits & vegetable, dairy products, beverages and Organic products.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘SIAL Paris 2022’ International food fair to be held from 15th to 19th October, 2022 in Paris Nord Villepinte, France with the presence of 19 export companies to promote food & beverage products from Sri Lanka such as tea, spices, coconut kernal based products, confectionery, processed meat and fruits & vegetable with the assistance of GIZ-Germany and IPD-Germany.

Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Hall No. 1B-093

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Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2022

2022-07-14

Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2022

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 for the sector, and it’s both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning. In view of the rising significance of organic food products among an increasingly health-conscious global population, BioFach 2022 is hugely likely to catch on among the trade visitors.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organizing a country pavilion at ‘BioFach 2022’ International food fair to be held from 26th to 29th July, 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany with the presence of 11 export companies to promote certified organic agriculture products from Sri Lanka such as food & beverages, spices, tea, coconut-based products and fruits & vegetable with the assistance of GIZ-Germany and IPD-Germany.

Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at Stand No. -3A-114 of Hall No. 3A.

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Superfoods from Sri Lanka

2021-12-09

Superfoods from Sri Lanka

A major buzzword revered by healthy-eating enthusiasts, superfoods refer to food packed with exceptional levels of nutrients that contribute to overall health and wellbeing. Superfoods most commonly used in western recipes include kale, blueberries, flax seeds, pistachios, hazelnuts etc that are not locally found in Sri Lanka. Yet, this in no way means that Sri Lanka doesn’t have superfoods.

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Preserved Tropical Fruits from Sri Lanka

2021-09-27

Preserved Tropical Fruits from Sri Lanka

The tradition of preserving fruit and vegetables has a long history and tradition, across the world. As a country that enjoys an abundance of fruits, Sri Lanka also has a long history of preserving fruits while retaining their flavour and nutrients. 

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Immunity-Boosting Herbal Teas from Sri Lanka

2021-09-13

Immunity-Boosting Herbal Teas from Sri Lanka

The healing power of herbs is often appreciated. With time, many cultures have developed around their values. Traditional healing practises such as Ayurveda medicine involve the use of herbs in various ways. Herbal tea or infusions are one such beverage that is widely known across the world.

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Jaggery Palm; A Versatile Food Source from Sri Lanka

2021-08-25

Jaggery Palm; A Versatile Food Source from Sri Lanka

Kithul jaggery and Kithul treacle or syrup (locally known as KithulPani) are two of the prized food products in Sri Lanka sourced from the fishtail palm also called ‘jaggery palm’. Fishtail palm (Caryota urens), a species of flowering plant in the palm family, is a tree native to Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, and Malaysia (perhaps in other areas of the Indo-Malayan region). 

They grow in fields and rainforest clearings. It’s known in English by several names such as solitary fishtail palm, Kithulpalm, toddy palm, wine palm, sago palm in addition to jaggery palm.

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Coffee from Sri Lanka – the Sri Lankan Beverage before Tea

2021-08-11

Coffee from Sri Lanka – the Sri Lankan Beverage before Tea

Today, Ceylon Tea is a global household brand. But what about Ceylon Coffee? Well, the Ceylon Coffee era had practically ended by the time tea cultivation began in Sri Lanka.

Tea was one of the replacement crops experimented on in colonial Sri Lanka, when Coffee Rust, a fungal disease, devastated Sri Lanka’s coffee cultivation almost completely. But hope isn’t all lost on Ceylon Coffee because an amazing story of revival is being written as we write this. Maybe, in a decade or so, Ceylon Coffee will regain its glory lost a century and a half ago perhaps in a vastly different way.

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Coconut Based Food from Sri Lanka - Benefits and Uses

2021-07-13

Coconut Based Food from Sri Lanka - Benefits and Uses

Coconut is the third most important agricultural industry in the Sri Lankan economy, followed by tea and rubber. The Sri Lankan coconut industry has a long story behind its days of success.
The versatility of the coconut has induced the launch of a series of new food and beverage products based on the kernels, water and sap of the coconut and the coconut flower. 

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The Export of Heirloom Rice from Sri Lanka

2020-11-17

The Export of Heirloom Rice from Sri Lanka

Rice is the staple food of Sri Lanka and has been playing a huge role in everyone’s lifestyle for centuries. The rice cultivation has a long and parallel relationship with the country’s history and culture and Sri Lankan has practised an agriculture-based lifestyle for the past 3 millennia. According to the evidence collected through written history and archaeology, rice cultivation of the island goes back to the period of 900-600 BC.

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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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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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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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Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

2017-03-17

Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Sri Lankan Blue Swimmer Crab

The Sri Lankan blue swimmer crab fishery is a coastal fishery industry, which operates in the relatively shallow waters of Southern tips of Gulf of Mannar across the Palk Straits to the Southern boundary of the Bay of Bengal. 

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Herbal Tea from Sri Lanka – A Cup of Natural Goodness

2017-03-10

Herbal Tea from Sri Lanka – A Cup of Natural Goodness

The Sri Lankans have long celebrated the healing goodness of herbal plants and long before tea and coffee were merged into our daily diet as the two main hot drinks, we drank herbal infusions or tisane as the world know it today.

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Sri Lanka’s Participation at GULFOOD 2017, the Largest Annual Food and Beverage Exhibition in the Middle East

2017-02-20

Sri Lanka’s Participation at GULFOOD 2017, the Largest Annual Food and Beverage Exhibition in the Middle East

The 22nd edition of the GULFOOD 2017, the largest annual food and beverage trade show in the Middle East will kick off on February 26, 2017, at Dubai World Trade Center, with the participation of over 95,000 stakeholders including food and beverage manufacturers, suppliers and professionals as well as customers from across the world.

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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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Sri Lanka seafood, apparel exports up in July

2016-10-18

Sri Lanka seafood, apparel exports up in July

Sri Lanka's seafood exports to the European Union picked up 19.9 percent in July 2016 from a year earlier, following the lifting of a ban, and apparel exports rose 3 percent, but lower commodity prices have hit petroleum and tea.  

Exports fell 4.4 percent to $891.2 million in July 2016 from a year earlier and imports fell 6.6 percent to $1,432 million dollars, shrinking the trade balance 10 percent to $541 million, official data showed.

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