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Combating COVID-19 and Stimulating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

2020-06-10

Combating COVID-19 and Stimulating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), one of the world’s four largest audit firms recently released a comprehensive report titled ‘COVID-19 Outbreak: Impact on Sri Lanka and Recommendations’ This blogpost seeks to encapsulate the insights revealed by PwC in the context of export businesses.

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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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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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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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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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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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Sri Lanka’s Participation in the 60<sup>th</sup> Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair

2017-09-01

Sri Lanka’s Participation in the 60th Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand proposes to organize Sri Lanka's participation at the "60th Bangkok Gem & Jewellery Fair 2017, to be held from 06th to 10thof September 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Through organizing a Sri Lanka Country pavilion, we intend to showcase Sri Lanka's strengths and capabilities as a leading sourcing destination for quality gem & jewellery and to further enhance Sri Lanka's gem and Jewellery exports to Thailand.

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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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Toy and Gift Manufacturers in Sri Lanka

2017-06-06

Toy and Gift Manufacturers in Sri Lanka

Toy manufacturers in Sri Lanka are exhibiting an innate ability to build toys and giftware of international quality with environment-friendly and recyclable material like sustainable wood, handloom, and batik fabric as well as brass, copper, silverware, reed and rattan.

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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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Made in Sri Lanka; an Icon of Eco-Sustainability and Quality

2017-04-11

Made in Sri Lanka; an Icon of Eco-Sustainability and Quality

Sri Lanka Apparel’s innovative and environmentally sustainable approach to design, production, and delivery has allowed us to create a unique global niche for labor and environment sustainable apparels made in Sri Lanka.

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Ceylon Tea – Sri Lanka’s Gift to the World

2017-04-07

Ceylon Tea – Sri Lanka’s Gift to the World

Although tea originated in China nearly 5000 years ago, it is Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon that made the unique flavor of tea popular across the world during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Distinctively flavored by the terroir, which is the elevation, climate, soil composition and water quality of an area, and the process it is manufactured, the flavor and fragrance of Ceylon Tea vary distinctively from the tea varieties made across the world.

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Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon

2017-04-04

Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation springing right from that origin. To be qualified as a GI, a sign must identify a product unequivocally as originating in a given place

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Seven Ways to Combine Ceylon Tea with Cooking

2017-03-24

Seven Ways to Combine Ceylon Tea with Cooking

Other than providing warm indulgence or a refreshingly chilled flavor, Ceylon Tea also provides many options for adding a sweet, grassy, herbal or smoky note to our cooking. Different types of Ceylon Tea can bring a different type of texture and flavor to your cooking whether it is soft puddings, buttery cookies, stir-fries or meat dishes.

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Reinstatement of GSP Plus Concessions for Sri Lankan Apparel by EU

2017-03-24

Reinstatement of GSP Plus Concessions for Sri Lankan Apparel by EU

The good news is in. The perseverance of the incumbent government of Sri Lanka in negotiating with EU to have GSP Plus Concessions reinstated are eventually paying off. The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has proposed that Sri Lanka is eligible to receive GSP Plus Concessions. Once it’s 

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