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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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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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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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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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