Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) is Sri Lanka’s premier organisation for the development and promotion of exports, established in 1979 under the Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40, under the influence and guidance of the International Trade Center (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Development of Trade & Tariffs (UNCTAD).
Established as the executive body of the Export Development Council of Ministers headed by the President of Sri Lanka, SLEDB is the organisation responsible for the development and promotion of exports of Sri Lanka, playing the role of a ;
Today, SLEDB has reached beyond its original responsibility as a trade promotion organisation, and have reached unto multiple layers of the country’s industrial, service and export ecosystem playing the role of a mentor and a facilitator in reaching new markets and identifying market and industry trends.
SLEDB at present is entrusted with additional responsibilities including;
The goal of SLEDB is to provide assistance and create opportunities for Sri Lankan exporters and industries to expand their business internationally, thereby increasing export sales and employment prospects in the region. To meet this objective, we offer consultative services to small- and mid-sized businesses located throughout Sri Lanka and sponsors and co-sponsors educational seminars and training programs designed for exporters and potential exporters in the region.
Our knowledge of the Sri Lankan marketplace and the distribution characteristics of its many industries help Sri Lankan exporters and suppliers to increase their exports to the global market.
Position Sri Lanka as a Prominent Export Hub for Innovative Products & Services.
Enable export competitiveness through Innovation Entrepreneurship & Global Integration.
Moving forward SLEDB has an ambitious plan to expand the Sri Lankan export sector through the effective implementation of the National Export Strategy (NES) and our main objectives for the Sri Lankan export sector and SLEDB include;