The Presidential Export Awards (PEA) stands as the pinnacle of recognition bestowed by Hon. President of Sri Lanka upon exporters who have made exceptional contributions to the country's export sector and economic advancement.
Initiated in the year 1981, the Presidential Export Awards (PEA) organized annually by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) to recognize and salute the exporters for the excellence performance in the respective financial year. The awards symbolize the national recognition of the exporters, particularly in non-traditional products and services.
The award winners are evaluated based on their performances during the financial year considered for awarding in terms of Export turnover, Export Proceed repatriation, Net-foreign exchange earnings, market diversification, product diversification, Value addition, Innovations, Sustainable efforts in exports etc.
Selection of the award winners will be done by an eminent Panel of Judges headed by the retired Judge of Supreme Court. Award winners are selected under two categories as Overall Awards and Product/Services sector Awards. Further, Merit Certificates will be awarded for deserving sectors as approved by the Panel of Judges considering the performance of the applicants.
Award winners are presented with a prestigious PEA trophy and a certificate and could enjoy the privilege to use the “PEA logo” as a marketing tool for three years.