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Akbar Brothers extends lead as top tea exporter

2015-12-17

Akbar Brothers extends lead as top tea exporter

The pre-eminent standing of Akbar Brothers in the Sri Lankan Tea Industry has once again been affirmed and recognised with sweeping accolades at the Presidential Exports Awards.

Akbar Brothers bagged seven highly-coveted awards at the ceremony held on 16 December, presided over by President Maithripala Sirisena. The company was adjudged the Best Tea Sector Exporter for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In addition, it won the exalted Best Sri Lanka Overall Exporter (All Sectors) for 2010 and the Best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter (All Sectors) for 2012 and 2013. Most impressively, Akbar Brothers had the singular honour of being the only tea company that has qualified for the Presidential Export Awards.

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‘Sri Lanka ICT exports $ 5 b by 2020’: EDB

2015-11-23

‘Sri Lanka ICT exports $ 5 b by 2020’: EDB

Invigorated by Sri Lanka’s ICT exports surge, the country’s apex export facilitator EDB announced a new ICT/BPO exports target and a mere few hours’ B2B sessions between Lankan and Asia-Pacific ICT firms facilitated by EDB reported a whopping marathon of one-to-one business meet jamboree-right here in Colombo. “Let us try to forge ahead with solid business to business meetings today that will materialise to effective commercial activity. That is how all of us in our region can help each other,” stressed EDB Chairperson and CEO Indira Malwatte on 20 November.

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Sri Lanka shines at Anuga International Trade Fair in Cologne

2015-10-30

Sri Lanka shines at Anuga International Trade Fair in Cologne

The 33rd Edition of the Anuga International 2015, the biggest General Food and Beverages Exhibition of the world was held in Cologne, Germany from October 10-14, 2015.  7063 companies from 108 nations exhibited their products to the 160,000 trade visitors from 192 Nations.


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Great Expectations

2015-09-06

Great Expectations

Chairman of FACETS Sri Lanka Juzar Adamaly said that the next goal of FACETS Sri Lanka is to establish Colombo as the Gem and Jewellery Hub of Asia. He made this remark while officially declaring the opening of 25th ‘FACETS Sri Lanka’ International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition in BMICH.

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Over 150 exhibitors at Facets 2015 today

2015-09-03

Over 150 exhibitors at Facets 2015 today

FACETS Sri Lanka 2015, the annual international gem and jewellery show, will be the flagship event of the sector.

More than 150 exhibitors will showcase their products from today till Sunday at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. . “It is over a 10,000 foot fall this year throughout the four days of the exhibition. A large number of buyers from China have confirmed while over 100 international buyer delegation are expected to attend the show from China, India, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, Russia, Norway and Germany,” one of the top gem and jewellery exhibitors Zam Gems Managing Director Ahsan Refai told the Daily News business.

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Int'l conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture exhibition from August 25 - 26

2015-08-14

Int'l conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture exhibition from August 25 - 26

The second edition of international conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture exhibition 2015 organized by the International Institute of Knowledge Management will be held from August 25 - 26, 2015 at Hotel Galadari.

The conference is co-hosted by World Aquaculture Society, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency and Export Development Board.

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Over 10,000 buyers expected at Facets 2015

2015-07-09

Over 10,000 buyers expected at Facets 2015

Sri Lanka’s largest gem and jewellery Facets 2015 will pave the way for local gem and jewellery dealers to showcase their products for international markets.

This will also enable small players in the industry to enter into the international arena. “We are expecting over a 10,000 participants this year throughout the four days of the exhibition. A large number of buyers from China have confirmed whilst over 100 international buyer delegation are expected to attend the show from several countries, Chairman Facets Sri Lanka Juzar Adamaly to the media conference held at Cinnamon Grand hotel. The event will be hosted by the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and the SME pavilion from the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB)

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‘Well documented scientific evidence vital for Ayurveda industry boom’: Rajitha

2015-07-04

‘Well documented scientific evidence vital for Ayurveda industry boom’: Rajitha

Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senaratne, stressed the need for proper documentation and scientific evidence to exist within the practice of native alternative medicine in order for it to be shipped to international markets.

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EDB & JAAF showcase Lankan apparels to Latin America

2015-06-12

EDB & JAAF showcase Lankan apparels to Latin America

As Sri Lankan annual apparel exports closed in on the crucial $5 Bn mark, South America’s largest apparel market was given a preview of Lankan fashion when the Brazil International Apparel Sourcing Show 2015 (BIAS 2015) opened in Sao Paulo on 27 May.

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Sri Lanka’s O-Fish surging further upstream

2015-06-04

Sri Lanka’s O-Fish surging further upstream

Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish sector is basking in the glow of international spotlight having bagged many top awards for its diversity-and O-Fish sector is one of highest return on investment sectors, as revealed on 03 June in Colombo.

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Gem and jewellery exports to surge

2015-05-31

Gem and jewellery exports to surge

Sri Lanka's gem and jewellery export revenue will surge this year following the enormous exposure the country received at the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA) Congress held recently in Sri Lanka, Chairman, Facets Sri Lanka, Juzar Adamaly said on the sidelines of the 16th Congress at the Cinnamon Grand recently.

He said a large number of buyers and dealers across the world at the Congress were highly impressed with the country and the range of exquisite products it offers to the global market. It is premature to put a figure but certainly export revenue will spike within a month or two.

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Sri Lanka’s gem industry eyes recovery

2015-02-11

Sri Lanka’s gem industry eyes recovery

A $1bn revenue target is spearheading Sri Lanka’s efforts to solidify its place as a key source market for gemstones and jewellery, although flat global sales of luxury goods, coupled with labour shortages, risk hindering the country’s efforts.

Sri Lanka is home to 70 of the world’s 200 varieties of coloured stones, including its best-known export, the Ceylon sapphire. Estimates suggest that 80-90% of the country’s rock formations could hold gem deposits.

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