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Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

2018-05-30/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Govt--facilitates-lapidarists-to-promote-gem-cutting-services-for-jewellery-and-watch-industry/34-656034

Govt. facilitates lapidarists to promote gem cutting services for jewellery and watch industry

Sri Lanka has been well known as a high-quality cutting and polishing destination with competitive pricing and still maintains a reputation as one of the best cutting centres for service cutting in the world. Sri Lanka’s lapidary sector consists of cutting and polishing of diamonds and coloured gem stones and the industry plays a vital role in adding value to locally produced and imported gem stones. The value addition per carat in the calibrated stone industry is estimated to vary between 25-30% for imported stones and 40-100% for local stones.

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FACETS to glitter in September

2018-05-23/ http://www.ft.lk/business/FACETS-to-glitter-in-September/34-655703

FACETS to glitter in September

The Gem & Jewellery Industry of Sri Lanka gears for the 28th edition of its premier exhibition, FACETS Sri Lanka 2018, which will be held from 30 August to 2 September at the BMICH.

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Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

2018-05-22/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-Investment-and-Business-Conclave-2018-in-June/34-655705

Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 in June

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board will be organising Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 from 19 to 21 June for the third consecutive year at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

2018-05-21/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Food-Safety-and-Standard-Authority-India-to-recognise-Sri-Lankan-Food-Labs/34-655483

Food Safety and Standard Authority India to recognise Sri Lankan Food Labs

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is in the process of developing new export diversification strategies to increase the share of exports by effective utilisation of provisions under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and India.

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EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

2018-05-16/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-awareness-program-for-Southern-Province-entrepreneurs-to-establish-2-000-exporters-by-2020/34-655151

EDB awareness program for Southern Province entrepreneurs to establish 2000 exporters by 2020

Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised an awareness program for the entrepreneurs of the Southern Province on the national program to establish 2,000 new exporters. The program was held at the Sanaya Hotel, Matara on Friday, 11 May.

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A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

2018-05-04

A concerted effort for Sri Lanka to expand trade in Pakistan – Visiting Pakistan Delegation -26th & 27th April 2018

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board under the directive of the Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade arranged a successful inward delegation from Pakistan following the research done by EDB in 2017 on new opportunities in Pakistan, the 2nd largest economy in South Asia. This mission also focused on maximizing trade under the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (PSFTA) to achieve the export earnings of US$ 20 million in 2020.

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