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Over 60 Lankan companies participate in Gulf Food 2019

2019-02-28/ https://news.lk/news/sri-lanka/item/24370-over-60-lankan-companies-participate-in-gulf-food-2019

Over 60 Lankan companies participate in Gulf Food 2019

Over sixty Food and Beverage exporting companies from Sri Lanka successfully participated in the 24th edition of Gulf Food 2019 trade exhibition which is considered as the world's biggest Food & Drink event held annually.The exhibition was held at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE during 17th to 21st February from 11.00am to 7.00 pm daily.The opportunity was effectively utilized for the promotion of Ceylon Tea and food related exports from Sri Lanka to the UAE and Gulf region as well as other global markets.

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Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2019-02-27

Sri Lanka’s participation at the EXPO 2020 DUBAI - 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Expo is one of the oldest and largest international events taking place every 5 years and lasting for 6 month where everyone can learn, innovate and create progress by sharing ideas and working together through a common theme.  United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been selected as the host country for the forthcoming event to be held in year 2020. This World Expo will be held for a period of six months from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 in Dubai under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the MENA & SA (Middle East and North Africa & South Asia Region.

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Colombo to become a smart port in 18 months

2019-02-26/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Colombo-to-become-a-smart-port-in-18-months--Sagala/44-673539

Colombo to become a smart port in 18 months

A full-scale IT infrastructure drive is currently underway to transform Colombo — Sri Lanka’s busiest port — into a ‘smart port,’ Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has announced. “Transforming Colombo into a ‘smart port’is a timely need,” the Minister said, adding that Rs. 929 million had been allocated for the project, which has been included in the Asian Development Bank-supported master plan for Sri Lanka’s port development. Ratnayaka said Colombo’s transformation into a smart port would ensure the development of a collaborative approach that would make the port smart in terms of flow, situation or customer management.

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International and local IT trailblazers to steer FITIS National CXO Forum 2019

2019-02-26/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/International-and-local-IT-trailblazers-to-steer-FITIS-National-CXO-Forum-2019/50-673519

International and local IT trailblazers to steer FITIS National CXO Forum 2019

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has joined hands with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) also known as the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) to promote Computex 2019.

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EDB nurtures North Central Province entrepreneurs

2019-02-25

EDB nurtures North Central Province entrepreneurs

The sixth seminar for the North Central Province entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2000 New Exporters was held on February 22, 2019 at The Golden Mango Resort, Anuradhapura

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Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

2019-02-22

Government to inculcate Entrepreneurship for Young People in Northern Region with the Assistance of the Government of India.

Government in collaboration with the private sector is in the process of setting up an operation of a Business Center for Incubators and Accelerators in the Northern region in order to develop Enterprises in the Technology Sector by youth in the Northern region.   

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EDB Hosts Workshop & Industry Visit for Regional ICT/BPM Start –Ups to Groom Them in to Industry Leaders

2019-02-21

EDB Hosts Workshop & Industry Visit for Regional ICT/BPM Start –Ups to Groom Them in to Industry Leaders

From the series of ICT/BPM Weeks conducted by Sri Lanka Export Development Board in Kandy, Jaffna, Kurunegala, Marata followed by the roaring success of all events, EDB hosts a follow up program crafted with half-day workshop and an industry visit on 29th of January 2019 at Hatch Works (Pvt) Ltd. in the association with SLASSCOM. The main objectives of this event were to make awareness on how to do a winning pitch to market the business, how the operations happen in incubations centers and the available opportunities in the ICT sector for the Regional ICT companies.

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Sri Lankan National Export Strategy Drives 5 Billion Dollar ICT/BPM Industry

2019-02-21

Sri Lankan National Export Strategy Drives 5 Billion Dollar ICT/BPM Industry

The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Sri Lanka Exports Development Board (SLEDB) are working to uplift and transform the country’s Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Business Process Management (BPM) sector as part of its recently launched National Export Strategy (NES).

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FITIS and TAITRA to promote Computex 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

2019-02-18/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/FITIS-and-TAITRA-to-promote--Computex-2019-Trade-Show-in-Taiwan/50-673068

FITIS and TAITRA to promote Computex 2019 Trade Show in Taiwan

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has joined hands with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) also known as the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) to promote Computex 2019.

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EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

2019-02-17/ http://sundayobserver.lk/2019/02/17/business/edb-showcase-ceylon-spices-international-market

EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

The National Export Strategy (NES) is progressing in the right direction. It has six focused areas and is expected to provide the impetus for the export drive supporting economic growth, Chairperson of the Export Development Board (EDB), Indira Malwatte said.

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SLPA wins second consecutive GPF Ports Authority of the Year 2019 award

2019-02-15/ http://www.ft.lk/shippingaviation/SLPA-wins%C2%A0second-consecutive-GPF-Ports-Authority-of-the-Year-2019-award/21-673293

SLPA wins second consecutive GPF Ports Authority of the Year 2019 award

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) won the Ports Authority of the Year 2019 Award by the Global Ports Forum (GPF) for the second consecutive year at the GPF awards ceremony 2019 followed by the conference forum held at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Deira, in the United Arab Emirates on 20 February.

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Minister assures to fast track maritime development plans

2019-02-15/ http://www.ft.lk/shippingaviation/Sagala-assures-to-fast-track-port-development-plans/21-673295

Minister assures to fast track maritime development plans

Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka yesterday assured that all maritime development plans will be accelerated, while outlining some of the key projects in progress.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2019

2019-02-12

Meet with Sri Lankan Food & Beverage Exporters at Gulfood 2019

UAE is blessed with a strategic location between the East and West, which makes it accessible to major emerging economies, linking shipping routes and facilitating goods' transportation between the various regions in Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Understanding the preciousness of the location, the business community has launched GULFOOD Food & Beverage exhibition in 1987 in Dubai and the exhibition has grown to promote F&B trade between more than 180 countries annually. In 2018 Gulfood set records with 97,000 visitors attending and over 5000 companies from over 185 different countries exhibiting their products.

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EDB mulls export expansion in US market

2019-02-12/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/02/12/business/177217/edb-mulls-export-expansion-us-market

EDB mulls export expansion in US market

Sri Lanka needs to make greater efforts to get into the US market using the United States Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme as a tool while ensuring that buyers are aware of GSP, said Dr. Fredrik Leuhusen from the School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Sri Lanka’s First Participation At The “Arab Health 2019”

2019-02-11

Sri Lanka’s First Participation At The “Arab Health 2019”

Sri Lankan Wellness Tourism sector delegation has successfully concluded the participation at Arab Health Exhibition & Congress from 28-31 January 2019 by generating average 100-120 initial business contacts and out of which 75 are potential conversions. All the companies have had successful business contacts with the Travel Agents and other relevant organizations. Most of the Arab Clients have requested short holiday packages average for three four days which will be cost effective and companies are in the process of designing the packages to the identified clients.  Delegation has showcased the best offerings of the Sri Lanka Wellness Tourism sector to the Arab clients & most of the travel agents and it was revealed that there is a huge potential for Sri Lanka to promote Wellness Tourism.

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Enterprising Sri Lankan exporters showcase at Ambiente 2019

2019-02-11/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Enterprising-Sri-Lankan-exporters-showcase-at-Ambiente-2019/34-672643

Enterprising Sri Lankan exporters showcase at Ambiente 2019

Most of the Sri Lankan firms participating at the world’s largest consumer goods fair Ambiente 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, expressed confidence over prospects to win more orders. 

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Capital TRUST Holdings Limited Sri Lanka recognised amongst ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

2019-02-11/ http://bizenglish.adaderana.lk/capital-trust-holdings-limited-sri-lanka-recognised-amongst-asias-greatest-brands-2018

Capital TRUST Holdings Limited Sri Lanka recognised amongst ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

Capital TRUST Holdings Limited has received the ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’Award in the ‘Diversified’ category. Further, Tushan Wickramasinghe, Chairman/CEO, Capital TRUST Holdings Limited has received the ‘Asia’s Greatest Leaders 2018’ Award.

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Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

2019-02-08/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/Sri-Lanka-launches-first-grade-wide-Smart-Classroom/50-672418

Sri Lanka launches first grade-wide Smart Classroom

Following the success of the first and the only tab-based Smart Classroom in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, together with the Ministry of Education and CodeGen International Ltd., introduced the first grade-wide deployment of Smart Classrooms at the Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School on 7 January.

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New Sri Lanka shipping policy sees lower dependence on Indian cargo

2019-02-05/ https://economynext.com/new-sri-lanka-shipping-policy-sees-lower-dependence-on-indian-cargo-12938/

New Sri Lanka shipping policy sees lower dependence on Indian cargo

Sri Lanka’s new national policy for its maritime and logistics sectors foresees reduced dependence on Indian container transshipment cargo, Colombo port’s main business for years, given changes in shipping services and emerging competition from other ports.

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Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

2019-02-01/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/02/01/business/176248/govt-launch-seven-pilot-projects-agriculture-development

Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade along with the Export Development Board (EDB) will implement seven pilot projects for the development of agriculture for exports this month.

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