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Technology transfer program for ornamental fish sector from 26-28 June at NARA

2019-06-25/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Technology-transfer-program-for-ornamental-fish-sector-from-26-28-June-at-NARA/34-680636

Technology transfer program for ornamental fish sector from 26-28 June at NARA

The Export Development Board together with the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), and the Live Tropical Fish Exporters Association will conduct a three-day technology transfer program from 26-28 June in order to make aware the ornamental fish breeders, producers and exporters about the new developments in the industry.

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Ceylon Cinnamon to be recognised as Geographical Indication (GI)

2019-06-20

Ceylon Cinnamon to be recognised as Geographical Indication (GI)

Sri Lanka is the leading exporter of true cinnamon to the world and holds almost 80% of the global pure cinnamon market. However, the exporters of Ceylon Cinnamon to the world market, particularly within the European Union (EU) and North American markets, are facing rising competition from substitutes such as Cassia and other varieties of cinnamon supplied by Madagascar and the Seychelles.

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Collaborative workshop on tyre compounding and tyre technology in July

2019-06-20

Collaborative workshop on tyre compounding and tyre technology in July

EDB in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) and Plastic and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) will be organizing a two (2) day workshop on Tyre Compounding and Tyre Technology to upgrade the knowledge of the industry on technological advancements in the global tyre industry by obtaining the services of International Technical Experts from India on 25th &26th July 2019 at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo. This is the second such workshop to be organized as a follow up to the first workshop in 2018 on Product Innovation, Technology and R&D, for Sri Lankan Tyre Manufacturing Industry.

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23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19 September

2019-06-19/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Presidential-Export-Awards-in-September/44-679933

23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19 September

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is planning to hold the 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on 19 September at the BMICH

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Participation at Expo 2020 Dubai to boost Sri Lanka

2019-06-18/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Participation-at-Expo-2020-Dubai-to-boost-Sri-Lanka/34-680192

Participation at Expo 2020 Dubai to boost Sri Lanka

The Expo 2020 Dubai is a global trade exposition showcasing strengths, capabilities and innovation of over 180 countries and set to host over 25 million visitors from across the globe. Set to be one of the largest events ever to be staged in the Arab world and the first of its kind across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the World Expo is one of the longest standing and largest international events to take place in the world.

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Technical exposure and capacity building programme for potential food & beverage entrepreneurs in Thailand

2019-06-17

Technical exposure and capacity building programme for potential food & beverage entrepreneurs in Thailand

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Thailand organized a Technical Exposure and Capacity Building Programme for 12 SME, food & Beverage export potential entrepreneurs coinciding with “THAIFEX – World of Food Asia -2019”, Bangkok, Thailand from 27th May – 1st June 2019.

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Global Wellness Tourism Market to Reach USD 1,062.83 Billion by 2025

2019-06-14

Global Wellness Tourism Market to Reach USD 1,062.83 Billion by 2025

The global wellness tourism market is expected to reach USD 1,062.83 billion by the end of 2025. The growing interests of the tourists towards the sectors such as health, travel, and foods are the factors driving the growth of the market over the forecast period. However, the rising number of tourist destinations in developing countries such as India and China have attracted more customers from the international market.

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Workshop on Productivity Improvement for Rubber Small Holders successfully concluded

2019-06-11

Workshop on Productivity Improvement for Rubber Small Holders successfully concluded

The first workshop on “Productivity Improvement for Rubber Small Holders through Adaptation of Modern Technology” was successfully concluded by EDB in collaboration with Ministry of Plantation Industries, RDD & RRI in Kegalle on 31st May 2019 for 40 selected small holder rubber farmers.  

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National Program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020 Ratnapura District entrepreneurs awareness seminar and Technology exhibition

2019-06-10

National Program to develop 2000 new exporters by the year 2020 Ratnapura District entrepreneurs awareness seminar and Technology exhibition

The Eighth seminar for the Ratnapura District entrepreneurs on the national program of developing 2000 New Exporters was held on June 07, 2019 at the Kethumathi Hotel, Ratnapura,

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Horizon Campus invests to build new facility to enable over 15,000 student capacity

2019-06-06/ http://www.ft.lk/ft-education/Horizon-Campus-invests-to-build-new-facility-to-enable-over-15-000-student-capacity/10515-679496

Horizon Campus invests to build new facility to enable over 15,000 student capacity

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, Horizon Campus today has become one of the country’s leading campuses, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition by gaining approval from the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education for their local and affiliated programs as well as being a member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities and the Asia Pacific Quality Network.

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Port tariff hike deferred until December

2019-06-06/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/business-news/Port-tariff-hike-deferred-until-December/273-168744

Port tariff hike deferred until December

The Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) has deferred the proposed hike in port tariffs until December, to support the economy in the aftermath of Easter Sunday attacks, SLPA Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka told Mirror Business. 

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A Remarkable Position among Construction Exhibition

2019-06-05

A Remarkable Position among Construction Exhibition

CONSTRUCTION EXPO 2019 will be the hub for all major players locally and internationally. It will provide a common platform for all industries that link with construction and will give the participants a chance to show case their products & services which cover all spheres related to the industry. It will be the meeting point for the Domestic and International products & technology suppliers to explore the potential in the Construction Industry in the South Asia Region.

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Sri Lanka to host first-ever International Logistics Conference

2019-06-05/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-to-host-first-ever-International-Logistics-Conference/34-679395

Sri Lanka to host first-ever International Logistics Conference

The logistics industry is reshaping and evolving its role to facilitate a new order of global trade, e-commerce and to reach out to the 21st century consumer with flexibility and speed, modernising the global supply chains. For this reason, strategic distribution hubs connected by air and sea and proximity to markets and transportation hubs makes a location suitable for international logistics to provide services at minimal costs. 

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Drone delivery could transform healthcare

2019-06-05/ http://www.ft.lk/healthcare/%E2%80%9CDrone-delivery-could-transform-healthcare%E2%80%9D/45-679433

Drone delivery could transform healthcare

While Sri Lanka healthcare is renowned to be one of the best in the region, the recent Easter Sunday attacks highlighted a major gap in need of urgent attention – emergency delivery of lifesaving medicine to people in dire need of help. The unprecedented simultaneous bombings caused a shortage of blood, leaving hospitals scrambling to bring down blood from other areas of the country. While the country had enough blood to meet the emergency demand, it lacked an effective to move it from where it was to where it needed to be.

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Aitken Spence Printing certified with world’s leading print facility validation

2019-06-03/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Aitken-Spence-Printing-certified-with-world-s-leading-print-facility-validation/34-678693

Aitken Spence Printing certified with world’s leading print facility validation

Market leader Aitken Spence Printing & Packaging Ltd. has again proved itself as a trendsetter in the industry by obtaining the G7 Master Facility Qualification-Colourspace, the highest level of the G7 compliance and the most stringent.

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