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FITIS’ Infotel 2019 in November

2019-08-29/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/FITIS-Infotel-2019-in-November/50-684743

FITIS’ Infotel 2019 in November

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex body of the ICT industry, will host INFOTEL 2019, the national ICT exhibition, for the 27th consecutive year with the presence of Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and INFOTEL Steering Committee 2019 Chairman Ajith P. Perera, at the Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology.

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EDB organized design & product development Programme for value added batik products under the one village one product concept – Kegalle district

2019-08-28

EDB organized design & product development Programme for value added batik products under the one village one product concept – Kegalle district

The Central Provincial Office of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) organized and conducted “Design & Product Development Programme” under the guidance of the Regional Development Division of SLEDB for Value added Batik under the One Village One Product concept with collaboration of the National Design Centre (NDC) Nattarampotha and District Secretariat, Kegalle on the 15th & 17th July 2019 at the District Secretariat Office, Kegalle successfully.

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Expo 2020 Dubai: Sri Lanka plans to attract FDI

2019-08-25/ http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/08/25/expo-2020-dubai-sri-lanka-plans-attract-fdi

Expo 2020 Dubai: Sri Lanka plans to attract FDI

The government has allocated Rs. 580 million to promote Sri Lanka’s exports, tourism and investment opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai, which is expected to draw over 25 million visitors.

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Exports heading in the right direction - EDB

2019-08-25/ http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/07/28/business/exports-heading-right-direction-edb

Exports heading in the right direction - EDB

The country’s exports are heading in the right direction with apparel, coconut and coconut based products, recording an all time high in May, according to the data released by the Export Development Board (EDB) last week.

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EDB Assisted SME Pavilion at the Profood/ Propack & Agbiz Exhibition - 2019

2019-08-23

EDB Assisted SME Pavilion at the Profood/ Propack & Agbiz Exhibition - 2019

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing a national programme to nurture 2000 new entrepreneurs to become exporters during the period 2017 - 2022 at regional level. The main objective of this programme is to encourage domestic enterprises to invest in export industries to achieve the overall export target of US $ 28 billion in 2022. Accordingly, the EDB has initiated integrated product and market development programmes for export potential SMEs, already registered with “2000 New Exporters Development Programme” to be developed as exporters in 2017-2022.

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EDB assisted SME Pavilion at Ayurveda Expo

2019-08-22/ https://www.dailynews.lk/2019/08/22/finance/194678/edb-assisted-sme-pavilion-ayurveda-expo

EDB assisted SME Pavilion at Ayurveda Expo

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing a national programme to nurture 2000 new entrepreneurs to become exporters during the period 2017 - 2022 at regional level.

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SLASSCOM and Norway sign 2-year agreement to collaborate on ICT development and entrepreneurship

2019-08-21/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/SLASSCOM-and-Norway-sign-2-year-agreement-to-collaborate-on-ICT-development-and-entrepreneurship/44-684251

SLASSCOM and Norway sign 2-year agreement to collaborate on ICT development and entrepreneurship

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs entered into a two-year agreement to foster collaboration in the ICT industry. The newly-appointed Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Trine Jøranli Eskedal and SLASSCOM Chairman Ranil Rajapakse signed the agreement.

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EDB conducts an Awareness Session on NRC’s PPP Programme

2019-08-16

EDB conducts an Awareness Session on NRC’s PPP Programme

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in association with the National Research Council (NRC) held an awareness session on the NRC’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Programme on 29th July, 2019, at the EDB Auditorium targeting the exporter community. The aim of the session was to educate exporters about the modalities of the PPP programme.

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Four decades since ‘visionary’ Export Development Act

2019-08-13/ http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/08/11/news/four-decades-%E2%80%98visionary%E2%80%99-export-development-act

Four decades since ‘visionary’ Export Development Act

“This Act is truly visionary; I wish other countries had this in their export development framework!”, remarked a senior official of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre to me some months back. He was referring to the ‘Sri Lanka Export Development Act No. 40 of 1979’, which marks 40 years this month. He had found it to be an institutional arrangement that was far ahead of its time, and is still having relevance today – not just for Sri Lanka, but also for other developing countries. And he would know, having worked on export development strategies for over a dozen countries around the world.

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It’s ‘full steam ahead’ for the industry : Boat and ship model testing facility to be set up

2019-08-11/ http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/08/11/business/it%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98full-steam-ahead%E2%80%99-industry-boat-and-ship-model-testing-facility-be-set

It’s ‘full steam ahead’ for the industry : Boat and ship model testing facility to be set up

The country’s boat-building industry has an ambitious target of doubling its export revenue to reach US $ 250 million by 2022.

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National Export Strategy: A year into implementation

2019-08-07/ http://www.ft.lk/business/National-Export-Strategy-A-year-into-implementation/34-683517

National Export Strategy: A year into implementation

Opening a new chapter in the exports playbook, the Government of Sri Lanka launched its flagship national agenda – The National Exports Strategy (NES) – in July 2018. The ambitions and outward looking agenda

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Interbrand inspires new ‘Sri Lankan Made’ country-of-origin trademark

2019-08-07/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Interbrand-inspires-new-Sri-Lankan-Made-country-of-origin-trademark/34-683441

Interbrand inspires new ‘Sri Lankan Made’ country-of-origin trademark

Interbrand, the world’s largest and most influential brand consultancy, has completed the development of Sri Lanka’s country-of-origin trademark for the spices sector. The trademark supports growers, processors and manufacturers by helping them to clearly identify their products as ‘Sri Lankan Made’ and informs customers and consumers that all significant parts, produce, processing and products are of genuine Sri Lankan origin.

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Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers and Exporters Association holds AGM

2019-08-07/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-Electronic-Manufacturers-and-Exporters-Association-holds-AGM/34-683526

Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers and Exporters Association holds AGM

Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA) hosted its 21st Annual General Meeting on 25 July at the Ramada Colombo.

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Govt. helps biz map Indian entry

2019-08-06/ http://www.ft.lk/top-story/Govt-helps-biz-map-Indian-entry/26-683406

Govt. helps biz map Indian entry

To help Sri Lankan companies eyeing the daunting Indian market, the International Trade and Development Strategies Ministry yesterday launched a new report to assist breaking into India, with Minister Malik Samarawickrama undertaking a visit to India this week to help local businesses find success across the Palk Strait.

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Sri Lanka’s innovation and entrepreneurship strategy: An agenda to boost economic dynamism

2019-08-04/ http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/03/24/opinion/sri-lanka%E2%80%99s-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-strategy-agenda-boost-economic

Sri Lanka’s innovation and entrepreneurship strategy: An agenda to boost economic dynamism

Around the world, shifts in political economy, technology and the environment are contributing to increasingly turbulent conditions in which policymakers are having to respond to complex dynamics and new sources of uncertainty. Science, technology and innovation are often at the heart of these changes.

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EDB Turns 40 : Contribution to the Economy of the Nation

2019-08-02

EDB Turns 40 : Contribution to the Economy of the Nation

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board [EDB] which turned 40 years on 1st August is the premier state organization for the development and promotion of exports. The Board plays myriad roles in the export sector of the economy, as a Policy Advisor, Monitor, Promoter, Facilitator and Knowledge Provider in carrying out its responsibilities of implementing strategies for achieving national export targets.

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National Exports Strategy: ICTA partners MoDSIT to implement IT-BPM sector initiatives

2019-08-02/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/National-Exports-Strategy-ICTA-partners-MoDSIT-to-implement-IT-BPM-sector-initiatives/50-683186

National Exports Strategy: ICTA partners MoDSIT to implement IT-BPM sector initiatives

The Sri Lanka National Exports Strategy (NES) has been swiftly moving its priority actions into implementation since its launch in July 2018.

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Sri Lanka’s skilled workforce has shown its capability to perform in a stellar way, in spite of the challenges faced by the country

2019-08-01/ http://investsrilanka.com/sri-lankas-skilled-workforce-has-shown-its-capability-to-perform-in-a-stellar-way-in-spite-of-the-challenges-faced-by-the-country-in-recent-months/

Sri Lanka’s skilled workforce has shown its capability to perform in a stellar way, in spite of the challenges faced by the country

Sri Lanka’s skilled workforce was not affected by the recent events that occurred on Easter Sunday when several churches and hotels were attacked by terrorists.  The workforce in the electronics industry showed a very high turnover according to leading investors in that sector.

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