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Historic Agreements Strengthen Ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand

2024-02-14

Historic Agreements Strengthen Ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand

In Sri Lanka’s pursuit of transforming into a high-income country by 2048 involving trade negotiations with countries like Thailand, the Sri Lanka Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA), was signed, during the visit of Thai Prime Minister Hon. Srettha Thavisin and his delegation of business dignitaries today (03/02/2024) at the Presidential Secretariat.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in December 2023

2024-01-30

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in December 2023

Sri Lanka’s total exports reached US$ 14.94 Bn in 2023 including merchandise exports (US$ 11.85Bn) and estimated service exports (US$ 3.08 Bn). It is only a 0.39 % decline when compare to the value recorded in previous year (US$ 14.99 Bn). Estimated increase in service exports is around 63%.

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Sri Lanka Commits to Fair Trade Collaboration: EDB and International Fair Trade Networks Sign a Cooperation Framework

2024-01-17

Sri Lanka Commits to Fair Trade Collaboration: EDB and International Fair Trade Networks Sign a Cooperation Framework

In a Strategic move to promote International Fair Trade and foster global cooperation, Sri Lanka officially signed the Framework of Cooperation (FOC) with international fair trade networks in Colombo recently. The signing ceremony, attended by representatives from major fair trade and supporting organizations, took place at the Colombo Ramada Hotel.

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Strengthening Economic Ties: “Export Bahrain” Explores Trade Expansion With Sri Lanka

2024-01-10

Strengthening Economic Ties: “Export Bahrain” Explores Trade Expansion With Sri Lanka

Ms. Safa Sharif A. Khaliq, the Chief  Executive  Officer of “Export Bahrain” together with Ms.Zainab Matrook from Marketing & Promotions section of “Export Bahrain” met Dr. Kingsley Bernard, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on 08th January 2024. This official meeting was initiated by H.E H.M.G.R.R.K.Wijeratne Mendis, The Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Bahrain.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in November 2023

2023-12-28

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in November 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 4.4% to US$ 968.8 Million in November 2023 compared to October 2023 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs.However, it is a 2.67 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in November 2022.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2023

2023-12-05

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in October 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports decreased by 14.6 % to US$ 898.0 Million in October 2023 compared to October 2022 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. Also, it is a 13.13 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in September 2023.

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EDB's Innovative Export Marketing Planning and Market Pitching Programme Boosts Export Prospects for SMEs

2023-12-05

EDB's Innovative Export Marketing Planning and Market Pitching Programme Boosts Export Prospects for SMEs

Sri Lanka's Export Development Board (EDB) completed a comprehensive 6-week export coaching programme aimed at assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an export potential, registered under EDB New Exporter Development Programme (NEDP) to develop their Export Marketing Plans as the 1st step in their journey towards becoming export-ready. New Exporter Development Programme implemented by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board is aimed at developing export potential of SMEs’ to enter export markets.

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EDB successfully concluded the 25th Presidential Export Awards

2023-12-04

EDB successfully concluded the 25th Presidential Export Awards

The 25th Presidential Export Awards (PEA), organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), was successfully held on November 23rd, 2023, under the patronage of Hon President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo, with the participation of a large number of exporters. The award winners were presented a prestigious PEA trophy and a certificate, and they have the privilege to use the “Award Logo” as a marketing tool for a three-year period.

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Port City Colombo - Transforming South Asia’s Economic Landscape

2023-12-01

Port City Colombo - Transforming South Asia’s Economic Landscape

Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) positioned as an extension of Colombo’s existing Central Business District is a 269 Ha land reclamation project in the heart of South Asia. This mega development is a testament to Sri Lanka's commitment to becoming a global economic hub. The SEZ designation brings a myriad of benefits, making it an attractive destination for businesses and investors alike.

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People’s Bank partners with EDB as Platinum Sponsor for ‘Presidential Export Awards - 2023’

2023-10-31

People’s Bank partners with EDB as Platinum Sponsor for ‘Presidential Export Awards - 2023’

In a significant move underscoring their dedication to promoting excellence in exports, People's Bank has partnered with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) as the Platinum Sponsor for the prestigious ‘Presidential Export Awards 2023.’ The collaboration was formally sealed when Mr. Sujeewa Rajapaksa, Chairman of People's Bank, symbolically presented the patronage cheque to Dr. Kingsley Bernard, Chairman/ CEO of Export Development Board, at the headquarters of People's Bank on the 27th of October 2023.

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Georgian business delegation explores enhanced trading links with Sri Lankan Agriculture Sector

2023-10-24

Georgian business delegation explores enhanced trading links with Sri Lankan Agriculture Sector

Recently, a Georgian business delegation paid a visit to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to enhance trading opportunities with the Sri Lankan agricultural sector. EDB Chairman/CEO Dr. Kingsley Bernard welcomed the visiting delegation and extended his appreciation for visiting Sri Lanka to bolster commercial and business ties between the two countries.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2023

2023-09-26

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in August 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 6.98 % to US$ 1,091.6 Million in August 2023 compared to July 2023 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 10.91 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in August 2022.

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Strengthening Economic Bonds: Israel-Asia COC Explores Trade Expansion with Sri Lanka

2023-09-08

Strengthening Economic Bonds: Israel-Asia COC Explores Trade Expansion with Sri Lanka

Ms. Anat Bernstein-Reich, President of Israel - Asia Chamber of Commerce cum Chairperson / Israel - Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce met Dr. Kingsley Bernard, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) on 28th August, 2023.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2023

2023-08-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in July 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 2.18 % to US$ 1,027.2 Million in July 2023 compared to June 2023 as per the provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Customs. However, it is a 11.79 % decrease when compared to the value recorded in July 2022.

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EDB: Contributing towards Sri Lanka’s economic development for 44 years

2023-08-01

EDB: Contributing towards Sri Lanka’s economic development for 44 years

The 1st of August, 2023, marks the 44th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB). The EDB was established in 1979 with the objective of establishing a strong government-level institutional framework to develop and promote Sri Lanka’s exports in order to integrate with the global economy consequent to the adoption of liberal economic policies in 1977, and it has been at the vanguard in terms of promoting and developing exports in Sri Lanka for over four decades.

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High level Israel delegation and EDB discuss avenues to promote bilateral trade

2023-07-04

High level Israel delegation and EDB discuss avenues to promote bilateral trade

An official delegation from Israel met the senior EDB officials on 29th June and had a fruitful discussion to explore avenues to promote trade and economic cooperation between Israel and Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2023

2023-06-29

Sri Lanka's Export Performance in May 2023

Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports increased by 16.6 % to US$ 989.7 Million in May 2023 compared to April 2023. However, it is a 5.59 % decrease when compared to May 2022.

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Applications are now open for 25th Presidential Export Awards

2023-06-27

Applications are now open for 25th Presidential Export Awards

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is pleased to announce that the 25th Presidential Export Awards (PEA) Ceremony will be held on Thursday, 23rd November 2023 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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EDB Open Day guides innovative entrepreneurs to enter export market

2023-06-16

EDB Open Day guides innovative entrepreneurs to enter export market

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) successfully organized the inaugural "EDB Open Day" program, aimed at providing guidance to innovative entrepreneurs and encourage their participation in the export sector. Held on 15th June at the EDB premises, the event garnered a tremendous response with over a thousand budding entrepreneurs from across the island in attendance. Notably, the program witnessed a significant participation of young individuals who were passionate in exploring opportunities in the export market.

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EDB Open Day on 15th June 2023

2023-05-31

EDB Open Day on 15th June 2023

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is excited to announce the upcoming "EDB Open Day" event - a one-day program – which will take place on Thursday, 15th June, 2023, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the EDB, No 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02. The event will provide a valuable platform for potential exporters, small and medium-scale entrepreneurs, Start-ups and innovative thinkers to explore the opportunities in the export field and know the services offered by the EDB.

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