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Programme for SME Craft Manufacturers Engaged in Giftware and Lifestyle Products in Philippines

2019-11-12

Programme for SME Craft Manufacturers Engaged in Giftware and Lifestyle Products in Philippines

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is implementing a programme to develop 2000 entrepreneurs to become exporters by 2020 at regional level with the objective of encouraging domestic enterprises to invest in export industries to achieve the overall export target US $ 28 billion in 2022.

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‘Sri Lanka: A Proud Heritage of Craftsmanship’ at Manila FAME 2019

2019-10-30/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-A-Proud-Heritage-of-Craftsmanship-at-Manila-FAME-2019/34-688626

‘Sri Lanka: A Proud Heritage of Craftsmanship’ at Manila FAME 2019

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, participated at the Manila FAME 2019 from 17-19 October at the World Trade Centre, Pasay City, Philippines. The delegation comprised 14 members who represented the handicraft, home decor, and lifestyle industry of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka plans big for 6 month long Expo 2020 Dubai

2019-10-18/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/business-news/Sri-Lanka-plans-big-for-6-month-long-Expo-2020-Dubai/273-176346

Sri Lanka plans big for 6 month long Expo 2020 Dubai

Sri Lanka yesterday launched the official website announcing the country’s participation in the six-month long Expo 2020 Dubai, anticipating a major boost to exports, tourism and investments while looking to enhance the country’s brand value and image globally.

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Iconic Sri Lankan Cricketers Mahela and Kumar - Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai

2019-10-14

Iconic Sri Lankan Cricketers Mahela and Kumar - Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai

Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara - two of the most iconic cricketers produced by the country has come on board as Sri Lanka’s Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) as a public private cooperation project .

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EDB successfully concluded the 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony

2019-09-20

EDB successfully concluded the 23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony

The 23rd Presidential Export Award Ceremony (PEA) organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) was successfully held on 19th September 2019 under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Sri Lnaka at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo with the participation of the large number of exporters. The award winners were presented a prestigious PEA Trophy and a Certificate & they have the privilege to use the “Award Logo” as a marketing tool for a 3 year period.

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23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19th September 2019

2019-09-19

23rd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony on 19th September 2019

The 23rd Presidential Export Award Ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be held on Thursday 19th September 2019 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

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Peter Kuruvita joins as the Guest Chef for Sri Lanka at Expo 2020 Dubai

2019-09-02/ http://www.ft.lk/travel-tourism/Peter-Kuruvita-joins-as-the-Guest-Chef-for-Sri-Lanka-at-Expo-2020-Dubai/27-684941

Peter Kuruvita joins as the Guest Chef for Sri Lanka at Expo 2020 Dubai

Sri Lanka’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai is set in a spectacular manner to ensure the strengthening of the country’s trade, tourism, and investments. The Sri Lanka Export Development Board plays a critical role, together with private and state organisations, to landmark Sri Lanka’s presence at this global event.

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EDB holds buyer linkup program for handicrafts under One Village One Product concept in Kandy

2019-09-01/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-holds-buyer-linkup-program-for-handicrafts-under-One-Village-One-Product-concept-in-Kandy/34-684875

EDB holds buyer linkup program for handicrafts under One Village One Product concept in Kandy

With the guidance of Regional Development Division of Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB), the Central Provincial Office of the SLEDB organised and conducted two training and buyer link up programs for handicrafts under the One Village One Product (OVOP) concept with collaboration of Divisional Secretariat Office Panvila and M/s Peoples Lanka Ltd. on 14 May and 20 June at the Panvila DS Division in Kandy District.

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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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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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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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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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Exports grow 11.4% in first half of 2019

2019-07-24/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Exports-up-11-4-to-8-5-b-in-1H-may-miss-full-year-target-of-20-b/44-682534

Exports grow 11.4% in first half of 2019

Despite global and local challenges, Sri Lanka’s merchandised and service exports have risen by 11.4% to $ 8.5 billion in the first half of this year, prompting the Government to attribute it to a series of development efforts and assure further support. Releasing the latest yet provisional data, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday that export sector performance was commendable, though he admitted there is significant scope for higher value. “The 11.4% growth, despite the impact of the October 2018 undemocratic constitutional coup, and the Easter Sunday tragedy, as well as global challenges, is very satisfactory. For the first time, three months of first half of 2019 - January, March and June - have produced over $ 1 billion worth of merchandised exports. We had originally set an ambitious $ 20 billion target for 2019, but we may miss it and end up at around $ 18.5 billion, which will be still higher than the $ 16 billion achieved last year,” Samarawickrama said.

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Sri Lanka, All set for Expo 2020 Dubai

2019-07-18

Sri Lanka, All set for Expo 2020 Dubai

Sri Lanka is now officially an approved participant at the World Expo 2020 Dubai as the Government of Sri Lanka signed the Official Participation Contract with the "Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau” on 08th July 2019. The high level delegation to the UAE for the Contract signing Ceremony was led by Hon. Nalin Bandara, Deputy Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade. Ms. Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief Executive, Sri Lanka Export Development Board as the Commissioner General for Sri Lanka of Expo 2020 Dubai, signed the Official Participation Contract on behalf of Sri Lanka with Mr. Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau in the presence of Hon. Nalin Bandara, Deputy Minister of Development Strategy and International Trade.

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9 SL garment manufacturers to participate at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing, Home Textile Sourcing in US

2019-07-17/ http://www.ft.lk/business/9-SL-garment-manufacturers-to-participate-at%C2%A0Texworld-Apparel-Sourcing--Home-Textile-Sourcing-in-US/34-682041

9 SL garment manufacturers to participate at Texworld/Apparel Sourcing, Home Textile Sourcing in US

A total of nine Sri Lankan garment manufacturers will participate at the summer 2019 edition of Texworld/Apparel Sourcing and Home Textiles Sourcing next week in the US.

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EDB exporters’ forums provide relief to businesses

2019-07-12/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-Exporters-Forums-provide-relief-to-businesses/34-681787

EDB exporters’ forums provide relief to businesses

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has been conducting the Exporters’ Forum since its inception from late 70s. The EDB has identified the need of a common platform to discuss and resolve the issues faced by the exporter community in Sri Lanka in order to facilitate exporters to overcome constraints arising from policy and operational issues created by various institutes that regulate, operate, and facilitate cross border trade. The EDB as the nation’s prime institute to facilitate export development created this mechanism to enable exporters to submit their issues to the highest levels of state institutions that cannot be reached easily by a trader. The unique feature of the Exporters’ Forum is the participation of the private sector and the public sector to resolve issues, with the political leadership represented by the relevant minister together with direct ministry-level interventions providing solutions to address those issues.

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Sri Lanka participates in 16th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair

2019-07-03/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-participates-in-16th-China-International-Small-and-Medium-Enterprises-Fair/34-681129

Sri Lanka participates in 16th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair

Sri Lanka Export Development Board, in coordination with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou, participated in the 16th China International Small and Medium Fair (CISMEF) from 24-27 June.

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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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