With Sri Lanka being commended for its highly successful measures in containing the novel coronavirus which led to a global pandemic whilst many developed nations failed to do so, it is an ideal moment for the country to be positive and turn this crisis into an opportunity especially when it comes to higher education.
Total merchandise exports for Jan & Feb 2020, was US$ 1,931 which resulted in a reduction of 3.6% compared to the same period in 2019.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in partnership with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board organized a Familiarization tour of the Jordan market for a 13 member delegation of Sri Lankan entrepreneurs from 25 – 27 February to seek entry into the Jordanian market which has been hitherto largely untapped by Sri Lanka.
The Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday called on the private sector to plan and prepare for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 challenge, which has caused market and supply chain disruptions globally since February, and is threatening to impact trade.
Sri Lanka needs to popularize boating as a lifestyle to create awareness on the boating activities among the relevant stakeholders and more importantly to increase revenue in a big way, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), Director General Jeevani Siriwardena said.
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Egypt organized a business networking event, from 23 to 25 February 2020, with the participation of a 11-member delegation of Sri Lankan exporters, facilitated by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, under the Economic Diplomacy Programme. This event focused on promoting selected Sri Lankan products having a high demand in the Egypt markets namely; Ceylon Tea, Coconut Products, Rubber Products and Spices.
According to the latest customs provisional data the total exports from Sri Lanka in January 2020, recorded a marginal increase of 0.96% in comparison to the similar period of the previous year, due to the merchandise exports recording a drop of 7.41% and the projected growth of 26% of Service exports, The merchandise exports stood at US$ 961 Mn in January 2020, which is lesser than US$ 77 Mn, in January 2019. The figure for Service exports has not yet been released and the EDB has projected figures based on the past published records. It was revealed that only in the year 2019 the exports recorded over one billion in comparison to the figures of the last five years.
Prabhash Subasinghe, Chairman - EDB, predicted a bright future for Sri Lanka’s fruit and vegetable exporters, as the new government under the guidance of HE President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has placed a great emphasis to develop agriculture via advanced technologies. Subasinghe encouraged the fruit and vegetable exporters to exploit the opportunities from the new government’s people-centric economic development policies to generate a higher export income. He made these remarks during a meeting with the industry leaders last week at the EDB.
Prabhash Subasinghe, Chairman, EDB, urged rubber industry leaders to strive towards achieving greater heights in exports during his maiden discussion with the industry representatives last Wednesday (19th February 2020) since assuming office.
If you looking for an opportunity to find business partners such as Cannon, Fujithsu, Hithachi in the Lucrative Japanese market? Or are you thinking on how to invade into the Japanese Market. If so, never to miss this opportunity. EDB is calling for the applications from the companies with the cutting edge technologies to join it’s delegation to Japan IT Week 2020 from 8th -10th April 2020.
In the last decade, there has been a seismic cultural shift towards natural medicines. And it seems more people than ever want to explore one of the most ancient and exotic of healing modalities – Ayurveda. Ayurvedic medicine is said to treat the body, mind and spirit of a person as a whole, and the basic principle is that you can fine tune your holistic health and happiness by balancing your three doshas, biological energies which govern all physical and mental processes, and provide an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment.
The global trading environment is evolving rapidly with numerous developments in global production networks and global value chains. These developments are a result of product fragmentation; cross boarder dispersion of components and production/assembly. Each country specializes in a particular stage of production sequence and trades the value added components which ultimately results in the final product.
Sri Lanka has an advantage to become the hub for boat manufacturing in Asia Region due to its strategic location and availability of skills. The increasing demand for boats worldwide regional and local for fishing, industrial, commercial, and leisure purposes has opened up huge opportunities and new markets for Sri Lanka.
Prabhash Subasinghe, Chairman of the EDB, pledged to take innovative measures to reinvigorate the sagging fortunes of the nation’s tea exports during the initial meeting he had with the tea industry stakeholders since assuming office last December.
EDB Chairman Prabhash Subasinghe had a discussion with the leaders of the country’s top IT/BPO/Software companies last week as part of a series of initial meetings he had launched with the various export sectors of the nation since assuming office last month.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), is working to generate more revenue, particularly foreign exchange through ayurvedic services by catering to niche markets which are growing fast. An emphasis on this sector has been placed in the National Export Strategy (NES) where wellness tourism is a major component.
Prabash Subasinghe, a well-known entrepreneur, assumed duties as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday (19th). He said that he was proud to be a Sri Lankan and intends to take every possible step to take Sri Lanka to the world. “I am quite honoured to take up this position because I have dedicated my entire life to take Sri Lanka to the world through my numerous business ventures. Now with this appointment, I get the opportunity to take the entire export sector of Sri Lanka to the world”, the newly appointed EDB Chairman remarked.