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EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

2019-02-17/ Source at: Sunday Observer

EDB to showcase Ceylon Spices in international market

The National Export Strategy (NES) is progressing in the right direction. It has six focused areas and is expected to provide the impetus for the export drive supporting economic growth, Chairperson of the Export Development Board (EDB), Indira Malwatte said.

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Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

2019-02-01/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/02/01/business/176248/govt-launch-seven-pilot-projects-agriculture-development

Govt to launch seven pilot projects for agriculture development

The Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade along with the Export Development Board (EDB) will implement seven pilot projects for the development of agriculture for exports this month.

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Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

2019-01-04/ Source at: Daily FT

Merchandise and service exports up 15% to $ 17 billion in 2018

Sri Lanka’s merchandise and service exports in 2018 are estimated to have hit an all-time high of $ 17 billion, up 15% from a year earlier prompting the Government to be confident of achieving the $20 billion milestone this year.

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Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 kicks off

2018-10-26/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Boat-Show---Boating-Festival-Sri-Lanka-2018-kicks-off-today/34-665494

Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 kicks off

The Boat Show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 is organised by the Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, and Sri Lanka Ports Authority at Galle Yacht Marina, Port of Galle from 26–28 October.

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Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

2018-10-05/ http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/10/05/business/164603/import-promotion-desk-germany-partner-edb

Import Promotion Desk of Germany to partner EDB

The Chairperson and Chief Executive, EDB Indira Malwatte together with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany had extremely fruitful discussions with officers from Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiatives for import promotion of selected countries.

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EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

2018-09-21

EDB Presents 22nd Presidential Export Awards

The 22nd Presidential Export Awards Ceremony was held to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Exporters at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, on September 18, 2018, under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena the President of Sri Lanka.

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Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

2018-09-20/ Source at: Daily FT

Minister Malik Samarawickrama calls for more exports – the way forward for Sri Lanka

Following is the address by Minister Malik Samarawickrama at the Presidential Export Awardson 18 September 

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Polish push for local boat building industry

2018-09-09/ /blog/polish-push-for-local-boat-building-industry.html http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2018/09/09/business/polish-push-local-boat-building-industry

Polish push for local boat building industry

In keeping with the government’s aim of developing Sri Lanka’s boat building industry as one of the six sectors of the economic drive, stakeholders are looking at a strategic approach to fuel its growth.

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Tripartite MOU signed between BOI, EDB and Business France

2018-07-13/ www.ft.lk/business/Tripartite-MOU-signed-between-BOI--EDB-and-Business-France/34-658962

Tripartite MOU signed between BOI, EDB and Business France

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka and Business France today. (13 July 2018) 

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Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

2018-06-22

Sri Lanka finds prospects to trade with Malaysia

Being the Strategic Partner of the Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) 2018 from 19th to 21st June 2018, the EDB collaborated with CCC in organizing foreign buyers delegation for the event considering the benefits that will accrue to the development of exports through establishment of trade links, creating investment opportunities into the export sectors and image building efforts of the country.

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EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

2018-06-19/ http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/EDB-says-National-Export-Strategy-ready-for-Cabinet-approval--151455.html

EDB says National Export Strategy ready for Cabinet approval

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday said the National Export Strategy (NES) it has designed in collaboration with the export sector stakeholders is ready to be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.

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Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

2018-06-18/ http://www.ft.lk/business/All-in-one-boat/34-657325

Sri Lankan boating industry to reach $ 100 mn in 2018

Sri Lanka’s footprint in global boats and shipping sector may be smaller, but Lankan exports in it continue to surge in strong numbers. As a result Sri Lanka is ambitiously positioning for $ 200 million boats and shipping exports by 2022.

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Sri Lanka earns over Rs. 11 billion in 2015 from exports of locally manufactured boats

2016-06-28

Sri Lanka earns over Rs. 11 billion in 2015 from exports of locally manufactured boats

Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says the locally manufactured boats currently has a high demand in the international market.

According to the Minister, during the past years, Sri Lanka has earned a massive amount of foreign exchange from exportation of boats and vessels. In 2014, Sri Lanka earned Rs. 11.48 billion and Rs. 11.2 billion in 2015 from the vessel exports.

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Large Section Of Tourists Beach-Based

2016-06-26

Large Section Of Tourists Beach-Based

With a large section of Sri Lanka’s tourism being beach-based, the industry in the island nation requires pleasure sail boats and boats for sea excursions for whale/dolphin watching, leisure fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, etc. This was highlighted at a session held last week to announce the Boat Show & Fisheries Exhibition Sri Lanka 2016 scheduled to take place from October 13 to 15 at the Dickowita Fishery Harbour, Colombo.

It was also noted that Sri Lanka has a coastal shore-line of 1,340kms and a large inland water mass consisting of lagoons, lakes, reservoirs etc. There are 13 major fishery harbours, 15 anchorages and 1,053 landing sites on the coastal belt. However, the full potential of the ocean is yet to be utilized and ideal water front lands for development of marinas and boat yards are available around the island.

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SL Navy exports 9 Patrol Craft to Nigeria

2016-05-07

SL Navy exports 9 Patrol Craft to Nigeria

Sri Lanka navy yesterday sold 9 small patrol craft, indigenously built by the Inshore Patrol Craft Project of the Navy established at Welisara, to the Nigerian Government.

The deal is a milestone in the annals of the Sri Lanka Navy as this is the very first transaction, where the Navy involved internationally earning foreign exchange to the country.

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First-ever on-water Boat Show a success

2014-10-18

First-ever on-water Boat Show a success

Colombo’s latest international boat show, which featured an on-water boat display for the first time, concluded successfully after a three-day run on 12 October.

“We have been talking about five hubs. Today there are two major milestones taking place at this event – the promotion of the maritime hub as well as our tourism,” said EDB Chairman and CEO Bandula Egodage, addressing the inauguration event of Boatshow 2014 on 10 October at Dickowita Harbour, Wattala.

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Boat Show 2014 to take centre stage in October

2014-10-06

Boat Show 2014 to take centre stage in October

South Asia’s premier boat show and fisheries exhibition, ‘Boat Show 2014’ organized by Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI), Sri Lanka Export Development Board and Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services will take centre stage from October 10-12, 2014 at the Dickowita Fisheries Harbour under the theme ‘Promotion of Leisure Boating in Sri Lanka’.

The main objective of the event is to attract buyers from all corners of the globe, while positioning Sri Lanka as the hub for the industry in South Asia and to develop a forum between buyers and sellers to facilitate industry growth.

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Lankan boats get international exposure

2014-07-20

Lankan boats get international exposure

Sri Lanka's boatbuilding capability for international markets will be further showcased when the Boat Show and Fisheries Exhibition 2014 will be held at the Dickowita Fisheries Harbour from 10-12 October.

Also coinciding with this event will be the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) regional parley, which will be held at the Pegasus Reef Hotel, also from 10-12 October. Both events will be hosted by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) in collaboration with the Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) and the Building A Future (BAF) Foundation.

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