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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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IKEA evaluates best firms to start sourcing from Sri Lanka

2019-10-29/ http://www.ft.lk/business/IKEA-evaluates-best-firms-to-start-sourcing-from-Sri-Lanka/34-688557

IKEA evaluates best firms to start sourcing from Sri Lanka

Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant IKEA is in the process of evaluating further business opportunities in Sri Lanka to commence trading in the coming months.

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We wouldn’t be globally successful without Sri Lanka: IFS

2019-10-29/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/We-wouldn-t-be-globally-successful-without-Sri-Lanka-IFS/44-688568

We wouldn’t be globally successful without Sri Lanka: IFS

Global enterprise applications company IFS with over $ 700 million in revenue said recently it wouldn’t have been successful without Sri Lanka where it relies heavily for development, product and customer support and innovation.

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SLAMERP takes initiative to work towards dedicated rubber city

2019-10-28/ http://www.ft.lk/business/SLAMERP-takes-initiative-to-work-towards-dedicated-rubber-city/34-688480

SLAMERP takes initiative to work towards dedicated rubber city

Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) has initiated discussions with Ministry of Development Strategies International Trade (MODSIT) along with Export Development Board (EDB) and the Board of Investment (BOI) to develop a dedicated rubber City/Zone. This action is part of the rubber masterplan that was launched in 2016/2017 to increase rubber exports.

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EDB organises Sri Lanka pavilion at GITEX Technology Week

2019-10-23/ http://www.ft.lk/business/EDB-organises-Sri-Lanka-pavilion-at-GITEX-Technology-Week/34-688158

EDB organises Sri Lanka pavilion at GITEX Technology Week

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a Sri Lanka country pavilion at the GITEX Technology Week, held from 6-10 October.

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CINEC shines at Presidential Export Awards

2019-10-21/ http://www.ft.lk/youthcareershigher-education/CINEC-shines-at-Presidential-Export-Awards/30-687986

CINEC shines at Presidential Export Awards

CINEC affirmed another milestone in the outstanding performance and academic excellence with the receipt of the Presidential Export Award in the Category of Education Services for the Year 2018 / 2019.

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Sri Lanka plans big for 6 month long Expo 2020 Dubai

2019-10-18/ Source at: Daily Mirror

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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Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Supply Side West 2019 Exhibition

2019-10-17

Participation of Sri Lankan Companies at Supply Side West 2019 Exhibition

Supply Side West will be held on 17 & 18 October 2019 at EXPO hall, Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119.

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Sri Lanka discusses Expo 2020 participation with UAE envoy

2019-10-16/ http://epaper.dailymirror.lk/epaper/viewer.aspx

Sri Lanka discusses Expo 2020 participation with UAE envoy

Indira Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief Executive of EDB and the Commissioner General of Sri Lanka for Expo 2020 Dubai together with the private sector stakeholders; Secretary Generals of the National Chamber of Exporters and National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Shiham Marikkar and Bandula Dissanayake and the Co- Chair Planning Sub Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, Fazal Mushin met Ahmed Ali Ibrahim Al Mualla, the ambassador for UAE in Sri Lanka this week at the embassy premises to further strengthen Sri Lanka’s commitment in participation at Expo 2020 Dubai and to review the progress made so far.

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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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EFL bags Best Exporter for Logistics Services at Presidential Export Awards 2018/19

2019-10-14

EFL bags Best Exporter for Logistics Services at Presidential Export Awards 2018/19

Expolanka Freight Ltd. (EFL), a pioneer provider of global logistics, took home the award for Best Exporter of Logistics Services, at the Presidential Export Awards (PEA) 2018/19, held on 19 September at the BMICH.

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Poland and Sri Lanka strengthen bilateral trade relationship

2019-10-12/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Poland-and-Sri-Lanka-strengthen-bilateral-trade-relationship/44-687495

Poland and Sri Lanka strengthen bilateral trade relationship

In a bid to strengthen the bilateral trade relationship between Poland and Sri Lanka, LOT Polish Airlines will accompany a trade delegation to Colombo from Warsaw.

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Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market

2019-10-10/ http://www.ft.lk/business/Sri-Lanka-boat-industry-captures-the-Italian-market/34-687364

Sri Lanka boat industry captures the Italian market

The boat and shipbuilding sector is identified as a focused sector in the National Export Strategy (NES) 2018-2020. This sector is a leading industry and an emerging export sector offering a wide variety of products and services to international markets.

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Strategic action plan to boost wellness tourism

2019-10-08/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Strategic-action-planto-boost-wellness-tourism/44-687239

Strategic action plan to boost wellness tourism

Wellness tourism in Sri Lanka will be boosted by a ground-breaking strategic action plan by the Export Development Board (EDB), which has partnered Australia’s Market Development Facility (MDF) for support.

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CCI launches Sri Lanka Housing & Construction Exhibition 2020

2019-10-08/ http://www.ft.lk/propertyconstruction/CCI-launches-Sri-Lanka-Housing-Construction-Exhibition-2020/10516-687204

CCI launches Sri Lanka Housing & Construction Exhibition 2020

The Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka (CCI) held an iconic launch of the forthcoming Build Sri Lanka Housing and Construction International Expo 2020, scheduled from 22-24 May 2020.

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Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business

2019-10-01/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Nearly-70-SL-firms-keen-to-do-biz-with-IKEA/44-686778

Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka Nearly 70 firms keen to do business

IKEA, the Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant, has resumed sourcing from Sri Lanka with a planned increase in the number of products after a lapse of few years giving a big boost for the export sector.

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BoardPAC successfully establishes footprint in Africa

2019-10-01/ http://www.ft.lk/business/BoardPAC-successfully-establishes-footprint-in-Africa/34-686765

BoardPAC successfully establishes footprint in Africa

As the most awarded board automation solution with a leading market share in Asia, BoardPAC, in its mission to be ranked number one globally, has firmly established its name in the African region.

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Sri Lanka unveils ‘Ceylon Spice’ master brand

2019-09-26/ http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Sri-Lanka-unveils-Ceylon-Spice-master-brand/44-686499

Sri Lanka unveils ‘Ceylon Spice’ master brand

The ‘Ceylon Spice’ master brand was officially launched yesterday, as Sri Lanka’s latest national branding attempt for the spice sector, with Government aiming to achieve an export target of $ 880 million from the ‘Spices and Concentrates’ sector by 2022.

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‘Ceylon Spices,’ national brand for spices, to be unveiled

2019-09-25

‘Ceylon Spices,’ national brand for spices, to be unveiled

The Export Development Board will launch Sri Lanka’s country-of-origin trade mark for the spices sector today (25th September, 2019) at JAIC Hilton, Colombo. The mark supports growers, processors and manufacturers by helping them 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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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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