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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - May 2021

2021-06-22

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - May 2021

Sri Lanka’s export sector performance has been able to managed its growth momentum in May 2021 with the challenges of this pandemic.  “We are happy to see that export levels are reaching fast to the pre-Covid 19 levels despite the continuous multiple challenges faced by our exporters with intermittent travel restrictions and local area isolations. Maximum efforts are be taken to secure the export orders in hand while attracting new orders to the country – the responsibility of the authorities are to facilitate the exporters in every possible way to keep them operating”, Chairman, EDB.

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Bridging over 100 Sri Lankan ICT Companies with UAE Market

2021-06-21

Bridging over 100 Sri Lankan ICT Companies with UAE Market

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi organized a webinar along with the Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai to bridge over 100 Sri Lankan ICT firms and professionals with the UAE market, to discover the brand new alternatives within the ICT trade on 11 June, 2021.

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EDB Chief calls on export-oriented global firms to set up base in SL

2021-06-11

EDB Chief calls on export-oriented global firms to set up base in SL

Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman Suresh de Mel yesterday presented six focused sectors that provide a plethora of opportunities for export-oriented global firms to set up bases in Sri Lanka.

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EDB plans revision to 2021 export target

2021-05-24

EDB plans revision to 2021 export target

EDB Chairman Suresh de Mel stated that the export target would certainly witness a revision due to the week-long travel restrictions that have come into effect and several areas being caught under the isolation. However, he said it is too premature to assess the impact or divulge the revised target. He noted that the revision is ‘absolutely necessary’.

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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - April 2021

2021-05-20

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - April 2021

Sri Lanka’s export performance continued its upward momentum in the first three months of 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic induced lockdown last year, exports were contracted by a record 64.63 per cent in April 2020. However in April this year, exports grew up by 183 per cent to US$ 798.9 Mn in comparison to the previous year.

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EDB supports exporters to continue operations during latest travel restrictions and lockdowns of certain areas in the country

2021-05-15

EDB supports exporters to continue operations during latest travel restrictions and lockdowns of certain areas in the country

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has made arrangements to facilitate export-oriented industries based on the circulars issued by the Government Health Authorities to continue operations of their activities during lockdown of specific areas in the country and inter-provincial travel restrictions subject to stringent health regulations.

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Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - March 2021

2021-04-28

Sri Lanka’s Export Performance January - March 2021

Sri Lanka surpassed $ 1 billion exports in March 2021 after a lapse of six months period. As per the Customs statistics, earnings from merchandise exports recorded double digit growth of 62.47% in March 2021 on y-o-y comparison – the March figure being US$ 1,066.1 Mn.

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Continuous growth in exports in February 2021 amidst multiple challenges

2021-03-23

Continuous growth in exports in February 2021 amidst multiple challenges

Sri Lanka’s export earnings registered a growth of 2.52% with US$ Mn 993.73 in February, compared to the previous year, maintaining the growth momentum recorded during the last five months as per the provisional statistics released by Sri Lanka Customs. This is the highest export figure recorded for the month of February during the last five-year period.

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Sri Lanka Oman ICT/BPM sector collaboration mooted

2021-03-11

Sri Lanka Oman ICT/BPM sector collaboration mooted

The Sri Lanka Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman jointly with the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) organised an introductory webinar on the ICT/BPM sector, in collaboration with Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) with the view to connecting Sri Lankan and Omani ICT/BPM sector companies.

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Sri Lankas Earnings from Exports reached to US$ 908.07 Mn in January 2021

2021-03-08

Sri Lankas Earnings from Exports reached to US$ 908.07 Mn in January 2021

Hon. Bandula Gunawardana, Minister of Trade urged the whole stakeholders to actively engage in assisting all exporters of the country in every possible manner during this turbulent period enabling exporters to strengthen our economy.

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EDB Chief spells out measures to aim for $ 16 b goods and services exports in 2021

2021-02-16

EDB Chief spells out measures to aim for $ 16 b goods and services exports in 2021

Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) new Chairman Suresh de Mel this week expressed confidence of giving the best shot at realising a near $ 16 billion target for 2021 despite domestic and global challenges. This confidence stems from a plethora of new initiatives as well as fine-tuning existing endeavours to develop and boost exports.

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EDB forecasts near $ 16 b total exports in 2021

2021-02-15

EDB forecasts near $ 16 b total exports in 2021

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is forecasting a performance of $ 15.68 billion in merchandise and service shipments in 2021.

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2020 marks a successful year for Sri Lanka exports

2021-01-20

2020 marks a successful year for Sri Lanka exports

The US$ 13.5 billion export target set for merchandise export sectors in early 2020 remains challenging, requiring not only strong efforts from local enterprises, but also the recovery of global demand amid complicated Covid-19 situation. Amid severe impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports remain at US$ 9.9 billion in 2020, which is a 104 % achievement from the revised forecast of US$ 9.5 billion.

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EDB intensifies online export promotions

2020-11-11

EDB intensifies online export promotions

Due to the difficulties of organizing physical export promotion programmes during this pandemic situation, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with Foreign Ministry and the Sri Lankan Missions overseas has initiated online sessions to enable foreign buyers and Sri Lankan exporters meet via virtual platforms with the objective of creating trade linkages between Sri Lanka and the rest of the world, as it is imperative to sustain the nation’s export promotional activities in spite of severe challenges caused by COVID-19.

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E-commerce Readiness Assessment Report Sri Lanka launched

2020-09-22

E-commerce Readiness Assessment Report Sri Lanka launched

E-commerce Readiness Assessment Report Sri Lanka was launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB). The report is the result of a request by the EDB in 2018 for technical assistance from COMSEC to conduct an e-readiness assessment for Sri Lanka and undertake capacity-building programmes on e-commerce for SMEs and women entrepreneurs. The project was funded by COMSEC through the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC). The publication comes at a time when businesses in Sri Lanka were compelled to exploit e-commerce mechanisms in the wake of lockdowns and travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

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Sri Lanka’s IT-BPM industry: A beacon of resilience in the face of COVID-19

2020-05-19

Sri Lanka’s IT-BPM industry: A beacon of resilience in the face of COVID-19

‘Drifting the curve’ is the SLASSCOM industry strategy for building momentum to come out of the ‘corner’ (current situation) stronger. When race car drivers approach a bend on the track, unlike ordinary drivers who slow down, they accelerate. This is known as ‘drifting the curve’. It’s all about how much momentum you have when you come out of the corner.

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EDB Chief wants export boom to be everyone’s priority

2020-01-31

EDB Chief wants export boom to be everyone’s priority

Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman Prabhash Subasinghe yesterday urged that boosting exports must be everyone’s priority, as the key agency set an ambitious yet achievable target of $ 18.5 billion this year, up by 15% from 2019. EDB revealed that as per provisional data, last year Sri Lanka’s total merchandise and service exports amounted to $ 16.14 billion up by 1.44% from 2018. The composition was merchandise exports were $ 11.9 billion, up 0.13% and service exports were $ 4.2 billion, up by 5.3% from 2018. EDB originally targeted $ 18.5 billion exports for 2019, and the estimated performance reflects achievement of 87% of the goal.

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SOUTH ASIA’S FIRST ALL ELECTRIC SUPER CAR LEAVES SRI LANKA FOR GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

2020-01-23

SOUTH ASIA’S FIRST ALL ELECTRIC SUPER CAR LEAVES SRI LANKA FOR GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

Vega Innovations, a subsidiary of CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., creates history once again as the Vega EVX, Sri Lanka’s and South Asia’s first fully Electric Supercar is shipped out to Switzerland, to be unveiled at the 90th Geneva International Motor Show, 5-15 March 2020. The vehicle was shipped from the Colombo harbour on Sunday the 19th of January 2020 and will reach its destination in late February.

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Lankan FinTech companies participate in Singapore Fintech Festival 2019

2019-11-19

Lankan FinTech companies participate in Singapore Fintech Festival 2019

Funded by the Economic Diplomacy Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 12 Sri Lankan FinTech companies participated in the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2019 following a successful project proposal submitted by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore. This is the first occasion that Sri Lanka participated at the Festival.

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Sri Lanka wins Bronze Medal and Judges’ Award in Robotics Olympiad

2019-11-01

Sri Lanka wins Bronze Medal and Judges’ Award in Robotics Olympiad

Sri Lanka reached the semi-finals of the FIRST Global Challenge, an annual Robotics Olympiad that was held this year in Dubai from 25-27 October with 189 countries participating. The team also won the Judges’ Award for Technical Excellence for the best designed robot for the second year running.

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