JLanka Technologies partners the NCE as its energy solutions provider (The Island 20.11.2017)

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JLanka Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., has entered into a partnership agreement with the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) as the renewable energy solutions provider of the Chamber. The Agreement related to the partnership is valid for a period of one year and is renewable annually thereafter with mutual consent.   The NCE which […]

Low interest loan schemes sans collateral to boost SMEs – Eran (Daily News 20.11.2017)

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The Enterprise Sri Lanka credit schemes introduced in the Budget has subsidised loans at 6.5%-8% to encourage the SME sector, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. He was addressing the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Post-Budget Forum 2018, last Wednesday. Highlighting the measures taken through the 2018 Budget to support small and medium scale entrepreneurs, […]

CHANGE IN EXPORT STRUCTURE VITAL TO PROPEL GROWTH SAYS ERAN (Sunday Observer 19.11.2017)

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Budgets alone cannot change the destiny of a country Attempts by successive governments to roll back the economic liberalization policies introduced in 1977, by bringing in protectionist measures, has weakened the economy and made it less dynamic, State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne told guests at a post-budget seminar organized by the National Chamber of […]

Stakeholders conclude consultative meetings on National Export Strategy (Daily FT 16.11.2017)

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Senasinghe believes NES will be national policy of Sri Lanka’s export-led growth trajectory Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry Secretary to commence implementation from January Plans to set up NES Management Unit to focus on implementation, monitoring, following up on progress Budget 2018 allocates resources for implementation of NES By Charumini de Silva The Export Development Board (EDB) […]

GSP Plus boosts SL apparel exports to EU by $1.67 bn (Daily News 16.11.2017)

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Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Managing Director Intex South Asia, Rajesh Bhagat inspect sourcing material at the event. Picture by Marlon Karunaratne GSP Plus has delivered its most prominent success for Sri Lankan exports to-date since its announcement, said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addressing the […]

National Export Strategy for Sri Lanka – prerequisite for economic development (Daily News 15.11.2017)

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Sri Lanka’s economy needs to transform itself to ensure that the nation’s aspirations to reach higher middle income status by the year 2020 are met and achieved. This transformation can take place by introducing innovative and radical changes to Sri Lanka’s current economic development model. Sri Lanka’s economic growth, which is dependent on exports, requires […]

National Export Strategy for Sri Lanka: Prerequisite for economic development (Daily FT 14.11.2017)

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Sri Lanka’s economy needs to transform itself to ensure that the nation’s aspirations to reach higher middle income status by the year 2020 are met and achieved. This transformation can take place by introducing innovative and radical changes to Sri Lanka’s current economic development model. Sri Lanka’s economic growth, which is dependent on exports, requires […]

Sri Lanka-Singapore final FTA discussions tomorrow: Malik (Daily Mirror 13.11.2017)

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Sri Lanka is hoping to have the final discussions on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore today and tomorrow, and the agreement will be ready by January, according to International Trade and Development Strategies Minister Malik Samarawickrama. “We hope to have the final overall discussion with Singapore on Monday and Tuesday, and hopefully, the […]