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Sri Lanka Export Development BoardInvites you to visit

Sri Lanka Expo 2012

March 28th - 30th in Colombo

Population GDP in 2010 GDP real output growth

Sri Lanka

: 20.7 million : US$ Billion 49.5 : 8%

Literacy rate Labor force Currency Total Trade in 2010 Total Exports Total Imports

: 91.4% : 8.1 million : Sri LankanRupees (US$1=Rs.113) : USD$ 21.8 billion : USD$ 8.3 billion : USD$ 13.5 billion

GDP composition by sector

: Agriculture : 11.9%, Industry : 28.7% Services : 59.3% : US$ 2,399

Per capita income 2010

Major Export products:

Garments, Ceylon Tea, Tyers & Tubes, Fabricated Metal Products, Machinery & Transport Equipment, Diamonds, Food & Beverages, Tobacco, Gems, Fishery products, Coir products, Ceylon Cinnamon

Major Import products:

Petroleum Products, Fabricated Metal Products, Machinery and Transport Equipment, Woven Fabrics, Chemicals & Plastics Products, Base Metal Products, Food, Beverages & Tobacco

Major Export Markets:Major Import Origins:

USA, UK, Italy, Belgium, Germany, India, UAE, Russia, Netherlands, Iran, France, Japan India, Singapore, China, Iran, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Thailand, United States, Malaysia, Belgium, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom

Sri Lanka Export Development BoardThe Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) operates as the apex organization concerned with the task of promoting exports, and helping you to negotiate business with Sri Lanka either as a buyer or an importer. Functions of the EDB encompass a range of activities for promoting exports such as organizing buyer-seller meetings, holding exhibitions, providing essential information on trade to both foreign and Sri Lankan businessmen. Dedicated to the task of promoting exports for the benefit of exporters and importers alike, the full range of its services is provided free of charge.

Chairman & Chief ExecutiveNo. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka. Tel: +94 11 2300712 / Fax: +94 11 2300715 E-mail: Web:

Janaka Ratnayake

Leading exportersAkbar Brothers Jafferjee Bros George Steuart Teas Ltd. Imperial Teas Pvt Ltd. Euro Scan Exports (Pvt) Ltd. (Mlesna) MJF Group (Dilmah) Stassen Exports Ltd. Colombo Tea Traders Association

CEYLON TEACeylon tea with a history of 150 years is renowned all over the world for its quality. The brand Ceylon Tea invokes sensations of quality, aroma and a variety of flavours among discerning tea drinkers, the world over. Sri Lanka, the 3rd largest tea producing country in theworld, enjoys a 9% share of global tea production, andaccounts for 19% of the global exports.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersBrandix Apparels Ltd. MAS Intimates (Pvt) Ltd. Omega Line Ltd. www.vincenzo.joppolo@ Smart Shirts Lanka Ltd. EAM Maliban Textiles (Pvt) Ltd. Sri Lanka Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF)

GARMENTSGarments is the largest contributor to the export revenue of Sri Lanka. The industry upholds ethical practices, thus being known to the world as a producer of Garments Without Guilt. Children have no business in our business is just one of the principles governing Sri Lanka Apparels industry ethos. The others include providing a better quality of life to the workers through rural poverty alleviation, womens empowerment, education and initiatives to minimize damage to the environment. Sri Lanka possesses an impressive partnership portfolio including Marks & Spencer, Victorias Secret, Gap, Levis,Next, Triumph, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. Sri anka also enjoys the best of technology in the garment industry, including the worlds first eco-friendly Green Garment Factory.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersBlue Diamonds Ltd Mushan International Gem Paradise Ellawala Exports Pvt. Ltd Zam Gems Pvt. Ltd www.zamgems.comSri Lanka Gems & Jewellery Association

GEMS & JEWELLERYSri Lanka has long been known as the cradle of treasures for its precious, natural gemstones. The Country is blessed with over 150 varieties of blue, pink, yellow and golden sapphires, rubies, padmaradchas (padmaraga sapphire), star sapphires, star rubies, alexandrite, cats eyes, spinels, aquamarines, topaz, zircons, garnets, tourmalines, moonstones, quartz and a variety of other rare stones in addition to offering high quality hallmarked jewellery collections of silver, gold & platinum.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersVirtusa (Pvt) Ltd. John Keells Holdings IFS Sri Lanka Ltd. WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd. hSenid Software International (Pvt) Ltd. Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies

IT & BPO SERVICESSoftware testing, banking, financial, insurance and mobile application developments are some of the ICT products / services that are offered by Sri Lankan firms. In the BPO / KPO sector, Sri Lanka based companies offer services such as financial and accounting outsourcing, legal and engineering process outsourcing among others. In addition to above Professional Services sector in Sri Lanka offers services such as construction related services, Architects Quantity Surveyors and Herbal (spa) Health care services.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersCeylon Biscuits Ltd. HJS Condiments Ltd. Nestle Lanka Ltd. Renuka Agro Export Ltd. Wichy Plantation Co. (Pvt) Ltd. Maliban Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd. Lanka Canneries Ltd.

PROCESSED FOOD & INGREDIENTSThe Sri Lankan processed food & ingredients industry is well equipped to meet internationally accepted standards of quality and food safety requirements. Gherkin in brine is the major processed food product exported to Japan from Sri Lanka. Dried and roasted cashew, dehydrated fruits, desiccated coconut, coconut milk powder & paste, virgin coconut oil,biscuits and confectionaries and salt in consumer packsare other major products exported from Sri Lanka to the international market.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersGlobal Sea Foods Pvt Ltd Apollo Marine Intl (Pvt) Ltd Jay Sea Foods Processing Pvt Ltd Tropic Fishery (Pvt) Ltd Alpex Marine (Pvt) Ltd Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka

FISH & FISHERYSri Lanka is a leading exporter of quality yellow fin and skipjack tuna in the Asian Region. Fresh & chilled sashimi quality tuna is mainly exported to Japan. Sri Lanka also exports other seafood products such as prawns and lobsters which are delicacies in the Japanese market. The quality and taste of the fish in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka are unique and command premium market prices.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersConsolidated Business Systems Ltd. Eastern & Allied Agencies Expolanka Ltd. Jagro Pvt Ltd. C R Exports crgroup@sltnet.lkFruit & Vegetable Exporters Association

FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLESSri Lankan pineapple is famous for its unique taste. Mango, papaya, banana and a variety of vegetables are exported in considerable quantities. Improved techniques of crop cultivation, post harvest handling, packaging and transportation methods are employed in export marketing. Sri Lanka has obtained the clearance to export banana in fresh form to Japan.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersLoad Star (Pvt) Ltd. Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Ansell Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd. Vechenson (Pvt) Ltd. www.lotustyre.comSri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products

RUBBER PRODUCTSSri Lanka is a producer of high quality natural rubber, including the famous crepe rubber used in tyres and tubes. Floor coverings, gloves, auto industrial components and household items are also manufactured for export. Solideal industrial tyres, latex based products and solid tyres are other reputed items exported from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Export Development

Leading exportersManisha (Pvt) Ltd. Ceylon Machine Twisted Fibre Industries Canro Exporters Hayleys Exports Ltd. Pelemix Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Coconut Products Traders Association

COIR PRODUCTSSri Lankas coir industry is built on its extensive experience of over a century with fibre production and marketing. Coir fibre is very strong due to its natural build in comparison with sisal and jute fibre. Coir fibre based products such as coir twine, geo textile, coco peat, and rubberized coir products are used in the horticulture industry. Geotextile, a renewable environment friendly, low cost soil conditioner