Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Minister Malik Samarawickrama says that the export policy will be formalized
Fri, Jan 4, 2019, 01:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 03, Colombo: Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama says the present government is engaged in formalizing the export policy.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today to brief on the progress achieved by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board in 2018, Minister Samarawickrema said if it wasn't for the political turmoil prevailed post-October 26, Sri Lanka could have met the export income target set for 2018.

The Minister also explained the export policies set for the period 2018-2022 and planned projects for 2019.

He said the government aims to make Sri Lanka an export hub led by innovation and investments.

Expressing his views, Minister Samarawickrema said a formal, well-planned program has been introduced in various sectors for the promotion of exports.

He added that the government is following broader procedures to provide the assistance needed by the exporters.

The Minister noted that in 2018, government targeted export earnings of US $ 17.4 billion, but it was possible to earn US $ 17 billion. The Minister said that the political crisis was the reason for this downturn.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Many projects implemented under guidance of Plantation Minister to boost rubber industry
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM says unity government spent over Rs. 1.3 trillion to improve education and health
-- [6 hours ago]
UNDP hosts dialogue on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka next week
-- [7 hours ago]
First Sri Lankan women graduate from Army School of Ceremonial in UK
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to receive $1 billion Bank of China loan this quarter - report
-- [8 hours ago]
Human Rights Watch says Sri Lanka's political crisis threatens justice efforts
-- [8 hours ago]
Germany authorities arrest suspect in the assassination of Sri Lanka Foreign Minister in 2005
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President signs three loan agreements totaling $ 455 mn with ADB
-- [9 hours ago]
President appoints Commission to probe corruption and malpractice during unity government
Health Ministry bans handling prepared foods by hand

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.