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Sri Lanka Export Development Board

Invites 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 Board


The 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 Executive


No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka. Tel: +94 11 2300712 / Fax: +94 11 2300715 E-mail: chairman@edb.tradenetsl.lk Web: www.srilankabusiness.com

Janaka Ratnayake

Leading exporters
Akbar Brothers www.akbar.com Jafferjee Bros www.jafferjeebrothers.com George Steuart Teas Ltd. www.gsteas.com Imperial Teas Pvt Ltd. www.impratea.com Euro Scan Exports (Pvt) Ltd. (Mlesna) www.mlesnateas.com MJF Group (Dilmah) www.dilmahteas.com Stassen Exports Ltd. www.stassengroup.com Colombo Tea Traders Association david@chamber.lk

CEYLON TEA
Ceylon 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.

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Leading exporters
Brandix Apparels Ltd. www.brandix.com MAS Intimates (Pvt) Ltd. www.masholdings.com Omega Line Ltd. www.vincenzo.joppolo@ omegaline.org Smart Shirts Lanka Ltd. jeya.b@smart-shirts.com EAM Maliban Textiles (Pvt) Ltd. www.maliban.com Sri Lanka Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) www.srilankaapparels.com

GARMENTS
Garments 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.

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Leading exporters
Blue Diamonds Ltd www.bluediamondjewellery.lk Mushan International www.mushaninternational.com Gem Paradise gemparadise@wow.lk Ellawala Exports Pvt. Ltd chanaka@renelle.lk Zam Gems Pvt. Ltd www.zamgems.com
Sri Lanka Gems & Jewellery Association

GEMS & JEWELLERY


Sri 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.

www.slgja.org

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Leading exporters
Virtusa (Pvt) Ltd. www.virtusa.com John Keells Holdings www.jkcsworld.com IFS Sri Lanka Ltd. www.ifsworld.com WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd. www.wns.com hSenid Software International (Pvt) Ltd. www.hsenid.com Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies www.slasscom.lk

IT & BPO SERVICES


Software 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 Board


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Leading exporters
Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. www.muncheelk.com HJS Condiments Ltd. www.hjscondiments.com Nestle Lanka Ltd. www.nestle.com Renuka Agro Export Ltd. www.renukagroup.com Wichy Plantation Co. (Pvt) Ltd. www.wichy.com Maliban Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd. www.malibanbiscuit.com Lanka Canneries Ltd. www.lankacanneries.com

PROCESSED FOOD & INGREDIENTS


The 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.

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Leading exporters
Global Sea Foods Pvt Ltd www.amaseuro.com Apollo Marine Intl (Pvt) Ltd logistic@apollomarine.com Jay Sea Foods Processing Pvt Ltd www.jayseafoods.com Tropic Fishery (Pvt) Ltd www.tess.lk Alpex Marine (Pvt) Ltd www.alpexmarine.com Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka roshan_f@sltnet.lk

FISH & FISHERY


Sri 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.

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Leading exporters
Consolidated Business Systems Ltd. www.sunislandonline.com Eastern & Allied Agencies www.easternallied.com Expolanka Ltd. www.expolanka.com Jagro Pvt Ltd. www.jagrofresh.com C R Exports crgroup@sltnet.lk
Fruit & Vegetable Exporters Association

FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES


Sri 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.

www.lankaexport.com

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Leading exporters
Load Star (Pvt) Ltd. www.loadstar.lk Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.trelleborg.com Ansell Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.ansell.com Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd. www.lalangroup.com Vechenson (Pvt) Ltd. www.lotustyre.com
Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products

RUBBER PRODUCTS
Sri 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.

saif@jb.sh.lk

Sri Lanka Export Development Board


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Leading exporters
Manisha (Pvt) Ltd. manisha@slt.lk Ceylon Machine Twisted Fibre Industries www.jaffergeebrother.com Canro Exporters www.canro.com Hayleys Exports Ltd. www.hayleys-exports.com Pelemix Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.pelemix.com Coconut Products Traders Association chiraath@sltnet.lk

COIR PRODUCTS
Sri 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 is also exported. Various types of brushes for hotels, industrial and domestic use are also exported from Sri Lanka.

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Leading exporters
Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd. www.noritake.lk Dankotuwa Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd. www.dankotuwa.com Lanka Walltiles Ltd. www.lankawall.com Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd. www.fernwoodporcelain.com Midaya Ceramic Company (Pvt) Ltd. www.midaya.com Sri Lanka Ceramic Council ceramics@chamber.lk

CERAMIC & PORCELAIN


Sri Lanka offers a wide range of exquisite tableware, ornamental ware & floor tiles, with the abundant base of raw materials, guaranteeing uninterrupted supply of quality products. The design confidentiality, the range of body shape, high level of whiteness and the translucency are the customer winning characteristics of our products. Some Sri Lankan products are sold at leading department stores such as Macys, El Corte Ingles and Isetan. Sri Lankan companies manufacture under license for Walt Disney, Warner Brothers and Wallmart. World famous brands manufactured in Sri Lanka are Dankotuwa, Elan and Noritake.

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Leading exporters
Aqua Packaging (Pvt) Ltd. sarath@aqualk.com Mainettech Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.mainetti.com Sato Chemifa Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. satolk@sltnet.lk Cal Exports Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.chemanex.lk Boehm Leckner Multi Moulds (Pvt) Ltd. info@blmm.lk Finnpack Industries www.finnpack.com

PLASTIC PRODUCTS
The industry processes commodity plastics engineering plastics using modern technologies. and

The two main plastic processing methods of extrusion and injection are both available in Sri Lanka. Laminating, printing, weaving and thermo foaming sub processes are also used by Sri Lankan industrialists. Export products include micro components for the automotive industry, and packaging materials for export industries such as garment, food processing and jewellery.
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Leading exporters
Variosystems (Pvt) Ltd. www.variosystems.com I. E. Technic (Pvt) Ltd. www.ie.lk KIK Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.kik.lk TOS Lanka Co. (Pvt) Ltd. www.toslanka.com Kramski Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.kramski.com Nippon Maruchi Lanka Electronics (Pvt) Ltd. nmlei@sltnet.lk FDK Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.fdklanka.com Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers & Exporters Association www.slemea.net

ELECTRONICS
The Sri Lankan electronics industry has diversified into many areas such as production of components for computer peripherals, assembly of computers, manufacture of microprocessor based products and assembly of consumer electronics. The industry has also successfully exploited niche market opportunities on a platform of specialized technical knowledge with efficient hand-eye co-ordination.

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Leading exporters
Aquamarines Intl (Pvt) Ltd. www.aqua-marines.com Seylon Aquatics (Pvt) Ltd. www.seylonaquatics.lk Lumbini Aquaria Wayamba Ltd. www.lumbiniaquaria.lk Tsuyoshi Trading Co. www.tsuyoshitrading.com Hicom International www.hicomaquarium.com Aquatic Nurseries (Pvt) Ltd. www.aquaticnurseries.com Association of Live Tropical Fish Exporters of Sri Lanka sathyengera@eureka.lk

ORNAMENTAL FISH
Marine ornamental fish and invertebrates from Sri Lanka are collected by experienced scuba divers from the waters around the island. The more colorful and striking freshwater species such as guppies, swordtails, platys, barbs, tetras, angels, gouramies, catfishes are bred in captivity adhering to high quality standards. The famous fancy guppies from Sri Lanka fetch a high price for their strength and high diversity. Japan is one of the leading markets for medium size guppies.

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Leading exporters
G P De Silva & Sons Spice Ind. www.cinnamanonline.com Impex Corporation impexram@sltnet.lk Ishana Spice Exports www.spiceyarena.com Spice of Life (Pvt) Ltd. www.adamexpo.net/spice/index.html Saboor Chatoor (Pvt) Ltd. www.saboorchatoor.com National Agri Business Council www.agrolanka.net

SPICES
Sri Lanka has long been famous the world over for her range of spices such as pepper, cardamoms, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Sri Lanka is the worlds largest producer & exporter of Cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum which is indigenous to Sri Lanka, produces the highest grade cinnamon in the world market. Cinnamon is used for many purposes such as medicine, spice, perfumery material & drinks.

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Leading exporters
Siddhalepa Ayurveda Export (Pvt) Ltd. www.siddhalepa.com Tropical Health Food (Pvt) Ltd. thfravi@sltnet.lk The Tea & Herb Co. (Pvt) Ltd. www.silkenty.com Deegayu Ayurvedic & Botanica Products (Pvt) Ltd. www.deegayuayurvedic.wb.gs Bio Extracts www.barakaoil.com Link Natural Products (Pvt) Ltd. www.linknaturalproducts.com

HERBAL HEALTHCARE
The fast growing beauty and cosmetic industry has led Sri Lankan companies to explore products according to customer requirements. Natural herbs form the main ingredients of ayurvedic medicines including black seeds. A wide range of Ayurvedic herbal skin creams, facial scrubs,lotions, moisturizers, lip & make-up preparations, shampoos, personal deodorants and anti-perspirants, perfumed bath salts and other bath preparations are exported.

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Leading exporters
Ceramic World (Pvt) Ltd. agruk@sltnet.lk AMP Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd. www.dgl@eureka.lk Art Decoration Intel. (Pvt) Ltd. www.artdecorint.com Maximus (Pvt) Ltd. www.ecomaximus.com Barbara Sansoni Exports (Pvt) Ltd. www.barefoot.lk Selyn Exports (Pvt) Ltd. www.selynexports.com Srinco Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd. www.srnco.com Toys & Crafts Association ravi@goldenpalmcrafts.com

GIFTWARE
Sri Lanka offers the world an exclusive range of products including soft & wooden toys, arts & crafts, household items, handloom products, porcelain figurines, wellness & spa products. The diversified raw material base includes stone, clay, textile, wood, rush & reed, recycled paper, leather and metal. Elephant dung, water hyacinth, banana fibre, tea refuse, paddy husk and wild grass are a few of the eco- friendly materials used in recycled paper. Products conform to international standards such as EN 71, ASTM and CE marking.

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Leading exporters
Michelangelo Footwear (Pvt) Ltd. www.michelangroup.com Palla & Co. (Pvt) Ltd. www.pallacompany.com D Samson Industries Ltd. www.dsi.lk Bettans Lanka Exports (Pvt) Ltd. www.bettansshoes.com Ceylon Leather Products PLC info@clplsrilanka.com Saraa Os Leather (Pvt) Ltd. www.saraaosl.com Sri Lanka Footwear & Leather Goods Association sarathpe@sltnet.lk

FOOTWEAR & LEATHER PRODUCTS


Sri Lanka produces a diverse range of modern shoes such as canvass and rubber boots, thongs, sports & leather shoes etc. using a variety of raw materials. Sri Lanka produces for international brands, such as Marks & Spencer, Bata France, H.H. Browns, Clarks, Aerosoles and Nike. We also supply ostrich leather products to international brands including Playboy, Golddiga, Helen Kamanski and Pacha.

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Leading exporters
Spado Intl (Pvt) Ltd. spadoint@sltnet.lk Ceylon Foliage (Pvt) Ltd. ceylonfoliage@sltnet.lk Asian Cuttings Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.asiancuttings.com Omega Green (Pvt) Ltd. www.omegagreenlanka.com Mike Flora Intl. (Pvt) Ltd. www.mikeflora.com Sri Lanka Floriculture Produce Exporters Association ramyar@dialogsl.net

FLORICULTURE
Sri Lanka is endowed with diverse climatic conditions due to her varied terrain, enabling her to develop floriculture products ranging from tropical to temperate. Sri Lanka produces a bounty of exportable cut flowers, live plants & decorative foliage species. Indoor plant varieties such as Draceana, Cordyline, Agalonema, Codiaeum, Ficus, Livistonia, Polycias, Ixora & Epipremnum are exported from Sri Lanka. In addition, flowers such as Carnations, Roses, Gerberas, Chrysanthemums, Lilies, Anthuriums & Heliconia are also grown for export.

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Leading exporters
Haycarb PLC www.haycarb.com Jacobi Carbons Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. www.jacobi.net J B Carbons (Pvt) Ltd. carbon@jb.slt.lk Bieco Link Carbons (Pte) Ltd. www.biecolink.com Carbon Products Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. coaltech@sltnet.lk

ACTIVATED CARBON
Activated carbon is produced in Sri Lanka from coconut shell based charcoal which is not chemically treated and is therefore ideally suited for use in food processing and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Activated carbon from Sri Lanka is used in a multitude of air, gas and liquid purifications, separation and recovery of precious metals from ores, chemical & paramedical industry and in water purification.

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Chairman & Chief Executive


No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka. Tel: +94 11 2300712 / Fax: +94 11 2300715 E-mail: chairman@edb.tradenetsl.lk Web: www.srilankabusiness.com