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Sri Lanka Export Development Board

02. Export Marketing Support

Trade, Business & Industry

Organisation: Sri Lanka Export Development Board

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name of the service

  • trade fairs, buyer/seller meetings, matchmaking programmes overseas
  • seminars/workshops/capacity building training
  • national branding programmes to promote the image of the country and business image of sri lanka internationally.
  • international cooperation programmes on trade promotion
  • edb scheme of assistance for exporters’ own marketing efforts overseas


trade fairs
organizes among others the international trade fairs such as the sial fair, south asian countries trade fair, paperworld.

selling missions
conducts selling missions, incoming trade missions, and other export promotion projects in-store promotions, specialized exhibitions and special product displays abroad.

business matching
assists buyers and exporters in making appropriate contacts.

technical and export marketing assistance
coordinates integrated technical and export marketing assistance programs to foster the growth of emerging export industries.


market research
understanding the market is key in deciding where, when, what and how to export. guided by the market /product combination approach, we undertake market research activities to formulate appropriate market entry and penetration strategies for exporters. export marketing plans * latest market forecasts,* export strategies on sri lanka’s priority sectors,* business counseling and coaching, * buyer-seller facilitation.

export skills development
helps you to acquire and enhance the requisite skills and knowledge to competitively manage your export business. we offer training on export marketing and planning, pricing, standards and market access requirement and more.

market promotion
showcases the marketability of  product   &  services  and  develops  the  sri lanka’s image as a reliable supply source. we help you mainstream your product with national branding initiatives and actively advise you on media and promotion strategies.


  • assists exporters looking for updated market information
  • seeks the resolution of market access problems
  • explore and identify market opportunities
  • business support trade promotion
  • promote sri lankan products through sri lanka missions overseas,  

          trade centres & export promotion centres overseas

for whom..?

  • exporters
  • potential exporters
  • foreign buyers
  • sri lanka missions overseas
  • foreign missions & agencies in sri lanka
  • government organizations
  • public

what sort of information is available?

market intelligence on export markets, market research on potential markets, market opportunities & threats, export statistics, buyer information

how can obtain the service?

  • telephone
  • fax
  • email
  • letters
  • web site
  • visiting the head office or regional offices

any charge?

information is free. participation at events depends on the programme.

time taken to provide services

depends on the customer needs generally (10 minutes to 01 hour)


required documents

business registration certificate and more details depend on the programme.


market development division

to whom to contact to obtain this service







ms. jeevani siriwardena




deputy director

mr. prasanna jayasinghe




deputy director

ms. anoma premathilake




deputy director

ms. indu alahapperuma




deputy director

ms. chandra kiriella




deputy director

mr. gamini tissa kumara




organization information

sri lanka export development board

ndb/edb tower
no. 42, navam mawatha,
colombo 02.
sri lanka
po box 1872

ms. malani baddegamage
telephones:+94-11-2300705 -11
fax nos:+94-11-2300715
email: edb@edb.gov.lk
website: www.srilankabusiness.com