It has been decided by the Coconut Development Authority that obtaining prior approval for newly opening is mandatory, in terms of the Coconut Development Act No. 46 of 1971 and amendments thereof and as per the Gazette Notification No. 15009/09.
If you are interested in opening a coconut related industry, you may submit a request along with your project proposal including the following information to obtain the prior approval for your industry.
District and divisional secretariat where the industry will be initiated
Detail of new materials to be use
Local/foreign market for the proposed products
Technological system that would be adopted
Job opportunities expected to be generated
Other information of the project
Since the committee appointed for grant of approval for new industries met in January, May and September every year, your request should be sent prior to it by registered post to the address below or handed over by visiting the processing Development Section, Coconut Development Authority, No. 11, Duke Street, Colombo 01.
For more details contact to Coconut Development Authority,
If you are the famer and looking forward to excel your production capacity and lacking with finance, here is a solution from Government of Sri Lanka. Development Finance department made a new loan scheme call “Ran Aswenna” though the leading banks an interest subsidy loan scheme to empower the skill.
Paving the path to a new era in agriculture, ‘Ran Aswenna Loan Scheme’, offers loans with a 50% interest subsidy to facilitate productivity enhancement and commercialization of farming.
These loans which seek to drive your growth can be obtained from following banks for concessional Interest rates
Bank of Ceylon
Regional Development Bank
Sri Lanka Saving Bank
For more details contact: Development Finance Department – 011 2 484 572/ 011 2 337 527 or see below image
Empowering your efforts to conquer life, the Interest Subsidy Loan Scheme Programme introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka, seeks to maximize your true potential by opening diverse employment opportunities that drive you towards the zenith of success. The Loan Scheme Programme which strengthens the unwavering efforts of driven and determined individuals is hereby bestowed upon the Nation.
Loan Schemes name as
Ran Aswenna Loan Scheme
Rivi Bala Savi Loan Scheme
Soduru Piyasa Housing Development Loan Scheme
Govi Navoda Loan Scheme
Diri Saviya Loan Scheme
Jaya Isura Loan Scheme
Riya Shakthi Loan Scheme
Madya Aruna Loan Scheme
For more details contact to Development Finance Department on or visit any of the Lisence commercial bank nearby or see below image
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) proposes to organize a SME pavilion at Facets Sri Lanka – International Gem & Jewellery Show 2017 to be held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center from 31st August to 3rd September 2017. Sri Lanka Export Development Board invites applications from the SME Jewellery Manufacturers to Exhibit on their pavilion.
To provide an opportunity for 15 -18 Small & Medium Scale Gem & Jewellery manufacturers to showcase their products and to make use of the event as a platform to enter into the international market.
Applications are invited from SME manufacturers, exporters and potential exporters of gold, silver and fashion jewellery. Students of jewellery designing schools will also be given an opportunity to display their designs & products at the EDB Pavilion.
Cost of Participation
Selected SME’s will be provided with space and display facilities by the EDB. All other relevant costs including production of sample jewellery collections under the guidance of the EDB will have to be borne by the individual companies.
Application & Selection
Application should be made on the prescribed form available at the Industrial Products Division (6th Floor) or Provincial Offices of the EDB. The applications could also be downloaded from the EDB website, www.srilankabusiness.com under “Announcements”. Duly completed application forms should be sent to reach the Director, Industrial Products, EDB before 31.03.2017.
For further details, please contact Mrs. Madurika Menikpura, Export Promotion Officer Tel: 011 -2300705 – Ext. 360 or see below image
National Aquaculture Development Authority, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka invite applications for new projects in aquaculture.
On the proposed Budget for 2017, Rs. 1,200 million has been allocated to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. This allocation is for poverty elimination and livelihood development through self-employment projects, providing infrastructure facilities and initiation of new employment opportunities. Applications are called for from Sri Lankan citizens, for the under mentioned projects by the National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri lanka.
Small Scale Ornamental Fish Farming
Gampaha/ Colombo/ Kalutara/ Hambanthota/ Puttlam
Unemployed youth/ ladies/ widows
Investment Allocation by Government
Cultivation of sea weeds
Klinochchi/ Jaffna/ Mannar/ Puttlam
Family members involved in small scale fisheries projects unemployed youth/ladies
Investment Allocation by Government
Fresh Water Fish Farming in Home Garden (Mud) Ponds
People already involved in fresh water fish farming
Investment Allocation by Government
If you are interested to start and maintain one of the above projects, if you have the facilities to start the project, and if you are a permanent resident of the specified district, please submit your application according to the model application form printed below to Chairman,National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka, no. 41/1, New Parliament road, Pelawatta, Battaramulla by registered post on or before 15.04.2017. Please mention the name of the project on the top left hand corner on the envelope.
For further details please contact011 2786579/ 011 2786 498 / 01127865 78 or see below image
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Calling applications for the lease of wholesale business premises in the Dedicated Economic Centre along the Kanagapuram Road in Kilinochchi District. The objectives of the center are to provide a reasonable price to the farmers, create a competitive market place for the vendors and provide a reasonable price for the consumers.
This business premises have the following facilities:
40 No. of shops
Electricity and water connections and toilet facilities
General Free Conditions
Priority will be given to the permanent residents of Kilinochchi District.
The selected bidders should pay the twelve months rents as non-refundable security bond. (The monthly rent has estimated minimum Rs. 3500 and maximum Rs. 5.500).
Duly Completed sealed applications should be send through registered post, on or before 6th March 2017 address to the Government Agent/ District Secretary, Kilinochchi. On the top left hand corner of the envelope the caption should be clearly marked as Application for Business Premises in Dedicated Economic Center at Kilinochchi.
Suitable business persons will be selected by way of an interview. The dedicated economic center directly comes under the Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs and it’s managed by an appointed Management committee. As the chairmen of the management committee the government agent has the full authority to select or reject any applications.
For more details contact to District Planning Branch on 021 2285760 or see below image
National Engineering Research & Development Centre Of Sri Lanka (NERD Centre) invites manufactured, and developed, and introduced to the market successfully a Water Valve which is foot operated, that is made to happen, using newest and latest Technology, to be utilized very easily and effectively, in order to save the resources of water, whenever using, hand-operated water valves, wasting unnecessarily, our immensely valuable resource of water.
This is a very rare and valuable solution, to save the money expended by using the Hand Operated Water Valves, preventing the Wastages of us hand-operated water valves, which Technology is at the moment used mostly and abundantly, in factories, hostels, boarding houses, restaurant and canteens etc. at present.!!!
Specifications and Special Features of this Foot-Operated Valve:
Ability to save 50% of unutilized water when compared to Hand Operated Water Valves.
Easy to handle.
As it is foot-operated, there is capacity and capability to keep the both hands of the operator free from handling anything by hand.
Capable to obtain the quantity of water that is coming through the water valve, with a control and limitedly without any wastage.
It is utility equipment with a long period of usability.
Minimum number of Maintenance and repairs.
National Engineering Research and Development Centre of Sri Lanka (NERD Centre), envisages, and expects to handover the Manufacturing Technology of this Equipment, to the Interested Industrialists / Manufacturers, who have willingly and definitely shown actual interest, identifying them, and to supply and provide and offer to the local market, to manufacture and to be sold in local market.
(Technology Transfer Fee is Rs. 10,000.00 + Taxes relevant).
Accordingly, if you are interested, in obtaining the manufacturing technology of this valuable equipment of Foot-operated Water Valves, or may show your any interest, in obtaining further details and information, regarding this equipment, please feel free to have an opportunity to call us on Telephone No. 011-2234266 or to send or forward a letter of request by post, or an E-mail, to the address indicated below, including your name, address and contact telepone number .
The Address above referred to:
Director / Techno-Marketing Division,
National Engineering Research and Development Centre of Sri Lanka (NERD Center), No. 2/P, 17/B, Industrial Estate, Ekala, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka. Tel :011-2236384, 2236284, 2234266. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CMC Engineering Export GmbH representative Michael Perera come up with a great solution for the power crisis in 2018 and future of Sri Lanka power generations.
Michael Perera stated that power crisis in 2018 would be a short of 500 MW and the current alternative of Coal power cost would be USD 3.5 -4 million per MW And will take 5 years or more to build it. And Michael Perera suggested that Solar is cheaper, but it may needs 4-5 acres per MW 200 MW requires 3.25 KM2.
Therefore Michael Perera suggested a new project of Victoria Dam Floating Solar Area 22.7 KM2 with the Japanese technology. And this would sufficient for government to use200 MW from Victoria Dam ,200 MW from Kotmale Dam and 100MW from upper Kotmale Dam. The panels reduce evaporation to up to 70%.
For more details about this technology please do contact Michael Perera, CMC Engineering Export GmbH on 0722442390 or see below image
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The ministry of Public Enterprise Development in collaboration with Chilaw Plantations Limited wishes to invite from local and international private sectors, interested in investing, to submit their expressions of interest to carry out suitable economic development projects.
Chilaw Plantations Ltd, a state owned Plantations Company, consisted of 14,000 acres of coconut as the main crop in the Gampaha, Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts of Sri Lanka is a profitable and large scale Plantations Company. The management has decided to ustilise the land to be diversify for maximum utilizations of sustainable development to get the maximum out of the land to take advantage of the efficiency and productivity of the land as a boost to the development and economy of Sri Lanka. Due your attention and care is given that these industries must safeguard the environment by undertaking environment friendly projects and benefit the plantations sector. The projects for investments such identified by Chilaw Plantations Limited already are:
Inter cropping and mix cropping in coconut plantations.
Livestock management in coconut plantations.
Trade and commercial housing industry.
Value added coconut based products and further processing and processing projects in coconut plantations.
Wind Mills energy and Bio gas projects.
Eco tourism close to Coconut, Cashew, Lagoon and streams and any other identified projects.
Investors from the local and international private sector are hereby invited for private partnership in business, targeting the international and national markets,
Keeping with the government policy to invest and involve in the local and international private sector to participate and generate higher revenue from land and properties belongs to the state owned Chilaw Plantations Limited.
Information in this regard, could be collected from the Head office of the Chilaw Plantations Limited. No.165, Puttalam Road, Chilaw, from the Senior Accountant. No. 191, J.R. Jayawardena Center, Dharmapala Road, Colombo 7. Further details can be obtained from Head Office or Colombo Office, from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm. Application forms could be obtained on a payment of non refundable Rs. 5,000/- Field visits would be allowed during week days from morning 8.30 a.m to 4.00 p.m. evening for which prior approval has to be obtained from the Chairman. All the interested parties can send their application as per the format, under Registered cover, to
Sri Lanka Export Development Board Invites applications for the India Rubber Expo 2017 schedule to be on 19th to 21st January 2017 in Chennai, India.
The EDB with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai, India proposes to organize a Sri Lanka pavilion at the 9th India Rubber Expo International Exhibition to be held at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India from 19th to 21st January 2017.
To develop business contacts with India and other international buyers and explore the possibility of enhancing the visibility and promote Sri Lanka’s rubber products in the international market.
Products to be Promoted
Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes, Solid Tyres, Rubber Gloves, Rubber Foam Mattresses & Pillows, Rubber Carpets, Rubber Sports, Goods, Moulded and Extruded Rubber Products, Rubber Automotive products or any other value added rubber products.
Participants: Rubber products exporters/manufacturers in Sri Lanka.
Cost Of Participation
EDB may consider providing assistance towards part cost of stall rental with basic fixtures and fittings for the selected companies. All other expenses will have to be borne by the participants. Selections will be done by an interview panel appointed by the EDB.
Applications should be made on the prescribed form available at the Industrial Products Division of the EDB. The applications could also be downloaded from the EDB website www.srilankabusniess.com under “Announcements”. Duly completed applications should be sent to reach the Director, Industrial Products, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, NDB-EDB Tower, No. 42, Nawatn Mawatha, Colombo 02, on or before 10th November 2016.
For further details, please contact Mr. Susantha Premarathna, Assistant Director on Tel: 011-2300705 11 (Ext. 359) or see below image
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Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade Invite application for take part Electronic/Electrical Sector Business Delegation to Visit Chennai & Bangalore 22nd – 27th August 2016.
Electronics manufacturing is a growing industry in South India. Chennai has emerged as an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Hub of India. Products manufactured include circuit boards, automobile accessories, cellular phones, consumer electronics, PCs and related components, and digital equipment etc.
The EDB proposes to organize a business matchmaking programme with Indian Electronic Companies/ Associations/ Government Institutions in collaboration with the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai to explore the opportunities in the electronic/electrical sector market in South India from 22nd to 27th August 2016.Target participants will be from the Electronic Sector exporters and prospective exporters in Sri Lanka.
Cost of Participation
The EDB would meet the cost of organizing the business matchmaking programme and part of internal traveling cost within India. Personal costs such as air fare, accommodation, and part of internal traveling cost will have to be borne by the participating companies.
Application & Selection
Applications should be made in the prescribed form available at the 8th Floor, Export Services Division, EDB. Applications could also be downloaded from the website: www.srilankabusiness.com (under the section “Announcements”). Short listed applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee.
Duly completed application forms should be sent by hand, by e-mail, or by registered post to reach the Director/Export Services, EDB, before 08th July 2016.
For further details, please contact Mr. Akila / Ms. Vajira – Export Services Division, EDB on 011 2300705-11 ext. 283 & 284, mobile:0716855188 or Email: email@example.com for more details see below imageexport de
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Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging organizes a Lanka Pak 2016 Exhibition at BMICH from 6th to 8th May 2016. This event will provide all packaging solution for all verities of products available in Sri Lanka.
If you are into Business of Production, Packing is an important role for your products to attract your customer towards your products, therefore this exhibition will open your eye to improve your packing knowledge and wide range acceptable packaging solutions available worldwide.
Flexible Packaging Machinery
Rigid Packaging Machinery
Paper and Corrugate Industry Machinery
Primary Consumer Packing Machinery
Secondary Consumer Packing Machinery
Metal Packaging Machinery
Pharma Packaging Machinery
Auxiliary Equipment for Packaging Industry
Complementary Packaging Materials
Raw Materials and Intermediate Products for Packaging Production
Services for the Packaging Industry
Packaging Recycling Technologies
Printing Systems and Materials
Post-press Systems and Materials
Printing Materials, Consumables & Chemicals
For more details see below image or contact to Sri Lanka Institute of packaging on 076 8255587 or visit www.lankapak.com
Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka and Indian Trade Promotion Organisation have organized a Business to Business meeting point at India Sourcing Fair 2015 at SLECC, Colombo Sri Lanka.
This is a very good opportunity for entrepreneurs from both countries to start up and expand their business with Indian and Sri Lankan territory. Especially India is the main country supplies many goods and service imports to srilanka under SAFTA agreement and SAPTA agreement. Therefore these agreements would help many businesses to expand their sales and marketing between India and Sri Lanka at considerable tax relief environment.
Therefore make use this is a good opportunity to meet entrepreneurs from range of industries such as
Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Ayurveda Medicine & Herbal
Acupuncture & Healthcare
Plastic, Rubber & Leather
Hotel & Hospitality
Food & Beverage
Packaging & Printing
Date: 8th to 12th December 2015
Time: 10.00 Am to 7.00 Pm
Fee: Entrance Free
For more details see below image or contact to Organizing committee on 077 347 0808 / 077 720 3210
Rubber Development Department of Ministry of Plantation Industries Convenient way to obtain the certified Price of Rs. 350 paid to you for a Kilogram of Raw Rubber from 1st of July 2015.
You have to fulfill the following requirement for that
Possessing rubber cultivation with latex crop of less than 50 acres registered with Rubber Development Department, But,
The person who enjoys the rights of the land though he is not the registered owner but a dependent of his or a person to whom the rights have been entrusted.
The person who harvests latex in such a manner the harvest is divided.
Can receive the relevant certified price upon obtaining the ownership certificate given by the Rubber Development Department.
Steps should be taken to obtain an ownership certificate after registering with the Rubber Development Officer of the area where your land is situated for obtaining the certified price.
Should sell the sheet rubber, raw rubber or latex directly to a licensed rubber dealer or to an institution that produces rubber finished products registered with the Rubber Development Department.
Should produce the ownership certificate issued to you to the rubber dealer when selling rubber as stated above.
You can receive the following certified prices at the time of selling rubber for a kilogram of smoked sheet rubber or latex.
Kind of Rubber
RSS 1 and 2
RSS 4 and 5
Please call the Rubber Development Officer or the relevant Regional Office of your area for further details.
This certified price can be obtained only for rubber sold after 01.07.2015 and for the rubber sold prior to that date Regional Office of the Rubber Development Department will pay as per the earlier method. Bills for payment for the rubber supplied earlier will be received by the Regional Offices of the Rubber Development Department only up to 10.07.2015 and the bills submitted thereafter will not be paid.
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Being an Exporter of Goods in the Western Province, you should know rules and regulations and further knowledge in business. The Industrial Development Authority (Western Province) offers you wide range of service for you to carry out your business successfully with well ground knowledge.
Primary instructions with regard to export procedure
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Srilanka have commenced to export king coconut. Around 700,000 king coconuts have been exported during the first six months of this year. It is a 276 percent improvement in king coconut exporting.
And Sri Lanka has never imported coconuts since 2010 as the coconut industry achieved a huge progress with the establishment of the Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Ministry, Minister Jagath Pushpakumara said.
The new export venture will boost srilankan foreign income earning and will give a good foreign export exposure to the local king coconut manufacturer.
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The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), in association with the Department of Sri Lanka Customs and supported by DFCC Bank and DFCC Vardhana Bank will hold a series of half-day seminars on export and import procedures in order to educate the trade.
The seminar is with an objective to avoid unexpected encounters in Imports and exports even those with years of experience. The seminar organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and gives practical information that will help protect your company’s interests and maximize your opportunities in the global market place.
The seminar will cover areas such as goods classification and harmonized system, import procedures, goods valuation, export procedures, export facilitation, bonding and entrepot trade.
The first segment of the seminar series will be held on 14th July 2014, which will discuss the areas of goods classification and harmonized systems and import procedures and the expertise would be provided by Customs
The procedures on Export facilitation, bonding and entrepot trade will be discussed at the Ceylon Chamber on July 21, 2014. The presentation will be done by Customs Deputy Director S. Nethkunananthen. All three events will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on each of the dates.
To register for these seminars contact Sriyani on 5588877 or email: Sriyani@chamber.lk.