Sri Lankan exporters turn to fromsrilanka.com platform to access local manufactured products
Exporters and potential exporters of Sri Lankan products are reportedly showing an increased interest and confidence in the www.fromSriLanka.com platform.
According to local media reports, so far over 100 companies small to large have gone through the registration process with many more getting on board continuously.
“I feel that this is the link that Sri Lanka was missing. IT-BPM services are booming due to the rapid digital transformation happening around the world. We have many products and services to support this in Sri Lanka so this will be a great platform to showcase our products and service and I am confident that I will be able to find more business opportunities through the fromSrilanka.com platform,” Creative Software Director Sushena Ranatunga has been quoted as saying in the Daily FT.
“Our products are really a celebration of Sri Lanka’s biodiversity. We are really excited to be part of the fromSrilanka.com B2B platform to further expand our exports and take our brands provenance to the global market,” Nature’s Beauty Creations Ltd. Head of Exports Shamindi Kumarasinghe has also been quoted as saying.
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka is proud to offer the fromSriLanka.com website as a one stop business to business (B2B) buyer and seller connectivity platform, aimed at supporting Sri Lankan companies to promote their products and services to global buyers.
Catering to a range of over 900 product/service types from tea, rubber, coconut, spices and Ayurvedic items to apparel, gemstones, and furniture or services such as software development to BPO solutions the platform is expected to host thousands of Sri Lankan manufacturers and service providers, very soon enticing millions of global business buyers, the media report states.
The National Chamber is reportedly working closely with Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Industry Associations across every industry to promote exports from Sri Lanka through this platform with multiple other initiatives, with an objective of generating US$ 1 billion worth of new export leads within the next two years.
This platform is developed in partnership with Oracle using the latest performance and security features and utilises a very responsive web design which is suitable for any PC, mobile phone or tablet using the most popular browsers.
“FromSriLanka.com platform is bound to make a significantly positive step in promoting foreign trade and earning valuable foreign exchange to Sri Lanka and would create a new era for Sri Lankan products in the global market,” National Chamber of Commerce President Asela De Livera has said.
Sri Lanka’s manufacturing sector has continued operations despite challenges posed by the global Covid 19 pandemic. Also, Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean, ease of doing business environment and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country have helped boost local exports in the international market. In this backdrop, the fromSriLanka platform would further help the local exports manufacturing sector. Foreign businesses/investors keen on engaging in Sri Lanka’s manufacturing exports sector could look at local products and manufacturers through platforms like the one mentioned above.