Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board working to enhance exports related to packaging, stationery and publishing
The Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka has reportedly formed a steering committee consisting of high level stakeholders and experts in the printing industry in a bid to assist the drive towards enhancing exports covering three major areas – packaging, stationery and publishing.
Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) sources have been quoted in the media as saying that this action was taken at a meeting between the EDB printing sector team and frontline members of the SLAP as a major step in the “Go-Global” initiative of the printing industry.
According to reports, the EDB is also in the process of completing a coffee table book to be placed at Sri Lankan and foreign embassies and such other locations to promote the capabilities of the Sri Lankan printing industry for export growth.
SLAP has further noted that in addition two short video clips are being produced to complement the message given in the coffee-table book that can be shown in export promotion events as well as to be used by printing companies as a curtain raiser to their individual presentations.
Delan Silva, first Vice President of SLAP, was elected chairman of the new committee at the meeting presided over by Saman Maldeni – Director – Export Services of EDB. Ranjith Fernando, President of SLAP also participated in the discussions
The other members of the new committee are: Krishna Ravindran -Printcare Plc; Keerthi Gunawardene – Graphic Systems; Giridaran – Intermart Printers; Chaminda Kariyawasam- Softwave Printing and Packaging; Dilum Fernando JF&I Packaging; S. Sunandini, Gunaratne Offset; Dammikka Siriwardhana – Design –Logics and Dinesh Kulatunga – Neptune Publications; Ananda Wickramaratne – Ingrin Institute of Printing and Graphics and Lal Jayawardene (SLAP). EDB’s printing sector team will also be part of the committee.
Sri Lanka’s printing industry through its “Go Global” initiative now backed by the support of country’s Export Development Board would open up new investment/business opportunities in the printing sector. The push towards promoting exports in the fields of packaging, stationery and publishing from Sri Lanka is a new investment/business opportunity that has opened up in the country.
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