Marina Square Highlights Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka at the Investment Opportunity Forum
Marina Square – Uptown Colombo, Sri Lanka’s first and largest harbor front development project, attracted the attention of outstanding entrepreneurs, representatives of the real estate industry and people of all circles in China at the recently held Sri Lanka Investment Opportunity and Real Estate Investment Forum. Hosted at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in China, the Forum was attended by Dr. Karunasena Kodithuwakku – Sri Lankan Ambassador in China and Mr. Alexi Gunasekara – Minister (Commercial) to China
Sri Lanka participates in the Food Ingredient Europe 2019 in Paris
Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris, jointly with the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organized the Sri Lanka`s participation in the “Food Ingredient Europe - 2019 exhibition” which was held from 3rd to 5th December 2019 in Paris, France.
Business and Investment Promotion Programme in Kerala by Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai
Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner to Southern India, V.Krishnamoorthy along with Minister (Commercial) Yasantha De Silva undertook an official visit to Kerala from 18-20 December, 2019 with the objective of highlighting the trade and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.
Mega Consumer Tourism Promotion at Sri Lanka Food and Cultural Festival - 2019 in Sydney
Sri Lankan Tourism Consumer Promotional Event which was jointly organised by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), was held at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour from 23rd to 24th November 2019.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Turkey Host Networking Reception to Boost B2B Contact between Sri Lanka –Turkey Travel Agents
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Turkey organized business networking reception for the visiting Sri Lankan travel trade delegation participated at the EXPO Travel Ankara fair 2019 at the Embassy on 14th November 2019.
Sri Lanka Participated at the Annual Tea Festival at Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario
Fourth annual Tea Festival held at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario from 9th to 10th November 2019
Sri Lanka awarded as “A place of charm that works towards the future” at IVIAGGIATORI in Switzerland in November 2019
The Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka to the UN and WTO in Geneva, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, organized Sri Lanka’s participation at the Swiss International Holiday Exhibition for the second consecutive year, successfully from 1st to 3rd November 2019.
Sri Lanka Participates at Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) 2019 Food and Beverage International Exhibition in Toronto
The event was held in Toronto from 22 to 23 October 2019. Sri Lanka’s national participation was coordinated by the High Commission in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Toronto together with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Export Development Board (EDB), and Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka.

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“Raising living standards of the people through international trade relations”

Mission

“To develop and promote Sri Lanka’s foreign trade relations at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels by the effective implementation of government trade policy, with a view to raising the standards of living and realizing a higher quality of life through the increase of total production, income and employment levels, thereby actively contributing to the overall economic growth of Sri Lanka.”

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 Sri Lanka, the Theme Country for 2019, attends the 6th South Asia EXPO from 12th to 18th June in Kunming with 104 Sri Lankan Exhibitors in an area of 600 Sqm Pavilion showcasing our major export products such as Tea, Gem and Jewelry, Handicrafts, Spices, Ayurvedic products and Agricultural Products as well as featuring Sri Lanka as a major investment and tourism destination highlightingColombo Port City , Sri Lanka – the Hub of South Asia and many more tourism attractions to the large visitors from China .
This year the event is scheduled to be held at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exposition will feature 17 pavilions and 7,500 booths, including the Belt and Road investment and cooperation pavilion, the green energy pavilion and the forest ecological products pavilion.
The China-South Asia Expo and Kunming Trade Fair are two investment extravaganzas designed for further integrate the Spring City's economy with those of China's neighbors.
The Sri Lankan Pavilion is organized by the Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce together with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing, with the active support and cooperation from the FCCISL, Sri Lanka Tea Board and the National Gem and Jewelry Authority.
Many Sri Lankan small and medium scale enterprises are provided with the opportunity to display their unique products in a platform to expose to the wide Chinese market as well as the international buyers. This year’s event will be attended by exhibitors from 80 countries and visitors from more than 100 countries.
The volume of trade between China and South Asian has been growing over the past years. Sri Lanka exports to China was at a mere 35 Million USD in 2007 and now it has reached to more than 230 Million USD.  China is the third largest country for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in 2018, has been increasing its investment in the island nation’s development significantly in the recent years .