Export awards 2018 Govt. committed to empower export sector – President

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By Sandun A. Jayasekera 

President Maithripala Sirisena said the future budget suggestions will consider in eradicating the barriers faced by exporters. The government was constantly committed to empowering and encouraging exporters and to solve their problems as exports is the engine of growth of the economy.   

President Maithripala Sirisena made these remarks while addressing the Presidential Exports Awards Ceremony 2018 at the BMICH.   

This Awards Ceremony, which appreciates the outstanding exporters was organized by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) for the 22nd time.   

The overall awards included: ‘Exporting Conglomerate of the Year’, ‘Sri Lanka Exporter of the Year’, ‘Employment Provider in the Export Industry’, ‘Sri Lankan Export Brand’, ‘Nett Foreign Exchange Earner’, ‘Best Emerging Exporter’, ‘Market Diversified Exporter’, ‘Woman Exporter of the Year’, ‘Contributor from the Regions to the Export Supply Chain’ and ‘Contributor to Sustainable Development in Exports’. 

The President further said that although there are many achievements we acquired in the export sector in comparison to the year 2015, there are many achievements yet to be made.   

The President pointed out the need to eliminate the barriers in the export sector and to strengthen the production process that would be suitable for the overseas market. 

Minister Malik Samarawickrama, State Ministers Sujeewa Senasingha, Eran Wickremarathna and Harsha de Silva were also present at this ceremony.   


President pointed out the need to eliminate barriers in export sector