The Export Development Board (EDB) is a prestigious government institution that does yeoman service to promote Sri Lankan exports overseas. Until recently, the Exporters Directory was only available in traditional book format.
The EDB in collaboration with Rainbow Pages - the only directory information provider in our country backed by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) the flagship telecommunication provider to the nation have created a breakthrough by taking steps to produce a state-of-the-art electronic Export Directory and Web Export Directory to suit the modern digital era of today.
The e-Export Directory comes with the latest IT innovations and convenient features like easy to flip glossy pages, adjustable font size and high definition coloUr. Furthermore the official Rainbow Pages web portal has an Exporters Directory included therein (www.rainbowpages.lk/export). This provides visitor's access to exporters in Sri Lanka with a special web link that helps liaising via e mail easy to obtain further information.
The release of the Export Directory CD that includes the National Directory CD is a valuable asset. Thus, any person can have access to all Island Residential Directory Information including details on Exporters through this Directory CD. Also the Exporters Directory is of small file size and can be freely downloaded from the web site and distributed or shared via e mail.
The continuously updated e Directory gives a listing of all the currently registered exporters in Sri Lanka. The powerful search mechanisms contained in this directory helps to locate exporters with maximum ease. The information on exporters is subdivided into 11 categories and further divided into 25 subcategories.
For example Tea Exporters can be found under the general category Tea, or could be searched for in the category of Tea Packets, Tea Bags, Green Tea or Wholesale Tea Merchants. Due to quick updating, the latest export businesses in Sri Lanka would be listed.
This Export Directory provides an opportunity for interactive e commerce among foreign entrepreneurs looking for businesses in Sri Lanka and local businessmen looking for foreign markets,
The production of these latest electronic products to disseminate exporter's information is in keeping with the policy of the government to make Sri Lanka the hub of Asian business. It also lends support to the five year plan of the EDB to capture the international export market. Mr. Janaka Rathnaayake the CEO of the EDB and Mr. Malraj Balapitiya the CEO of SLT Publications (Pvt.) Ltd., have done a commendable job by teaming together to come up with a truly cutting edge product that will be a catalyst of economic development in our country.
Copies of the e Export Directory CD can be obtained from the Export Development Board at Navam Mawatha or its regional offices located island wide in the near future.