British High Commissioner John Rankin says he will encourage more UK companies to consider Sri Lanka as an ethical and profitable partner while the UK Trade and Investment Section of the British High Commission was having a record year in terms of enquiries from British companies wishing to do business in here and develop trade partnerships. "In that context I welcome the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to improve the business environment by tackling existing barriers to trade and streamlining bureaucracy. I also appreciate recent efforts by the government to ask local business leaders what they need from government to help them succeed," he said speaking at the AGM of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association.

Apparel Exporters Association Chairman Rohan Abayakoon on Monday bashed the Government for the lack of support given for the apparel industry despite it being a flag bearer in terms of export earnings and employment creation.

Abayakoon, addressing the AGM of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, stated that the Government had continued to ignore the concerns of the sector and that nothing had been done to improve Government/industry transparency.

SLDF invites industry leaders to host their employees to view SL Apparel fashion show

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority is on a massive investment drive to introduce short term, medium and long-term plans to improve port productivity whilst ensuring the smooth transition of all industry related functions.

“We have introduced a few systems which are working well at the moment and are ready with the physical infrastructure to go ahead with on line payment and clearing system and back office operations enabling any customer to work with Customs without any issue,” Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrama said. In keeping with the machinery replacement plan inside the port, plans are on to purchase gantry cranes to improve the berth and yard production. Accordingly, more rubber tyred gantry will be installed this year and next year.

Held as part of SLDF; organisers invite Sri Lanka’s apparel industry professionals to become a part of this milestone event

Renowned global opinion leaders and authorities in the spheres of fashion and apparel, including key personalities from the Sri Lanka Apparel industry will participate in an international gathering for the South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum focusing on establishing Sri Lanka’s position as South Asia’s apparel leader.

Vidhura Ralapanawe, along with four others worldwide is in the running to become a ‘Cultural Engineer’ at the Honda Dream Factory for his eco-friendly work. He tells Smriti Daniel what it’s all about

The Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing sector, which suffered a setback following the global economic turmoil in 2008, has started luring back overseas buyers, who had shifted their sourcing to other cost-competitive Asian countries.

“Mainly, Sri Lanka apparel’s overall offer is still relevant with our customers and they have a long and strong relationship with the vendor base here. Sri Lanka’s industry has also proven to be extremely resilient under trying conditions and continues to be a reliable supplier”, says M. Raghuraman, CEO – Corporate Marketing & Branding, Brandix Lanka Ltd.

Enters history books by securing latest Energy Management Systems certification in less than a month after its release

The Brandix Group has achieved another global first for Sri Lanka by becoming the first apparel manufacturer in the world to receive ISO 50001, less than a month after the stringent Energy Management Systems standard was introduced by the International Standards Organisation.

Sri Lanka Tourism marked its footprint with TRAIL, “A journey by the living, for life”, charity walk by joining the walkers at the Tourism premises Thursday morning. The charity walk commenced journeying on the 1 July 2011 from the southernmost point of Dondra and reached Colombo during early hours of Thursday.

Many staff members including the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism joined with the walkers as a mark of respect for this worthy course carried out by the organizers of this event.

Plans for expansion via Rs.1.2 billion IPO after; In FY 2011 revenue up 15% to $ 83.2 m and a net profit after tax up 23% $ 6.1m; Apparel sector bullish Chief Ashroff Omar says companies must grow to become regional players
By Uditha Jayasinghe

The Rs.1.2 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Textured Jersey (TJ) is to tap into the “tremendous” growth expected for Sri Lanka apparel said a top industry expert yesterday insisting that the country’s target of US$ 5 billion revenue by 2015 will be reached earlier if current growth rates are preserved.

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sri lanka garments 2016Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
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