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Newsletter from Sweden-Sri Lanka Business Council


Sweden is currently slowly returning back to normal after the holiday season. It has been a very active summer from the business council perspective two visits have been taken place in Colombo with a number of interesting meetings with relevant companies and government authorities.

The interest for Sweden-Sri Lanka business is also picking up in the aftermath of Foreign Minister Wallströms visit Sri Lankan earlier this year.

The Hon.Minister Harin Fernando, Minister for IT- & Telecommunication, has visited Stockholm and met many people. One them the Swedish Minister for Housing and IT, Mr Peter Eriksson.

The coming week FORMEX fair starts in Stockholm and two companies from Sri Lanka will exhibit (Kandygs and Dankotuwa).

In this newsletter there are a number of articles about infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka and also about different countries are doing -for example Singapore.

Take the opportunity to download material about the Megapolis project. This is just one of many projects were Swedish companies can find business.

There are also number of fairs coming in Colombo. In most of the cases there are possibilities to good prices on flight tickets via the organisers and most often hotel accommodation will be provided. You however, need to contact the Sri Lankan Embassy in Stockholm before. 

Representatives from the business council will be in Sri Lanka as follows;

1-15 October. The dates in October are in connection with the WEDF. We welcome Swedish companies to visit and we will be glad to assist in any possible way to make sure that the visit is successful. Contact Sec.Gen Leif I Ohlson (

Join us for WEDF

SSLBC will be participating in WEDF and would like to extend a welcome to Swedish companies interested doing business with Sri Lanka to visit the expo.

We will have the opportunity to assist you during your visit and share our knowledge about doing busniess in Sri Lanka.

Please see this flyer - link for more information about accommodation packages and program. 

Contact Embassy of Sri Lanka for info


Singapore signs deal to help develop Sri Lanka's Western Region

SINGAPORE 18 Jul: International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) and the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development (MoMWD) of Sri Lanka signed an agreement to collaborate on business development in Sri Lanka's Western Region Megapolis on Monday.

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A focus on niche products and apparel manufacturing exports in Sri Lanka

An apex industry and the largest foreign exchange earner, Sri Lanka’s apparel manufacturing sector stands as one of the country’s greatest strengths.

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Japan to help SL resolve NCP garbage problem

Japan agreed to provide garbage disposal machines capable of converting decomposable plastic and polythene garbage into patrol and diesel and other decomposable garbage and waste into compost fertilizer.

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According to a number of Sri Lankan news media outlets, the Government of Sri Lanka has greenlit the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF)’s request for a squadron – potentially eight to twelve – new multi-role fighter aircraft (Colombo Gazette and Daily News).

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ADB grants Sri Lanka US$ 128 million for Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management program

Aug 12, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide US$ 128 million for the implementation of the Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program to provide safe water and full sanitation coverage in the capital city area.

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Download info about Megapolis

Private sector financing opportunities for clean energy projects in Sri Lanka

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka - Canada Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in keeping with its unwavering commitment to the membership and the community organized an interactive session recently with the participation of IFC, 

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Licences for mini solar power plants

Licenses will be issued to SME entrepreneurs for the first time to set up mini solar power plants in the country.

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority Chairman Keerthie Wickramaratne said the power generated from these plants will be purchased by the government at attractive prices.

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Ny satsning på innovativa och tidigt internationaliserade företag - Born Globals

Regeringen har idag som ett led i Sveriges exportstrategi gett Business Sweden i uppdrag att hjälpa innovativa och tidigt internationaliserade företag det vill säga Born Globals, att snabbare utveckla sin export. I uppdraget ingår även att locka utländska startup-företag att etablera sig i Sverige.

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Korea offers USD300 mn development loan to Sri Lanka

A framework arrangement enabling Sri Lanka to obtain soft loans from the government of Korea up to 300 million dollars till 2018 was signed on July 13, 2016. This Framework Arrangement is based on the agreement between the two governments signed in December 1995 concerning Loans from the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF).

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S'pore pledges support to modernise Colombo Port

Singapore's South Asian Region Chief Executive Ong Kim Pong said he had already undertaken a study on the development of the Eastern Container Yard of the Colombo Port and pledged that the country's Ports Authority would extend its support to expand and modernise Sri Lanka’s ports. Read more

Fairs in Sri Lanka

Facets Sri Lanka

1-4 September 2016


Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association will provide accommodation to the Foreign Buyers during this fair, based on the Buyer's Profile and recommendation by the Embassy.

Colombo Maritime Conference

21-23 September 2016


 Sri Lanka Design Festival

4-6 November 2016


Newsletter with previous articles

SSLBC newsletter with more articles 

3 June 2016

30 June 2016

Projects Identification Report

Report with many of the projects 

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Sweden-Sri Lanka Business Council

The purpose of Sweden Sri Lanka Business Council (SSLBC) is to promote business, friendship, goodwill and understanding between Sweden and Sri Lanka through personal networks and contacts.

 SSLBC shall create contacts with relevant trade associations, business  intermediaries and companies in both countries in order to encourage business and trade between Sweden and Sri Lanka.  

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SWEDEN 769615-0346

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