Last year Sri Lanka export value was US $ 10 billion and by 2015 the government targets US $ 15 billion and by 2020 US $ 20 billion, said President of National Chamber of Commerce (NCE), Dr Jagath Peiris.
For the first time the National Chamber of Commerce (NCE) will introduce a special award to honour High Tech value addition from next year.
We hope that with the introduction of this award more exporters would be encouraged to more into high tech exports, Geoffrey Tillekeratne, Director Member Services NCE said.
He said that this helped the rupee to stabilize and if market forces were given to determine ratio the US $ dollar would have gone beyond Rs 150.
He said that though there is a drop of exports in the first few months of this year.
This would be corrected with exports being diverted to new markets, where recession would not have an impact. Dr Pieris also said that exporters also have to cope with high freight rates, cross rates and high tech competitors from other countries. I think Sri Lanka's success is with value addition, he said.
This year's National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka's (NCE) 20th Annual NCE Exports Awards would be held on September 21.
The Annual Export Awards conducted by the NCE, is a high profile and looked forward to event in the business calendar of Sri Lanka.
Special gold awards are given to the best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter, the Best Woman Exporter, the Most Innovative Exporter and the Most Value Adding Exporter.