Presidential Export Awards on Sept 14 | Sunday Observer

Presidential Export Awards on Sept 14

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The 21st Presidential Export Awards ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m. at the BMICH.

President Maithripala Sirisena will be the chief guest.

The Presidential Export Awards (PEA) initiated by the EDB in 1981, is presented to exporters who have made a significant contribution to exports.

This year’s ceremony will recognize and salute the exporters for their excellence in the year 2016 and the awards symbolize the national recognition of the exporters, particularly in non-traditional products and services. The selections were made by an eminent panel headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court. In all, sixty awards will be presented. Eleven special overall awards, 15 for highest foreign exchange earners, and 34 sectoral awards for Best Value Added Exporters.