|Israel High-Tech mission to arrive in Sri Lanka|
Exports to Israel increased by a strong 30%
A top Israeli Business and High-Tech mission is scheduled to arrive in Colombo. This is the strongest such delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka in recent times. Among the delegation are high-end Israeli companies in dairy, agriculture, high tech, water and tourism. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Israel would lead the 30 strong mission to Sri Lanka whose visit was now scheduled from August 25th to 31st-2013.
Annually, such diamond exports exceed $ 40 mn mark and in 2012, Israel became the second largest Lankan diamond buyer with a total of $ 54 mn. According to the Export Development Board, Sri Lanka’s overall exports to Israel increased by a strong 30% in 2012 to $ 74.36 mn. Diamonds were the leading export in 2012 with 73% of total exports, followed by tea, frozen fish, rubber products, and textile articles. “The Lankan embassy in Tel Aviv has lined up nearly 50 business giants and personalities to visit Sri Lanka for partnerships and joint ventures in dairy, agriculture, high tech, water and tourism.