The 21st Presidential Export Awards (PEA) organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).
President Maithripala Sirisena will be the chief guest at this event.
The PEA, initiated by the EDB in 1981, is the most prestigious award for exports in Sri Lanka and is presented to the exporters who have made a significant contribution to Sri Lanka’s 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.
PEA 2016 is organised under the leadership of EDB Chairperson and Chief Executive Indira Malwatte and the guidance and directions of Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe.
The selections for the awards were done by an eminent panel headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court. In total, 60 awards will be presented during the ceremony: 11 special overall awards, 15 for highest foreign exchange earners and 34 sectoral awards for best