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Sri Lankan Exporters Optimistic on Outlook 2024, despite Challenging Global Outlook
The recently released fifth Export Barometer Survey by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce showcases the resilience of Sri Lankan exporters despite a challenging global outlook. In a survey covering 2023 and forecasting 2024, exporters expressed confidence in their growth prospects.

Amidst economic dynamics, the export sector exhibited robust growth in 2023. Exporters stressed that increasing utility prices and the cost of transport and logistics posed significant challenges during 2023. Service-oriented exporters grappled with a lack of skilled labour, highlighting a sector-specific challenge that warrants attention. However, most exporters identified new business opportunities, leading to workforce expansion to meet growing production demands.

Digital transformation was a key trend, with exporting firms, especially SMEs, leveraging digital tools for streamlined processes. From digital marketing to cutting-edge technologies, exporters embraced innovation to enhance global visibility.

Political stability and a consistent energy supply were identified as crucial facilitators for operational optimization. Despite global uncertainties, Sri Lankan exporters remain optimistic about economic and export growth in 2024. Looking ahead, exporters plan to implement strategic measures, including adopting more competitive pricing strategies, to boost export orders.

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LEARN and UNESCO Chair of APU Sign MoU to Empower Sri Lankan Educators
Recognising the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the modern digital world, the Lanka Research and Education Network (LEARN) signed an MoU with the UNESCO Chair of Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia, to equip Sri Lankan educators with AI skills. This partnership aims to enhance teaching quality and research efforts by effectively empowering teachers and university lecturers to utilise AI. Through various initiatives, educators will gain proficiency in using AI as a supporting tool to offer enriched learning experiences to students. Thus, this partnership signals a promising step towards positively transforming Sri Lanka’s educational landscape.

The partnership’s inaugural initiative will introduce the AI for Innovative Design & Education (AIDE) programme to Sri Lanka. The AIDE programme is designed to equip local educators with essential AI knowledge so they can utilise it effectively and responsibly. Happening from the 11th to the 14th of March 2024, the first stage of the programme will host a series of workshops for a select group of educators. Working alongside Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education, LEARN has opened these workshops to higher education academics,

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SriLankan Cargo partners with cargo.one to digitalize sales
SriLankan Cargo and cargo.one today unveiled an exciting global partnership to bring the Sri Lankan national carrier’s cargo capacity to the leading platform for digital air cargo bookings. Comprising its very first digital sales channel for air cargo, cargo.one will soon deliver its user-friendly and efficient booking platform for all SriLankan Cargo’s global offers. The addition of SriLankan Cargo services further adds to cargo.one’s renowned depth and diversity of supply options. The deal reflects cargo.one’s ability to deliver airlines a first class digital sales channel with a broad and competitive presence in all relevant markets. SriLankan Cargo will provide freight forwarders using cargo.one with valuable connectivity to a global network of 37 destinations in 21 countries across Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East and Australia.

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