Exporters who are dedicated to uplifting the national economy have been feted. They received Presidential Export Awards. Ceylon Biscuits Limited was the best exporter.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Export Ceremony was held at Temple Trees. President Rajapaksa conferred awards to the achievers in export in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The significant role of exporters in contributing to the economic development and progress of the country was recognized at this 18th Presidential Export Awards Ceremony.
Awards were conferred in recognition of excellence in different categories and capacities which included the best Sri Lankan Brand Exporter, the best Small and Medium Scale Enterprise Exporter as well as the exporters who had performed best in exporting to the highest number of destinations, making the largest contribution to rural development, achieving the highest net foreign exchange and the Exporter of the Year for each year in the past three years. 57 awards and 40 certificates of merits were presented.
The event also saw the launch of Ceylon Cinnamon Logo for the export of Sri Lankan cinnamon known for its quality. Minister Risath Bathiudeen, Deputy Minister Jayaratne Herath, Senior Government Officials and many foreign industrialists graced the occasion.