Last update:Thu, 18 Apr 2024

Sri Lanka targets the growing European market for organic food products at BIOFACH 2023, Germany

Biofach2023 4A delegation from Sri Lanka participated at the ‘BIOFACH’ Trade Fair, world’s largest annual organic food products trade show, held from 14 to 17 February 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany. This annual trade fair held since 1990 attracts food industry professionals from across the world. This year, 2,765 exhibitors from 95 countries participated in the trade fair. The fair was also attended by 36,000 trade visitors from 135 countries. Germany is one of the largest organic food markets in the world and BIOFACH figures show that the organic sector recorded revenues of €15.3 billion for the German organic market in 2022. In Europe, Germany is the largest market for organic products as well as the largest organic producer. In addition, veganism is increasingly popular in Germany creating export opportunities for meat and dairy substitutes as well as breakfast foods.

Complete Arrival and Departure Card online

ArrivalDepartureFacilities have been provided to complete the Arrival Cards by foreigners coming to Sri Lanka and Departure Cards by Sri Lankans leaving the country online with effect from 01.01.2023.

Accordingly, the air passengers have been facilitated to fill this card online three days prior to their travel, visiting the official website www.immigration.gov.lk of the Department of Immigration and Emigration or through the website https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/emb/eEmbarkation

Seminar on Investment Opportunities in the Tourism Sector

InvOppNove2022 1Seminar on Investment Opportunities in the Tourism Sector


  • Eng. Raja Edirisurya, Chairman, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka
  • Renuka M. Weerakone, Director of Investment of Sri Lanka
  • Prasanjith Wijayathilake, Executive Director, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka

Media Release - Foreign Minister briefs the Diplomatic Corps on current developments

SabryDiplomats2Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry met the Colombo-based Ambassadors and High Commissioners on Monday 15 August, 2022 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a briefing on current developments ahead of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam, Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane and Finance Secretary Mahinda Siriwardana also contributed to the briefing.