The Presidential Export Awards (PEA) initiated by the EDB in 1981 is the most prestigious award for exports in Sri Lanka and is presented to 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.
The PEA 2016 is organized by the EDB under the leadership of Indira Malwatte, Chairperson and Chief Executive and the guidance and directions of Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade and Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister of International Trade.
The selections for the awards done by an eminent panel headed by 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 Value Added Exporters.