Investment Opportunities

Investments opportunities
Sri Lanka figures prominently in many industries. From the major ventures such as Garment's & Apparel's, Information Technology, Tourism to the traditional like Tea, Rubber and Coconut industries there are many opportunities for the investor. Add to that all the backing that each consecutive government has given to investors as well the solid infrastructure that is available the foreign investments in the country are steadily increased over the past few years.

By Sea or By Air
Sri Lanka is an Island which is strategically located on the seaways connecting East & West, this is important since it serves as a point of entry to South Asia. The Colombo port is the most modern port in the region offering a range of comprehensive services with a state of the art infrastructure background. The Bandaranaika International Airport is the main airport within the country apart from which several smaller airports exist as well. Major airlines operate flights from BIA to many destinations worldwide.

In General
With its tropical climate, multi ethnic & multi religious background, Sri Lanka offers a very suitable atmosphere to the investor. A labor force of over 6 million in a country where a literacy rate of 92% exists as well as having the lowest labor cost per worker in Manufacturing is definitely a bonus. The country has adopted an Open Economy policy with investors being provided with preferential tax rates, constitutional guarantees on investment agreements, exemptions from exchange control and 100% repatriation of profits, which further enhances suitability for investing here.


The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka
 


This institution function as the governments only agency to identify, promote and facilitate foreign direct investment and domestic private investment by providing the necessary services to investors transparently and efficiently. All prospective investors are advised to contact the BOI of Sri Lanka direct.