Trade & Investment

Trade & Investment

Invest in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a highly conducive location for investment opportunities in the South Asian region offering a well-educated and skilled work force, low-cost manufacturing environment and attractive incentives, combined with an ideal location mid-way between international sea and air routes. The Government has created a strategic road map for improving and reforming the investment climate.

During the Post war period, Sri Lanka has been growing rapidly, averaging a GDP growth of 5% and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%. Sri Lanka is at the inflection point of USD 4000 GDP per capita, which is around 3 times South Asia’s average GDP per capita. Thanks to its location, Sri Lanka has become the transshipment hub in South Asia and is fast becoming the epicenter for business in South Asia.

The next wave of rapid growth is anticipated in South Asia and East Africa. This will enable Sri Lanka to leverage on these growth opportunities.

Why Sri Lanka

  • Strategically connected to major shipping/air routes between East and West
  • Stable democratic Government
  • Total foreign ownership
  • 99 years land lease opportunities for foreign investors
  • No restrictions on the repatriation of earnings
  • Safety of foreign investments guaranteed by the Constitution
  • Safety of patents and strong Intellectual Property laws in line with WIPO regulations
  • National Treatment is guaranteed
  • Educated and adaptable workforce
  • English speaking workforce
  • Developed infrastructure
  • Export Processing zones
  • Quality of life
  • Signatory to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank..
  • Investment Protection Agreement and Double Taxation Relief Agreement with over 25 countries including Korea.
  • No Tax on Land Lease

Target Investment Sectors for Korea

  • Manufacturing of Electronics /Electrical equipment
  • Large-scale infrastructure, road /highway, housing construction.
  • Light engineering
  • Agriculture based products /fish processing.
  • Assembly of motor cycles, three wheelers, agricultural equipment
  • Rubber based industry
  • Textiles / accessories
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals

10 Reasons to Invest in SL

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