Country Profile

Sri Lanka the 24th largest island in the world, strategically located in the Southern tip of India which is the point of entry to south Asia.

With a highly liberalized economy, Investors are provided with preferential tax rates, exemptions from foreign exchange control and 100% repatriation of profits. Total foreign ownership is welcome in almost all areas of the economy, with only a few areas limited or restricted to foreigners.

Board of Investment of Sri Lanka [BOI] plays the key role in facilitating investment in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka leads the South Asian region in terms of human development indicators, with its high literacy rate of 91%. According to World Bank report 2007 on Doing Business in South Asia 2007, Sri Lanka ranks 89th on the ease of doing business worldwide [out of 175 economies], This places the country 4th in the South Asia region Sri Lanka is strategically located at the crossroads of both east and west sea routes and serves as the point of entry to South Asia.


Sri Lanka Economy Snapshot | Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Trading economics