Invest in Sri Lanka
Invest in Sri Lanka
  • The Traditional Trading Hub in The Silk Route

  • Use Sri Lanka as an economic hub for South Asia

  • Invest with Confidence in the Wonder of Asia

  • Sri Lanka; the Center of Maritime Silk Road

Welcome to Opportunity Sri Lanka! Your expert guide to invest in Sri Lanka.


  • Country
    Overview

  • Why You
    Should Invest

  • How Can
    We Help

  • Foreign
    Investor Support

  • Legal
    Framework

  • Key
    Sectors

  • Investment
    Opportunities

  • Setting Up
    a Company
  • country overview Known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean", Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical island situated in the Indian ocean. Its' natural beauty, rich heritage, fascinating culture, remarkable bio-diversity, beautiful wilderness, idyllic beaches, and ancient sites have attracted visitors from around the world for centuries.

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  • middle income country Recently being promoted to the "middle income country" category, Sri Lanka is currently enjoying a period of economic boom across all sectors. Encouraged by this rapid economic growth and the attractive investment opportunities available, the international community including investors, companies, developers, and expat Sri Lankans, are increasingly pursuing investment projects of all sizes.

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  • handshake We are known for counseling investors, developers, companies, and entrepreneurs to map the ‘way forward’ in order to exploit opportunities, manage investment process and execution, manage risks, and harness the benefits of pragmatic and astute investment decisions. We have the unparalleled capability to manage a full range of services for our clients.

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  • investor support Sri Lankan government has setup "Board of Investment" (BOI), who's charter is to act as the official investment promotion and facilitation organization. The BOI is structured to function as a central facilitation point for investors.

    Companies or projects that are setup as BOI projects enjoy a wide range of attractive benefits including tax holidays, import/export concessions, foreign investment protection support, etc. Our team of experts can help getting your project setup as a BOI project and advice you on various BOI requirements, standards, and guidelines.

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  • Framework The Sri Lankan legal system is influenced largely by the English common law, the Roman-Dutch law, and the ancient local system of laws of Sri Lanka. The commercial law of Sri Lanka is primarily based on the principles of English Commercial Law. The court structure consists of a Supreme Court, a Court of Appeal, High Courts, Municipal Courts, and Primary Courts. Additionally, there are numerous tribunals, etc.

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  • Sectors Along with the widespread economic boom in Sri Lanka, many attractive investment opportunities are opening up in several key sectors that include: Tourism, Infrastructure, IT/BPO, Utilities, Apparels, Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Education.

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  • Opportunities We are currently sourcing investors for many attractive investment opportunities in the government and the private sector in Sri Lanka. Browse through dozens of available projects to find an opportunity that fit your investment criteria.

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  • Setting Up a Company Sri Lanka has a well established process and procedures for setting up a business. According to the "International Finance Corporation" ease of doing business study, Sri Lanka is ranked at number 54 in the world out of 189 countries, which puts Sri Lanka in the top 30% of the countries and by far the best country in the South Asian region to setup a business. Our friendly staff at Chelina Capital Corporation are ready to work hand in hand with you every step of the way to get you setup in Sri Lanka.

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Pumping Rs. 500 million on Kilinochchi dairy

Ease of Doing Business in Sri Lanka - Ministry of Finance

The company will invest Rs. 500 million on a dairy farm in Killinochchi.Wellard is a world leader in the production and distribution of livestock and grain.This project will also help to take Sri Lanka even closer to be a self-sufficient nation in milk.Under the 2nd phase they would look at growing fruits and may even look at the manufacture of dairy products to the local market.

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Trading increased with Australia and New Zealand

Ease of Doing Business in Sri Lanka - Ministry of Finance

“The two way trade and investment relationship between Sri Lanka and Australia is about one billion dollars.We work together with ambition to build the future of Australia and Sri Lanka economic relationship. Sri Lanka’s future is opening up and the country is a good place for business, trade and investment,” Australia’s High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson said.Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka – Australia, New Zealand Business Council in Colombo he said, “We currently have almost a billion dollars in two-way trade in goods and services, growing at about 10% a year.

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FACETS 2016 gem show in September

Ease of Doing Business in Sri Lanka - Ministry of Finance

SME’s to sparkle at FACETS 2016 show.Over 200 local and foreign exhibitors are slated to showcase their gem and Jewellery products at the event.40 exhibitors will be accommodated at the new wing of this exhibition and will be able to showcase their products at a venue that has been designed with the aesthetics, new trends and objective of drawing in more crowds.The FACETS Gem and Jewellery Show is set to serve as an impetus investment drive to target export revenue of $ 1 billion. The event is to be

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ICC Sri Lanka meets ICC Switzerland

Ease of Doing Business in Sri Lanka - Ministry of Finance

Upcoming project, the Sri Lanka Cultural, Trade and Food Festival is to take place from 9 to 11 September.Cantonal Presidents from all 14 Cantons, high-rank officers from Canton Zurich, Ambassadors and Consul Generals from 77 countries are expected at this event.This festival will provide a great opportunity for Switzerland to enjoy a taste of Sri Lanka.The ICC Switzerland will extend all possible cooperation for the success of this event.The diverse opportunities available in Sri Lanka for businesses as a manufacturing and services hub which is complemented by highly qualified and literate labour force and enabling business environment was highlighted during the meeting.Access to neighbouring markets such as India and Pakistan through the existing FTAs would provide further opportunities for Swiss entrepreneurs.

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Customer base expands for Silicon Valley based tech-company

Ease of Doing Business in Sri Lanka - Ministry of Finance

Silicon Valley based tech company CAKE LABS recently unveiled their new operations centre, a state-of-the-art facility in the Iceland Business Centre in Colombo 03.The facility that has been designed using latest industry trends such as open floor plans and hot-houses to aid communication, as well as sleeping rooms and games areas to facilitate relaxation, signifies the emphasis the company places on the key role operations plays in customer adoption of the CAKE restaurant technology platform.Furthermore, if the current growth rate continues, we will double our customer base in 2016. The expanding of our operations is a direct result of this success, as they are the key to increasing our market share.”Maintaining quality of service while scaling has been the key to expanding the customer base.

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See what the press has to say

The potential to do business here is identifiable because the investment framework is clear.

- General Electric (GE) India Vice President Business Development, Growth and Strategy for Asia Vishal Wanchoo

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