Foreign Investor SupportSri Lankan government has already established a comprehensive Foreign Investment Support framework as well as a viable legal infrastructure to safeguard foreign investments and the interests & rights of foreign investors.
- Safety of foreign investment is guaranteed by the constitution
- Bilateral investment protection agreements with 28 countries and double taxation avoidance agreements with 38 countries.
- Transparent and sophisticated legal and regulatory framework
- Sri Lanka is a founding member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Investment Protection Agreements & Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements
Bilateral Investment Treaties
Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements
Free Trade AgreementsSri Lanka is the only country to have Free Trade Agreements with both India and Pakistan, giving duty free access to over 1.3 billion consumers from the island.
Important Government Institutions
Sri Lanka Board of Investment
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority
- Identifying and developing tourism related projects, products, and services
- Formulating & implementing tourism development guidelines
- Facilitating & implementing the legal and administrative process for tourism related projects, products, and services
Sri Lanka Export Development Board
- Advising the Government on export policies to create a conducive environment for exports
- Monitoring the performance of the export sector
- Implementing programs to promote Sri Lanka’s export products and services
- Facilitating and coordinating export development activities
- Proving advisory services and information to exporters, manufacturers, and other stake holders.
Sri Lanka Department of Commerce
Sri Lanka Securities & Exchange Commission
- Creation and maintenance of a market in which securities can be issued and traded in an orderly and fair manner
- Protection of the interest of investors
- Operation of a Compensation Fund to protect investors from financial loss arising as a result of any licensed stock broker or licensed stock dealer being found incapable of meeting his contractual obligations
- Regulation of the securities market and to ensure that professional standards are maintained.