Doing Business in Sri Lanka

There are many opportunities for UK Business in Sri Lanka. We provide a wealth of information and guidance on doing business in Sri Lanka.

This includes:

  • Doing Business Guide

  • Sector Reports

  • FCO Country Updates

  • Overseas Security Information for Business (OSIB)

What are the Opportunities?

There is wide-spread international interest in ongoing reconstruction and restructuring programs, particularly in the North and East of the country with the majority of major project contracts won

by Chinese or Indian companies. PPP ventures between the Sri Lankan Government and foreign companies are encouraged in theory, but yet to be fully exploited. Wholly-owned foreign investment proposals are welcomed. The range of existing projects under consideration and which UK investors have already seized these opportunities in include:

  • Education and training

  • Business Services outsourcing

  • ICT development

  • Niche technology projects

  • Renewable energy

  • Manufacturing particularly in the apparel sector

  • Water distribution

  • Wastewater management

  • Roads and bridges

  • Ports development and expansion

  • Airports development

  • Healthcare services

  • Tourism

  • Manufacturing

Guide to Doing Business in Sri Lanka

UKTI has produced a guide aimed at companies experienced in overseas trade who are new to doing business with Sri Lanka. This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to sources of help.

  • Introduction

  • Preparing to Export

  • How to do Business

  • Business Etiquette

  • What are the challenges

  • How to invest in Sri Lanka

  • Contacts

Download the Sri Lanka Doing Business Guide

Sector Reports

For information on your sector in Sri Lanka including characteristics of the market, opportunities and key contacts, please check out the latest sector reports.

See all Sector Reports for Sri Lanka

Countries: Sri Lanka
Topics: Getting Started
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