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. The Government is also preparing legislation to establish a single window for investment approval. The targeted outcome is to bring Sri Lanka within the top 70 nations of the Doing Business Index by 2020.
Major investment initiatives include the Western Megapolis infrastructure projects worth approximately US$ 40 billion to be implemented over a period of 15 years, development of the Colombo International Financial City (CIFC) worth approximately US$ 1.5 billion, and development of the Kandy, Colombo, Hambantota Economic Corridor and the Eastern region development plans, including Trincomalee and surrounding areas.
01. Manufacturing Sector
02. Infrastructure Developments
04. Software Industry
05. BPM/IT and IT enabled services and Educational Institutes
06. Apparel and Textiles
07. Agriculture, Dairy and Fisheries