Getting Started on Your Investment Journey
While there are many opportunities for foreign investors to invest in Sri Lanka, you will need to consider various barriers to entry into Sri Lanka’s investment process. At present those who do not hold Sri Lankan citizenship cannot buy property in Sri Lanka. However, there are legitimate ways to gain entry, and we can help you get the necessary legal and other assistance that you require to get you started with your investment journey in Sri Lanka.
Buying an Apartment
There are no restrictions for foreign investors to purchase apartments above the 3rd floor, in Sri Lanka. However, your investment will need to be remitted through a Securities Investment Account (SIA) to avoid problems in repatriating your disposal proceeds at a later stage. We can assist you in setting up an SIA.
We can also assist you in obtaining reliable information and legal advice with regards to the real estate market in Sri Lanka.
Buying Real Estate
Although foreign investors face restrictions in owning property in Sri Lanka, foreign investors can own real estate via a joint venture company. We can provide legal and corporate guidance to investors who opt to own real estate via an incorporated company.
In addition, your investment will need to be remitted through a Securities Investment Account (SIA) to avoid problems in repatriating your funds at a later stage. We can assist you in setting up an SIA.
We are also able to provide investors reliable information and advice on Sri Lanka’s real estate market, identify optimal opportunities and find other professional service providers to assist investors.
Investments and Funds
- Private Equity
We bring you several hand-picked private equity projects which include start-ups and growing businesses seeking investments from investors. We have a number featured projects (link to PE page) Alternatively, please let us know of your interest and the information you seek, and we will get back to you.
We can assist foreign investors in Tourism & Leisure property as well as other segments, wherever assistance is necessary or information is unavailable.
- Mutual Fund Investments
Unit Trusts offering stock market, Dollar and Rupee fixed income investment opportunities that are free of exchange control restrictions and structured on international models with a trustee and Custodian Bank with healthy regulation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We provide more information on these investment opportunities here (link to funds and stocks page).