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Title: Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka


1
Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka
2
Agenda
  • Brief profile of Sri Lanka
  • Infrastructure facilities available for
    investments
  • Investment opportunities
  • Business environment
  • BOI and BOI incentives
  • Discussion

3
1. Brief profile
Key economic indicators - 2008
Source Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2008
4
Brief profile contd
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in Sri
Lanka 2002-2007
Source Central Bank of Sri Lanka
5
Brief profile contd
FDI Trends (2001-2008)
US Mn.
Source Board of Investment of Sri Lanka
6
2. Infrastructure facilities
Colombo Airport
  • Passenger movement
  • 5 Mn /Per annum
  • Cargo movement
  • 250,000 tons / Per annum
  • Highest number of flights to
  • India from any country

7
Colombo South port development (under
construction)
Infrastructure facilities contd
Colombo Port
World Port Ranking
  • No. 1 in South Asia
  • Total container throughput 4 Mn. TEUs
  • Transshipment cargo 70

5 days transit time to Dubai
  • Centrepoint on the East/West sea routes
  • Gateway to the Indian subcontinent

Capacity to be increased - 11.7 million by 2012
8
Infrastructure facilities contd
  • Hambantota port development
  • Development cost - US 1 billion.
  • The project includes
  • A gas-fired power plant project
  • A ship repair unit
  • A container repair unit
  • An oil refinery
  • A bunkering terminal
  • Nearly 150, 000 ships passing Sri Lanka annually
  • Sri Lankas strategic location in the sea routes
    are important in connecting East to the West.


9
Telecommunications
Infrastructure facilities contd
  • Sri Lanka is being developed as regional hub
    for telecommunications
  • Fastest growth sector driven by public private
    partnership
  • Development of faster and more efficient
    technologies
  • Fiber Optic Cables with
  • SEA-ME-WE III
  • SEA-ME-WE IV
  • (Connectivity Bandwidth - 1.32 terabits per
    second)

SEA-ME-WE IV fiber cable network
10
Infrastructure facilities contd
Power
  • 3. Future requirements
  • Total existing capacity- 2650 MW
  • Additional capacity by 2015 - 2500 MW

1. Main power sources - Hydro - 52 -
Thermal - 48
  • 2. Projects under construction
  • Norochcholai Coal Power Project
  • Upper Kothmale Hydro Power Project
  • 4. Pipeline projects
  • Trincomalee Coal Power Project
  • LNG Power LNG Terminal
  • India Sri Lanka high-tension
  • Power Connection

11
Infrastructure facilities contd
Industrial/Free Trade Zones
12 industrial zones with all infrastructure
facilities administered by the BOI
12
Health Care up to International Standards
Infrastructure facilities contd
Apollo Hospital, Colombo
Nawaloka Hospital, Colombo
13
Educational institutions of international
standards
Infrastructure facilities contd
14
Prestigious Hotels / Leisure Facilities
Infrastructure facilities contd
Hilton, Colombo
Golf Courses
15
Modern Office Complexes
Infrastructure facilities contd
World Trade Center, Colombo
16
Infrastructure facilities contd
Luxury Residential Apartments
Havelock City, Colombo
17
Finance and Banking
Infrastructure facilities contd
Standard Chartered, Colombo
Colombo Stock Exchange
18
3. Investment Opportunities
  • Garments, Textile Apparel
  • Software Industry
  • BPO/KPO
  • Gems Jewellery
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture Dairy Farming
  • Fisheries

19
Garments, Textile Apparel
3. Investment Opportunities contd
  • Developed into a sophisticated industry from
    mere tailors to
  • total solutions specialists.
  • Garments without guilt.
  • Approximately 44 of the total exports.
  • Pioneer in green factories.

Global brands/buyers
  • Victorias Secret
  • Gap
  • Marks Spencer
  • Triumph

20
Software Industry
3. Investment Opportunities contd
  • A highly literate workforce with a solid
    mathematical background.
  • Easily trainable strong analytical skills
  • Low levels of attrition.
  • High linguistic adaptability
  • Value of IT industry exports
  • 2008 - US 250 million
  • Target for 2012 - US 1 billion
  • Leading companies include Millennium
    Technologies, Virtusa, IFS, hSenid

Orion City IT Park , Colombo
21
BPO/KPO
3. Investment Opportunities contd
  • Worlds 2nd largest pool of UK-licensed
    Financial Accountants
  • Connected to SEA-ME-WE-4
  • fiber optic network

Our Success stories
  • HSBC
  • WNS
  • OfficeTiger/ RR Donnelly
  • Amba Research

22
Gems Jewellery
3. Investment Opportunities contd
  • Emerging precision gem cutting and finishing
    center in the world.
  • 75 out of 200 varieties of gem stones are found
    in Sri Lanka.
  • Sapphire capital of the world.
  • Duty free facility on import of gems.
  • Value of exports in 2008 - US 530 million.
  • Target for 2013 - US 1 billion.
  • Main markets are USA, Switzerland, Thailand, Hong
    Kong, Japan, France, Germany, Singapore and UAE.

23
Tourism
3. Investment Opportunities contd
  • Focus on upmarket tourism
  • Increasing regional tourist arrivals
  • Access to diversified attractions (bio-diversity,
    cultural sites, wild life reserves and beaches).
  • Current room capacity- 14,700 rooms.
  • Target for 2015- 25, 000 rooms.
  • Opportunities for investors
  • Tourism related infrastructure
  • Theme parks
  • Golf courses

24
Tourism
3. Investment Opportunities contd
North
Jaffna
  • Tourism Development - Northern and
  • Eastern provinces
  • Trincomalee - Ocean City
  • Arugam Bay- Resort for surfing
  • Pasikudah - National Holiday Resort
  • Jaffna - Beach Resort Apartments
  • Kalpitiya - Beach Resort Island

East
Kilinochchi
Mullattivu
Vauniya
Mannar
Trincomalee
Baticaloa
Ampara
25
3. Investment Opportunities contd
  • Agriculture dairy farming
  • Diverse agro climatic zones
  • Processing and value addition opportunities for
    export market
  • eg Middle East and Japan
  • Control agriculture, green house and drip
    irrigation technology.
  • Large lands in Eastern Province.
  • Opportunities in local dairy market
  • Imports - US 300 million.
  • Zero tariff for agricultural products to India
    Pakistan and European Union.

26
Rubber based industries
Investment Opportunities contd
  • Worlds largest manufacturer of solid rubber
    tyres.
  • Renowned for high quality crepe rubber.
  • Leading international glove supplier .

Our Success stories
  • Ansell - Australia
  • CEAT - India
  • Loadstar - Belgium
  • Trelleborg - Sweden

27
Fisheries
Investment Opportunities contd
Maritime Zones of Sri Lanka
  • Investment opportunities
  • - Deep Sea Fishing Processing
  • - Aqua-culture
  • Development of New Port/ Fishery harbours.
  • Export to Europe ( with GSP) and Japan
    Singapore

28
4. Business environment
  • Total Foreign Ownership.
  • No restrictions on Repatriation of Earnings.
  • Safety of Foreign Investments Guaranteed by the
    Constitution.
  • Commercial Law is based on the British Laws.

29
Business environment contd
Investment Protection (over 20 Countries)
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran

30
Business environment contd
Double Taxation Relief (over 30 countries)
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA

31
Special Tariff Preferences for Sri Lankan products
Business environment contd
  • Indo-Lanka FTA - 4,232 products
    (zero duty)
  • Pakistan-Sri Lanka FTA - 4,686 products
    (zero duty)
  • EU GSP - 7,200
    products (zero duty)

32
5. Board of Investment of Sri Lanka BOI
incentives
  • Established in 1978.
  • Functions under the Ministry of Enterprise
    Development and Investment Promotion.
  • Government authority to promote and approve
    foreign investments.
  • First contact point for foreign investors.

33
BOI incentives
3 to 15 Year Tax Holiday
  • Export oriented manufacturing services.
  • Tourism Leisure.
  • Agriculture food processing.
  • IT, IT enabled services BPO.
  • Education Training.
  • Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution,
    Petroleum Petroleum Products.
  • Textile Fabric Manufacture, Printing, Dying,
    Washing Finishing (deemed exports).
  • Development of Highways, Ports, Airports, Public
    Transport and Water services.

34
BOI Incentives contd.
Duty Free Imports
  • Export Oriented Manufacturing
  • Export Oriented Services
  • Infrastructure
  • IT Enabled Services
  • Agriculture

On Capital Goods Raw materials
Only on Capital Goods
Exemption from Exchange Control
Applicable to companies that export goods and
services and/or receive earnings in foreign
exchange
35
Major Investors by Country (2008)
Total - US 888 million
36
Some of our global investors
37
US companies in Sri Lanka
USA Companies - 76 Total FDI - Over US 200
Mn.
38
Sri Lanka Gateway to South Asia
Thank You
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