Economic Snapshots

As the country looks to broaden its investor base, it is hoped that policy changes and plans brought in by the new government will attract the added investment needed to help the country reach its growth goals.

Investment: Targeting International Inflows – FDI has increased rapidly in recent years, with the majority of investments devoted to infrastructure.

Tourism: Attracting Foriegn Visitors – With foreign arrivals up 18% in 2015 and expected to more than double by 2020, tourism is on track to become a major contributor to GDP.

Real Estate: Rising Hotel Supply – On the back of strong tourism growth, Sri Lanka’s hotel stock grew by 35.7% in the three years to 2014, with further luxury developments in the pipeline for 2016.

Transport: Expanding Capacity – Located on the main sea trade routes of Europe and Asia, Sri Lanka has become a leading shipping and trans-shipment hub.