Immigration-related challenges often create a deterring effect for foreign investors and for the activities of foreign-owned businesses in Sri Lanka, which certainly are necessary to integrating the country into global value chains. Obtaining a visa in Sri Lanka is a difficult process involving administrative procedures that vary depending on the sector. Foreign individuals are prohibited by law from engaging in any employment, paid or unpaid, or from engaging in any business or profession without…
From The Report: Sri Lanka 2016
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This chapter explores the legal framework of Sri Lanka and features topics including foreign ownership rules, efforts to improve investor confidence, and employee rights and protections. It also contains an interview with John Wilson, Managing Proprietor, John Wilson Partners.