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Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka. Agenda. Brief profile of Sri Lanka Infrastructure facilities available for investments Investment opportunities Business environment BOI and BOI incentives Discussion. 1. Brief profile. Key economic indicators - 2008 .

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agenda
Agenda
  • Brief profile of Sri Lanka
  • Infrastructure facilities available for investments
  • Investment opportunities
  • Business environment
  • BOI and BOI incentives
  • Discussion
1 brief profile
1. Brief profile

Key economic indicators - 2008

Source : Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 2008

brief profile contd
Brief profile contd…

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate

in Sri Lanka

2002-2007

Source : Central Bank of Sri Lanka

brief profile contd1
Brief profile contd…

FDI Trends (2001-2008)

US$ Mn.

Source : Board of Investment of Sri Lanka

2 infrastructure facilities
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
colombo south port development under construction
Colombo South port development (under construction)

Infrastructure facilities contd…

Colombo Port

  • No. 1 in South Asia
  • Total container throughput 4 Mn. TEUs
  • Transshipment cargo 70%

World Port Ranking

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

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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 Lanka’s strategic location in the sea routes are important in connecting East to the West.
telecommunications
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

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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
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Infrastructure facilities contd…

Industrial/Free Trade Zones

12 industrial zones with all infrastructure facilities administered by the BOI

health care up to international standards
Health Care up to International Standards

Infrastructure facilities contd…

Apollo Hospital,

Colombo

Nawaloka Hospital,

Colombo

prestigious hotels leisure facilities
Prestigious Hotels / Leisure Facilities

Infrastructure facilities contd…

Hilton, Colombo

Golf Courses

modern office complexes
Modern Office Complexes

Infrastructure facilities contd…

World Trade Center, Colombo

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Infrastructure facilities contd…

Luxury Residential Apartments

Havelock City,

Colombo

finance and banking
Finance and Banking

Infrastructure facilities contd…

Colombo Stock Exchange

Standard Chartered, Colombo

3 investment opportunities
3. Investment Opportunities

Garments, Textile & Apparel

Software Industry

BPO/KPO

Gems & Jewellery

Tourism

Agriculture & Dairy Farming

Fisheries

garments textile apparel

3. Investment Opportunities contd…

Garments, Textile & Apparel
  • 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:

  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Gap
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Triumph
software industry

3. Investment Opportunities contd…

Software Industry
  • 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

bpo kpo

3. Investment Opportunities contd…

BPO/KPO
  • World’s 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
gems jewellery

3. Investment Opportunities contd…

Gems & Jewellery
  • 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.
tourism

3. Investment Opportunities contd…

Tourism
  • 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
tourism1

3. Investment Opportunities contd…

Tourism

North

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

Jaffna

East

Kilinochchi

Mullattivu

Vauniya

Mannar

Trincomalee

Baticaloa

Ampara

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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.
rubber based industries
Rubber based industries

Investment Opportunities contd…

  • World’s 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
fisheries

Investment Opportunities contd…

Fisheries
  • Investment opportunities

- Deep Sea Fishing & Processing

- Aqua-culture

  • Development of New Port/ Fishery harbours.
  • Export to Europe ( with GSP+) and Japan & Singapore

Maritime Zones of Sri Lanka

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.

4. Business environment
business environment contd
Business environment contd…

Investment Protection (over 20 Countries)

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • UK
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
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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
special tariff preferences for sri lankan products
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)
5 board of investment of sri lanka boi incentives
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.
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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.
boi incentives contd
BOI Incentivescontd….

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

major investors by country 2008
Major Investors by Country (2008)

Total - US $ 888 million

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US companies in Sri Lanka

USA Companies - 76

Total FDI - Over US$ 200 Mn.

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Sri Lanka – Gateway to South Asia

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