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Why Sri Lanka

Economic Overview / Sri Lanka Facts & Figures

Investment Protection and Double Taxation

Sri Lanka is the one of the safest countries in the world to invest in due to a number of mechanisms in place to protect investors. Article 157 of the island's constitution guarantees the safety of investment protection treaties and agreements approved by parliament by a two thirds majority.

Sri Lanka has signed bilateral Investment Protection Agreements (IPA) with 28 countries. The country has a very independent system of courts which can redress any concerns of investors.

Sri Lanka also has bilateral Double Tax Avoidance Agreements with 38 countries.


Sri Lanka: Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements
Australia Italy Qatar
Bangladesh Japan Romania
Belgium Korea (Republic of) Russia
Canada Kuwait Saudi Arabia (Limited)
China Malaysia Singapore
Denmark Mauritius Sweden
Finland Nepal Switzerland
France Netherlands Thailand
Germany Norway UAE
Hong Kong (Limited) Oman (Limited) United Kingdom
India Pakistan USA
Indonesia Philippines Vietnam
Iran Poland
Sri Lanka: Bilateral Investment Treaties
Australia Republic of Korea
Belgium-Luxembourg Kuwait
China Malaysia
Czech Republic Netherlands
Denmark Norway
Egypt Pakistan
Finland Romania
France Singapore
Germany Sweden
India Switzerland
Indonesia Thailand
Iran United Kingdom
Italy USA
Japan Vietnam