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Sri Lanka

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Country At A Glance

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Map of Sri Lanka

Country Facts

Nominal GDP82.32 Billion USD
Population21.26 Million
Total Trade/GDP48.48%
CurrencySri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Merchandise Imports from Canada315.53 Million CAD
Main importsMineral Products, Machinery & Equipment, Textiles, Base Metals

EDC in Sri Lanka

Canadian companies assisted26
International buyers insured31
Business volume64.59 Million CAD

Business Environment

Sri Lanka has developed a low-tariff, open trade regime and has free trade agreements with several countries including Pakistan and India. The country's proximity to other lucrative markets in South Asia provides a major economic advantage and incentive for foreign investors. Canada and Sri Lanka have strong bilateral relations based upon shared participation in the Commonwealth and development assistance through the Colombo Plan. Since the ending of Sri Lanka's civil conflict in 2009, trade between the two countries has shown signs of recovery and continues to build.

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Telecom
  • Transportation Services 

How we can support your business

Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Sri Lanka.

  • We are positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

Consult our interactive Country Risk Quarterly report.


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