Doing business in... Sri Lanka

Anil Chandrakumara*, Pawan S. Budhwar

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Having a well-developed human resource base and a relatively well-developed capital market infrastructure, Sri Lanka offers a liberal and dynamic investment environment. Over the years, macrostability has been achieved and considerable reforms have been implemented, contributing to a healthy economic growth. This article provides useful information on the business environment and is intended to help foreign businessmen and investors to develop a good grasp of essential background knowledge for being successful in Sri Lanka. It reviews the Sri Lankan political structure, climate, and economy. Sri Lanka's infrastructure, legal framework, and socioculturel set-up, as well as market structure and potential, are also analyzed. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-120
Number of pages26
JournalThunderbird International Business Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005


  • human resource base
  • capital market infrastructure
  • Sri Lanka
  • investment environment
  • macrostability
  • reforms
  • economic growth
  • political structure
  • climate
  • economy
  • infrastructure
  • legal framework
  • sociocultural set-up
  • market structure
  • potential


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