Tourism Investments

The vision of Sri Lanka Tourism is to position the destination by differentiating its offering, develop new markets and tap untapped opportunities. It is also Sri Lanka Tourism’s vision to ensure that all stakeholders in the sector are enabled to reap the benefits of a thriving sector

Why Sri Lanka?

A strategically located, global hub, Sri Lanka is a compact destination rich with diversity and authenticity. A paradise with the,

  • Highest density of waterfalls in the world, with 350 waterfalls
  • more than 25,000 water bodies
  • 103 rivers
  • 33% of our island is Forest area
  • Sri Lanka has 26 National Parks
  • 8 UNESCO declared heritage sites.
  • All year around amazing weather
  • Rich heritage, culture and food

all contributing to an authentic Asian destination.

Why Sri Lanka Tourism

Investment opportunities

Sri Lanka remains a source of wonder because it is still evolving and expanding. In fact, a whole host of investment opportunities are available for investors seeking to be part of tourism projects that will accrue high returns.

The global traveller is now seeking experiential travel and Sri Lanka is now ready to offer experiences – water-based tourism, sports and adventure tourism, wedding tourism to MICE Many opportunities are available for the investor seeking this serene destination. Sri Lanka is knee on implementing new and improved projects while ensuring sustainable practices and green building standards are adhered to, for the overall sustainability of the island.


Investment Opportunities within Integrated Tourism Resort Developments.

Sri Lanka Tourism with the object of developing tourism in a planned and sustainable manner, develops and operates mega scale resorts to promote tourism under different themes.

Kalpitiya Island resort

Kuchchweli Beach Resort

Dedduwa Lake Resort

Investor facilitation

Investments made easy! SLTDA established an Investment Relations Unit (IRU) to accelerate the approval of all tourism investments while providing utmost support to investors and potential investors when and where needed.

Investor Relations Unit (IRU)

The Investor Relations Unit (IRU) is the centralized facilitation and promotion center established within SLTDA to assist potential tourism investors interested in investing in Sri Lanka Tourism. IRU is a one-stop location and point of contact for investors seeking information and assistance on the tourism investments. Specialized staff of IRU are in collaboration all project approving government agencies to help investors to make their investment project a reality.

Recent improvements to the investment approval process have resulted in bringing down the time taken for project approvals up to 40% and is in the process of further improvements with effective facilitation mechanism carried out by a well-trained professional staff.

The IRU is now ready to serve your every need as a Tourism Investor in one of the most sought-after holidays destinations in the world. We are ready to help you from the moment you consider making an investment till your investment is a reality.


Government of Sri Lanka has arranged several financial as well as non-financial incentives for tourism investments. SLTDA works hand in hand with BOI with required arrangements. For more information

Design Guideline - Tourism Accommodation Facilities

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Invest In Sri Lanka

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SLTDA Full Process

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Common Application Form

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Prasad Jayasuriya: +94 772 267 095
Bhagya Mahavithanage: +94 71 810 9571