Sri Lanka

Official Name: The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Presidential Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Shri Lanka Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajaya/Ilankai Jananayaka Choshalichak Kutiyarachu
ISO Country Codes: LK : LKA
Internet Domain: .lk
Government Web Site:
Capital: Colombo Main Airports: Bandaranaike International Airport
Language(s): Sinhala; Tamil Population: 23,187,516
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee ISO Currency Code: LKR
Telephone Dial In: +94 ID Prefix: 00

Sri Lanka

Government Website:
Sovereign Ratings:
Central Bank: Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 185.8 Sri Lankan rupees (LKR) per US dollar (2020 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 4.83% (2019 est.)
Population below poverty line: 4.1% (2016 est.)
Inflation Rate: 4.3% (2019 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 5.81% (Dec-20 - TradingEconomics)
GDP: $296.595 billion (2021 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $13,400 (2021 est.)
Currency Name: Sri Lanka Rupee
Currency Code: LKR
World Bank Classification: Lower-Middle Income Economy

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 8.5% rice, sugarcane, grains, pulses, oilseed, spices, vegetables, fruit, tea, rubber, coconuts; milk, eggs, hides, beef; fish
Industry: 30.9% processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco and other agricultural commodities; telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping; clothing, textiles; cement, petroleum refining, information technology services, construction
Services: 60.6%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Stock & Securities Exchange: Colombo Stock Exchange ;

National Statistics Office:

National Dataset(s):

Sri Lanka

Subject to Country Specific Sanctions? NO

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Business Language(s): English; Sinhalese; Tamil
Customs & Excise: Sri Lanka Customs
Development Bank(s): Asian Development Bank; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank;
National Standards Bureau: Sri Lanka Standards Institution
Competitive Ind’l Performance: 84/141 (2019) Corruption Perceptions Index: 101/180 (2022 Rank)
Ease of Doing Business: N/A Enabling Trade Index: 103/136 (2016)
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Export Promotion Agency: Sri Lanka Export Development Board ; Investment Agency: Board of Investment of Sri Lanka ;

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