Market profile

Sri Lankans are courteous and hospitable and guests are frequently invited to the homes of business acquaintances – even after the first meeting.

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  • Imports from Sri Lanka A$328 million
  • Exports to Sri Lanka A$623 million
  • Capital Colombo
  • Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
  • Area 66,000 sq km
  • Population 21.1 million

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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Sri Lanka and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travelers and tourists going to Sri Lanka. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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