This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Restrictions on outward investment by Sri Lanka due to COVID-19

in Sri Lanka

Trade barrier summary

Sri Lanka has placed indefinite restriction on overseas investment until their current account balance recovers post COVID-19.

This restriction is mainly for local investors and is not imposed on foreign investors. The latter are free to take out the money invested in government securities.

Sectors affected



Date reported

14 December 2020

Last updated

7 December 2021

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