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  • Permitted Credits
  • Permitted Debits
  • Key Benefits
  • Types of Accounts
  • An individual resident in Sri Lanka.

  • A sole proprietorship or partnership registered in Sri Lanka where the proprietor or a majority of partners are resident in Sri Lanka (in case of a partnership with two partners, at least one partner shall be a resident in Sri Lanka).

  • A company incorporated in Sri Lanka.

  • A company incorporated outside Sri Lanka which is registered as an overseas company under the Companies Act No 7 of 2007.

  • A State Institution with the recommendation of the Secretary to the relevant line Ministry or appropriate Authority.

  • A person authorized to carry on business as a shipping agent or a general sale agent in Sri Lanka on behalf of a foreign shipping line or airline (foreign principal) with a valid license or authorized letter issued by the Director General of Merchant Shipping and Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka respectively.

  • An administrator or executor of the estate of a deceased person, who maintains a Business Foreign Currency Account with that authorized dealer or restricted dealer, until the completion of the administration of the deceased person’s estate.

  • A receiver or liquidator in the name of a company that maintained a Business Foreign Currency Account with that authorized dealer or restricted dealer, until proceedings are concluded.
  • Business, investment and salaries related Inward remittances.

  • Foreign currency in the form of travelers’ cheques, bank drafts or currency note.

  • Foreign currency brought into Sri Lanka by the account holder upon declaration.

  • Transfer from BFCA & Offshore Banking accounts.

  • Proceeds of Foreign currency loans and advances with the prior approval of Central Bank.

  • Sale proceeds of foreign asset whereby the asset had been acquired by debiting BFCA.

  • Capital gains in respect from investments made in Sri Lanka in foreign currency if the original transfer has been made by debiting the BFCA of the account holder.
  • Any outward remittance.

  • Disbursements in LKR.

  • Funds Transfers to BFCA, PFCA and Offshore Banking accounts.

  • Transfers to an Outward Investment Account of the same account holder.

  • Debt servicing expenses and repayment of foreign currency loans obtained by the account holder from authorized dealers or restricted dealers.

  • Transfers in respect of any investment permitted to be made in Sri Lanka.

  • Transfers to an Inward Investment Account (IIA) of a resident outside Sri Lanka for repayment of a foreign currency loan obtained from foreign lender.

  • Withdrawal in foreign currency notes up to USD 10,000 or equivalent for travel purpose.
  • Any outward remittance.

  • Withdrawal in foreign currency notes up to USD 10,000 or equivalent for travel purpose.

  • Foreign Currency Loans for foreign exchange earners.

  • Sampath Vishwa banking facility.

  • Special interest rates for BFCA fixed deposits.

  • Existing FEEA/IRDA/FCAASA accounts re-designated to BFCA.

For detailed information contact nearest Sampath Bank Branch or Customer Care Centre.

Savings, Current or Term Deposits.