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  • Eligibility
  • Permitted Credits
  • Permitted Debits
  • Key Benefits
  • An individual resident in Sri Lanka.

  • A partnership registered in Sri Lanka.

  • Companies registered under the Companies Act, No. 07 of 2007 other than a company limited by guarantee.
  • Sri Lanka Rupee deposits for investment purposes.

  • Transfers from Business Foreign Currency Account (BFCA) or another OIA of the same account holder.

  • Proceeds of a loan obtained from a foreign source through an Inward Investment Account.

  • Investment related remittances
  • Payments related to capital transactions undertaken by the account holder.

  • Payments outside Sri Lanka for current transactions.

  • Own account transfers to Personal Foreign Currency Accounts (PFCA) and BFCA as capital and capital gains received from an overseas capital transaction into an OIA, where the investment had been made by debiting same PFCA or BFCA.

  • Withdrawals in LKR.

  • Transfers to another OIA of the account holder.

  • Transfers to Rupee Accounts of the account holder.

 

Limits for Outward Investments

Eligible Resident Investor Type of Investment Permitted limit
 (i) A company listed in the
Colombo Stock Exchange
Shares, Units, DebtSecurities andSovereign Bonds    USD 2,000,000 or an equivalent amount in any foreign currency designated by the Central Bank, per calendar year
 (ii) A company not listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange USD 500,000 or an equivalent amount in any foreign currency designated by the Central Bank, per calendar year
 (iii) A partnership registered in Sri Lanka USD. 300,000 or an equivalent amount in any foreign currency designated by the Central Bank, for life time.
 (iv) An individual USD. 200,000 or an equivalent amount in any foreign currency designated by the Central Bank, for life time.
 (v) A company or a partnership Setting up of Overseas offices USD. 300,000 or an equivalent amount in any foreign currency designated by the Central Bank, per calendar year.

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