DBT provides trade and investment services and practical support. We help UK companies succeed in Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankan companies set up and invest in the UK.

We offer expertise and contacts through our extensive network of specialists in the UK, and staff in the British High Commission in Sri Lanka.

Set up a business and invest in the UK

Discover investment opportunities and learn how your business can expand to the UK on great.gov.uk.

Buy from the UK

Find exceptional and creative UK trade partners with DBT’s Find a Supplier service on great.gov.uk.

Export to Sri Lanka from the UK

UK companies can increase their sales, growth and stability by selling to Sri Lanka.

Our export guide to Sri Lanka provides essential information for new and established exporters.

On great.gov.uk, DBT provides:

Export licensing and special rules for Sri Lanka

Information on products or services which require licences for supply outside of the UK.

Arms embargo and other restrictions on Sri Lanka

Details of any arms embargoes, trade control restrictions, defence export policies and restrictions on terrorist organisations which may apply to Sri Lanka.

Contact us

Department for Business and Trade Sri Lanka

British High Commission
389 Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Sri Lanka


+94 (0)11 5390639

Monday to Thursday: 8am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday: 8am to 1pm