The Investor Relations Unit (IRU) is the centralized facilitation and promotion centre established within SLTDA to assist potential tourism investors interested in investing in Sri Lanka Tourism. IRU is a one-stop location and point of contact for investors seeking information and assistance on the tourism investments. Specialized staff of IRU are in collaboration all project approving government agencies to help investors to make their investment project a reality.
Recent improvements to the investment approval process have resulted in bringing down the time taken for project approvals up to 40% and is in the process of further improvements with effective facilitation mechanism carried out by a well-trained professional staff.
The IRU is now ready to serve your every need as a Tourism Investor in one of the most sought after holidays destinations in the world, Sri Lanka. We are ready to help you from the moment you consider making an investment till your investment dream is a reality.
Given that time is precious and costly, Sri Lanka Tourism set up the Investor Relations Unit (IRU) in a bid to promote and draw tourism related investments.
Key objectives cited are as follows;
Present a stress free, convenient approach to investors keen on investing in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry
Coalesce relevant information for all types of tourism related investments and ensure interested parties have easy access either through meetings, telephone, email or virtual platforms
Provide and educate interested parties on existing investment opportunities, lands available, projects commenced and tourism needs
Supply feasibility studies and other analyses for potential investments within a short time frame
Expedite the approval process by centralizing functions of relevant line agencies through a streamlined process within a reduced time frame.
SERVICES AVAILABLE PRIOR TO INVESTMENT
Information on potential tourist investments
Help with investment promotion and gathering information
Provision of a directory of land available
Help in finding similar entrepreneurs for investors interested in joint ventures
Help in completing the application form
Organization of site inspection
Representation of the investor at meetings
Fast-track obtainment of the project clearance permit
SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING THE INVESTMENT
Fast-track the approval from government agencies
Coordinating of building plan approvals required for investment
Coordinating Board of investment incentive schemes granting final approval
SERVICES AVAILABLE AFTER THE FINAL CLEARANCE FOR CONSTRUCTIONS
Recommendation for Visa’s
Monitor construction progress and facilitation on construction