HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE: Sri Lanka’s healthcare system has an effective public delivery system, which provides both preventive and curative care at low cost but are concentrated in a few cities. Alimentary & Metabolism, Cardiovascular, Anti-infectives and Respiratory are among the main therapeutic categories in the life sciences segment experiencing highest growth

INVESTMENT CLIMATE: Private sector spending grew by 12{3163b34706130b4e1cf64e8c1b910e982a843cab25723611cf66e26b48765851} a year, while government spending increased by 10{3163b34706130b4e1cf64e8c1b910e982a843cab25723611cf66e26b48765851} a year over 2005-2012. To attract investment in the region, the government provides tax rebates for medium scale and large scale enterprises

CHALLENGES: Currently, Sri Lanka needs an additional 14,000 doctors and 25,000 nurses to bring it to international standards. With a growing population and increasing spend on healthcare, the government will face challenges to continue to provide universal low-cost healthcare to the population