Small Business Ideas for Sri Lankan


  1. Hotel price comparison engine – Costly
  2. A web portal for handmade products – Low Cost
  3. Website for Sri Lankan hotel reviews and details – Costly but high return
  4. Export spice in small level – Costly
  5. Consulting Business – No Cost
  6. A food court (The concept is secret:) , medium cost, niche market and high return)
  7. Quick Coffee outlets (Its not an ordinary coffee center, but totally a new concept in Sri Lanka)
  8. More concepts are with me, contact me for further details…

Total take over venture – 2 years old tech venture is available for an acquisition offer. Total number of projects done = 45, monthly fixed turnover Rs 125,000 and total monthly revenue Rs 650,000. Contact me for further details (ragulan @

If you are really keen in starting up your own business, it may be even a very small venture with a very low level of investment,  send me an email to get free advices or make an appointment and meet me at my office.

I’m an entrepreneur myself,  and willing to help anyone those who have the real spirit.


(Send me a Request)


My Email ID –

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104 thoughts on “Small Business Ideas for Sri Lankan

  1. Small & Medium says:

    You should create awareness about your expertise with the FCCISL and Business for Peace Alliance. The SME sector needs the talents and know-how of people like you who can connect to the rural entrepreneur.

  2. William Frittz says:

    Loving your weblog. I wish i had a site and could write articles that could be informative but “to the point” as a lot as yours.

  3. migara says:

    I am try to start a small buissines from child .But stil can’t.Please helpe me to start my owen a buissines

  4. konami says:

    These are genuinely fantastic ideas in regarding blogging.
    You have touched some pleasant points here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.

      • Ashtar Mohammad says:

        Hello, I am Ashtar Mohammad. I am 29 years old female.
        I am interested know more about your country Sri Lanka for my interest relocation settle down.
        I am write to you from Valleta city Malta.
        I would be happy if you help to me to know about your country.
        I will tell to you more about me when I have receive your message again.
        Thanks you and have good day.


      • uthika perera says:

        haai ‘i recieved your mail thanks.i would like to give you more details about my country.i am little bit bisy right now.anyway keep your contacts with me.i will send you more later,anyway thank so much to contact me,
        my mail is

  5. ajmal says:

    Sir , i will have to start the small bussines / industry in plase eastern province in sri lanka . my capacity with in 3 lacks give me idea . (which field will it become good income) . i will hope your great ideas . your repply send my email .thanks for you…

    • s.j.raj says:

      dear now i am in ksa ten month after be home land i have12 years selling experience now i would like start own businuss &have 3lks pls i hope an idia

      • Chathura says:

        sir I’m chathura I need to start a small business i tried many but I failed.
        advice me. you posted your number I like to call you can I know what is your free time to contact you!
        Thank you!

      • Shafraz says:

        Hi my name is shafraz im from nawalapity. I like to do tea besnas . it’s good or not good for delivery I need help

  6. sagara hettiarachchi says:

    I m sagara , i have a dream for start new export business. I hope to start agriculture product to export . please give me advice to success. mobile 0717217931
    skype -sagaracom

  7. Inoshi says:

    Hi I am looking for a new business idea which would involve in developing the sri lankan culture… Can you just give me an idea of what would really involve in embracing our culture and every one would talk about at the end?

  8. Lole says:

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you may
    be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come
    back someday. I want to encourage you continue your great writing, have a nice evening!

  9. Yoshiteru Watanabe says:

    Hello Ragulan!

    And greetings to you all wonderful fans of this website!
    I’m Yoshiteru Watanabe from Japan.

    Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of wonderful things about Sri Lanka from my Japanese friends who visit Sri Lanka regularly on business trips, about the new developments happening, and also about the beautiful culture. I’m wishing a bright future for Sri Lanka, and also look forward visiting there one day!

    Well today, I’m not here to sell anybody, anything.

    I’m visiting here today hoping that this information I’m about to provide would help you and your families, and add more happiness to your lives! So here we go.

    A New Business Opportunity involving Global Marketing & Sales of Software Products is planned to launch some time Late Fall, or Early Winter of this Year 2014.

    The project Right now is at a Pre-Launch phase.

    And here is why You should Act Now, and Join because…

    1. It’s Free, No Initial Purchasing!
    2. Easy to Register!
    3. No Sponsoring Required!
    4. Once in a lifetime opportunity!!

    Below, is my website with a short video done by the Founding team leader.

    Copy the above URL, and paste to your own browser to watch.
    I hope you enjoy and get excited as I am right now, we’ll see you on the other side!

    Best regards,
    Yoshiteru Watanabe

  10. Atthanayaka says:

    I was working with a small local NGO in Sri Lanka as a Area co-coordinator. I am not working with that NGO. I lost my job because NGO is not working this period. I want a start new business. I have a small van. I am providing a transport service for school children. It is my main income source now. I want consult from you.

  11. warner says:

    Hi, nice blog. We are from Italy but UK resident, for years in the tourism/accomodation industry with a bit of cash to invest and reliable friends in Sri Lanka to help with. Do you think we can try and meet our cash and willingness to work hard and your ideas? Thank you in advance

  12. Nitesh says:

    hey Mr Ragulan … I actually have my own business and im in to Real estate and Property
    so i wanted to know do you have any buyers for lands in colombo area from 10 to 80perch above …. I even have buyers for lands …im willing to start something with you ..i will give u 1.5% commission to you … as i will be taking 1.5 as well from 3% brokerage … so if you intrested we can move further ..since you are nice gentlemen im planning on doing business with you …i I like people who do business the right way .. if your intrested send me a email and i will give you my contact details

    Nitesh Mahtani

  13. Rizwan says:

    Hi sir,i have a dream for start new export business in colombo. Please advise me what type of business will be most suitable to me, i have only small budget.rply me asap

  14. Rukshan says:

    Hi Mr Rahulan, i have just read ur Blog and found it really interesting. I am in Germany right now and a Srilankan citizen who is looking for a Self employment , i am keen to do a Business on My own. I Need a good Business to start with. Hope You can help me with this… me on My Email

  15. Ceylonmed says:


    We are seeking a business partner from UK, USA, Australia, Seashells, for my medical tourism company ” Ceylonmed Medical Tourism”
    Appreciate if you could leave a reply to

    Note: we are not seeking any financial support or investment, this will be a joint venture or strategic alliance which could lead to a win win situation.

    Thanking you!
    Best regards,

  16. Madusha says:

    hi there,..
    i want to start a very small bussines …while I’m doing my job as a side income….i hv capital with me .. any ideas I guy’s give me ..appreciated

  17. Mr Selwyn Gnanamuthu says:

    Hello Mr Ragulan
    Nice to meet you in this site
    I’m a hotelier by profession, having 30 years of experience in International 5 star hotels and Resorts in Dubai and In Maldives
    I work as a Director of Procurement for a International 5 star Resort in Maldives for last 20 years
    I’m planning to retire by next year and have my own online travel company.
    Please advise


    Selwyn ( Mr)

  18. Imangi Nanayakkara says:

    Hi I am Imangi Nanayakkara. I want to start a website for hotel review and details.please help me. I have send you 2 emails already. But you haven’t replied to me. 😢

  19. Lahiru says:

    Hello sir, i need to start a my own business. can u give me an idea about this.. plz help me sir, i’m waiting for ur answer

  20. sarath says:

    Dear All !,
    I need a 1-10 acres bare land for long lease with a facility of water, electricity & motorable road for agricultural purpose. location should be at around Urapola in Gampaha district.
    best regards,

  21. sampath epage says:

    Hello , Nice to meet you in this site , I want to start a very small business I d like open paper pulp product , hand made card , and jewelry. I would like export ple give some ideas and advice

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