Small Business Ideas for Sri Lankan

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

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  1. 16 Products ideas to start a business in Sri Lanka– One
    (Ideas – LED Backlit car stickers, Handsfree Umbrella, Sunbath the comfortable way, Creative Bobbleheads, A folding Guitar, Branding Grills, No more embarrassing moments, Re-invented ice cream float,Costume makeover for your old fridge, Hygienic Play-pen, Educational Flash Cards, Inspiring messages in the gift products , Chopstick Baskets, Make your kids love medicine)
  2. 9 products and service ideas to start a small business in Sri Lanka – Two
    (Ideas – Toilet training for your kitty, Child seat-cum luggage, Pogo Sticks, Make those wild collars stay, Interchangeable Shoe, Sweeping made easy, Nasal screens, cooking alarm clock, Rental service for toys)
  3. 11 products ideas for Sri Lankan Market  – Three
  4. 10 ideas to kickstart your business – Four
  5. More to come

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.


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125 thoughts on “Small Business Ideas for Sri Lankan

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

      1. my name is munir memon. from karachi pakistan Mr Ragulan my engilsh is not good but i will try you to understand because i need small business in plastic field e.g plastic roll, plastic bags i want business only in colombo i still wating 4 ur suggestion.

      1. Assalamu alycum ,Mr.Muneer
        i would like to tell that i have very goo idia to open small business .i dont like to tell you ithrought chat ,if you are interested please send email .
        my email add

      2. MR MUNIR,i would love to share some advice about first you are welcome because you are keenly interesting to do business.As well you have to motivate by yourself minute to minute its core to business and basic.if you are ready to do business you must learn and learn and learn a lot everyday and being engaged in your field your wish i mean your business.

      1. i’m in the field of finance & Accounts with Bsc(Ac) & MBA(Finance). Wish to start business in the areas of consultancy, education , import & export.
        Who ever interested , pls. welcome & revert back

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

      1. 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.


      2. 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. 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…

    1. 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

      1. 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!

      2. 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. 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

    1. I AM leelavathy,
      I am exporting all kind of material by garments,spices,vegitables etc.
      i would like to business deal with your company. at present i am a small exporyer
      expecting your faverable reply.

  7. 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. 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. 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…

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    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. 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. 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

      1. haai dear,
        recieved your mail. thanks.i would like to work with you.we have vehicles and office facilities to work as a tour operator in sri lanka.please send me more details about this thanks

  12. 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

    1. i am also in the same business i am mervyn lihinikaduwa contact me on 0773175520 / 0715665757 will share. thanka

  13. 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. 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. Hi,

    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. 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. HI ,

    everyone i am INDIAN live in SAUDI ARABIA since 2002 i am rush to start businees in SRILANKA,


    i used to visits different countrys for purchasing our buyer requested products like CHINA / HONG KONG/ MALAYSIA and most ,

    so please if someone willing to start with me please join me now and the person should be honest, straight forward ,also should be self decision maker .PLEASE CONTACT ME SOON .

    thanks / regards

    1. Hi Ahmed,
      In profession I’m a software engineer and looking to start business export goods such as cinnamon,pepper ..etc.

  18. 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)

  19. 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. 😢

  20. 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

  21. 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,

  22. 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

  23. I am madranga .I want start small new business. I wnt to know how can.what the field and I am now in Dubai.can u contact me.+971527681960

  24. Hi everybody im looking for good business with small investment if someone need any network you can also add me as a partner of your business explain me what are the business by my whats up im from Nuwara eliya even its about traveling, delivery service, to exchange material which is demanded such as tea, fresh vegitables etc. contact me +966 56 6369 250 (Azam)

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

  26. I am 60yr old. worked as foreign indenting clerk.I have experience in restaurants filed. Want to start a small business and looking for lady partner from abroad.

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