Special Foreign Investment Deposit Account

NSB now operates SFIDA accounts enabling those who are abroad to invest rupee deposit at an attractive interest rate.


Who can open an account?

Foreign nationals, institutions incorporated outside Sri Lanka, foreign institutional investors, foreign regional funds and our own Sri Lankans domiciled abroad.

Accounts could be maintained jointly amongst the eligible investors.

Kindly mention the Account name as “ SFIDA “ on the application and submit to one of our NSB Representatives


What are the guidelines for SFIDA accounts?

These accounts could be either in savings or fixed deposits.
Minimum investment for SFIDA Savings Accounts – 500/- Units in USD, EUR, GBP and AUD.
Minimum investment for SFIDA Fixed Deposit Accounts – 1000/- Units in USD, EUR, GBP and AUD.
(Sri Lankan rupee deposits are to be funded by Inward remittance/s).
Funds in Sri Lanka rupee (SFIDA) accounts plus accrued interest could be freely reconverted in to USD, AUD, EUR or GBP at the time of repatriation of such funds.
Repatriation of capital plus Interest is free of exchange control restrictions.


How to remit money to a SFIDA account?

SFIDA accounts essentially has to be funded by inward remittances or in the form of travellers cheques, drafts or currency notes brought into the country by the account holder on declaration to Sri Lanka customs.

Interest earned on SFIDA accounts is exempted from income tax, withholding tax and debit tax.

Through NSB Foreign representatives

Through Correspondent banks / Agents

How you can check your Account :

To register :

Application Form
Terms & Conditions form

To sign in

For interest rates


National Savings Bank,
International Division,
Chatham Street,
Colombo 01
Sri Lanka.

Tel : + 94 11 2332043
+ 94 11 2332292
+ 94 11 2332018
+ 94 11 2332142

Fax : +94112332136

E-mail : manager.ibu@nsb.lk

NSB Call Centre: +94 11 2379379 (24 hours service)



For more details contact NSB Call Centre- (+94 – 11 2379379) 24 Hour Service