Sri Lanka - Investment in telecoms with private participation

Investment in telecoms with private participation (current US$)

The latest value for Investment in telecoms with private participation (current US$) in Sri Lanka was $136,500,000 as of 2014. Over the past 25 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $386,500,000 in 2007 and $2,000,000 in 1994.

Definition: Investment in telecom projects with private participation refers to commitments to infrastructure projects in telecommunications that have reached financial closure and directly or indirectly serve the public. Movable assets and small projects are excluded. The types of projects included are management and lease contracts, operations and management contracts with major capital expenditure, greenfield projects (in which a private entity or a public-private joint venture builds and operates a new facility), and divestitures. Investment commitments are the sum of investments in facilities and investments in government assets. Investments in facilities are the resources the project company commits to invest during the contract period either in new facilities or in expansion and modernization of existing facilities. Investments in government assets are the resources the project company spends on acquiring government assets such as state-owned enterprises, rights to provide services in a specific area, or the use of specific radio spectrums. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank, Private Participation in Infrastructure Project Database (

See also:

Year Value
1989 $18,000,000
1993 $41,600,000
1994 $2,000,000
1995 $18,000,000
1996 $164,000,000
1997 $268,300,000
1998 $38,300,000
1999 $113,300,000
2000 $160,400,000
2001 $10,800,000
2002 $121,700,000
2003 $90,000,000
2004 $141,400,000
2005 $241,800,000
2006 $336,600,000
2007 $386,500,000
2008 $300,400,000
2009 $292,400,000
2010 $262,000,000
2011 $225,700,000
2012 $295,600,000
2013 $306,000,000
2014 $136,500,000


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Private infrastructure investment