The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) was established in pursuance of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, Act No. 36 of 1987 as amended by Act No. 26 of 1991, Act No. 18 of 2003 and Act No. 47 of 2009.


“ To become the benchmark regulator in South Asia for effective, efficient and proactive capital market regulation ”


“ To promote, develop and maintain a capital market that is fair, efficient, orderly and transparent ”


  1. The creation and maintenance of a market in which securities can be issued and traded in an orderly and fair manner
  2. The protection of the interest of investors
  3. The operation of a Compensation Fund to protect investors from financial loss arising as a result of any licensed stock broker or licensed stock dealer being found incapable of meeting his contractual obligations
  4. The regulation of the securities market and to ensure that professional standards are maintained in such market