The documents that are to be downloaded depend on whether you are an individual or an institution. There are three individual investor categories and two institution categories. If you are an individual investor, you would fall into a domestic investor, foreign investor or a Sri Lankan living abroad (Non-resident Sri Lankan).

If you are a corporate entity, you may be either a local or a foreign corporate. For more details, please refer the table below.

There are another set of documents to be filled to lodge the share certificates with the Central Depository System (CDS) before trading those stocks in the stock market.

The CDS has made their forms available in Sinhala and Tamil mediums as well for those who require the translation. But the forms should be filled in English Medium only

 
     
 
       
 
 
       
 
     
   
     
  Individual Investor Accounts - Domestic  
 
Description Specification Link
Standing Order for Settlement PDF Document, 1 page 32KB Download
CDS 1 - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 4 pages, 709 KB Download
CDS 1(A) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 4 page, 1042 KB Download
CDS 1(B) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 3 pages, 465 KB Download
Client Consent Letter PDF Document, 1 page, 24.9 KB Download
Company Information form PDF Document, 2 pages, 96KB Download
Mandatory KYC form PDF Document, 2 pages, 60KB Download
Credit Agreement PDF Document, 2 pages, 44KB Download
Online Trading Application PDF Document, 2 pages, 88KB Download
Application for E-Statement facility PDF Document, 2 pages, 174KB Download
Registration from for SMS alert facility PDF Document, 2 pages, 227KB Download
 
     
 

Other required documents

 
  Signed copy of NIC / Passport
 
  Utility Bills for proof of residency (dated within 3 moths period)  
     
  Individual Investor Accounts - Foreign  
 
Description Specification Link
Standing Order for Settlement PDF Document, 1 page 32KB Download
CDS 1 - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 3 pages, 323 KB Download
CDS 1(A) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 3 pages, 327 KB Download
Client Consent Letter PDF Document, 1 page, 24.9 KB Download
Company Information form PDF Document, 2 pages, 96KB Download
Mandatory KYC form PDF Document, 2 pages, 60KB Download
Credit Agreement PDF Document, 2 pages, 44KB Download
Online Trading Application PDF Document, 2 pages, 88KB Download
 
     
  Other required documents  
  Signed copy of Passport **  
  Utility Bills for proof of residency (dated within 3 moths period)  
  SIERA Account Details  
     
  Individual Investor Accounts - Non-resident Sri Lanka  
     
 
Description Specification Link
Standing Order for Settlement PDF Document, 1 page 32KB Download
CDS 1 - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 3 pages, 323 KB Download
CDS 1(A) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 3 pages, 327 KB Download
Client Consent Letter PDF Document, 1 page, 24.9 KB Download
CDS 1(C) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF Document, 2 pages, 154KB Download
Company Information form PDF Document, 2 pages, 96KB Download
Mandatory KYC form PDF Document, 2 pages, 60KB Download
Credit Agreement PDF Document, 2 pages, 44KB Download
Online Trading Application PDF Document, 2 pages, 88KB Download
 
     
  Other required documents  
  Signed copy of NIC / Passport **  
  Utility Bills for proof of residency (dated within 3 moths period)  
  SIERA Account Details  
     
  Institutional Investor Accounts- Domestic  
     
 
Description Specification Link
Standing Order for Settlement PDF Document, 1 page 192KB Download
CDS 2 - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF, 1 pages, 193KB Download
CDS 2(A) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDF, 1 page, 402KB Download
CDS 2(B) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
PDFt, 1 page, 117KB Download
Company Information form PDF Document, 2 pages, 761KB Download
Mandatory KYC form PDF Document, 2 pages, 1.28MB Download
Credit Agreement PDF Document, 2 pages, 1.17MB Download
Online Trading Application PDF Document, 2 pages, 88KB Download
 
     
  Other required documents  
  Filled forms should be authorised by 2 directors & the company embossed seal.  
  A copy of the company memorandum  
  Latest available top ten shareholder list  
  Details including director's names , NIC or Passport Numbers and addresses in a letter from company secretary.  
  Board resolution  
     
  Institutional Investor Accounts- Foreign  
     
 
Description Specification Link
Standing Order for Settlement PDF Document, 1 page 192KB Download
CDS 2 - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
Word Document, 2 pages, 1.92MB Download
CDS 2(A) - Application for Opening of Securities Account
(For Individual)
Word Document, 1 page, 49KB Download
Company Information form PDF Document, 2 pages, 761KB Download
Mandatory KYC form PDF Document, 2 pages, 1.28MB Download
Credit Agreement PDF Document, 2 pages, 1.17MB Download
Online Trading Application PDF Document, 2 pages, 88KB Download
 
     
  Other required documents  
  Filled forms should be authorised by 2 directors & the company embossed seal.  
  A copy of the company memorandum.  
  Latest available top ten shareholder list  
  Details including director's names , NIC o Passport Numbers and addresses in a letter from company secretary.  
  Board resolution  
  A copy of the “certificate to commence business” where relevant.  
  Certificate of good standing  
  SIERA account details.  
  All the relevant documents should be certified by a Sri Lankan diplomat or consular officer, solicitor, attorney-at-law or notary public.  
     
  Joint Accounts - Individual Investor Accounts  
  All three types of individual investor accounts can be operated as joint accounts by using the same forms given above.  
     
  To Deposit Share Certificate  
     
 
Description Specification Link
Nationals CDS 3 Word Document, 1 page, 54KB Download
Non-Nationals CDS 4 Word Document, 1 page, 60KB Download
 
     
  Translated CDS Forms  
     
 
Description Sinhala Tamil
CDS 1 - Application for Opening of Securities Account Download Download
CDS 1(A) - Application for Opening of Securities Account Download Download
CDS 1(C) - Application for Opening of Securities Account Download Download
CDS 2 - Application for Opening of Securities Account Download Download
CDS 2(A) - Application for Opening of Securities Account Download Download
 
     
  * Central Depository System has made their forms available in sinhala and Tamil languages as well. But the forms should be filled in English Medium only.