SDAs shall be opened and maintained only in the form of Fixed Deposits with tenure of six (06) months and twelve (12) months only.
Further, SDAs in the form of Savings Accounts can be opened as operational accounts only for the purpose of receiving funds to be placed in SDA Fixed Deposits, to repatriate funds lying in the SDA Fixed Deposits to the depositors, and for local disbursements.
Any other transactions shall not be permitted.
The SDA Savings Accounts must be closed at the time the SDA Fixed Deposit is closed.
SDAs shall be opened and maintained either in any designated foreign currency, (i.e. USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CAD, SGD, JPY, HKD, NZD, CHF, SEK, DKK, NOK and CNY) or in Sri Lanka Rupees (LKR).
Freely convertible and repatriable outside Sri Lanka on the maturity of Fixed Deposits.