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Graduate Enterprise Challenge 09 – Grooming the Next Generation of Technology Entrepreneurs

6th March 2009; Colombo, Sri Lanka   Technology driven globalization is creating unprecedented opportunities for anyone from anywhere to create business in a way which was unimaginable several years ago. We are clearly entering to an idea economy! The potential to create significant wealth through business will only be limited by one’s imagination.   Graduate Enterprise Challenge (GEC) is a business plan competition that is open to undergraduate and graduate students in Sri Lanka. It is organized collectively by the British Council and Sri Lanka Association of Software and...

IT/BPO Industry comes forward to support the presidential initiative on "Year of English and ICT"

Photo: Ranjith Fernando Chairman, SLASSCOM presenting the pledge to support 100 schools to His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapakse at the presidential secretariat.   The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies, SLASSCOM the unified national IT/BPO industry association announced its support to the presidential initiative to enhance the IT and English literacy in the country by providing computer facilities to one hundred rural village schools.   The ‘Year of English and IT’ is launched as a major initiative of the Government to help Sri Lanka...

2009 Year of English and IT

The ‘Year of English and IT’ is launched as a major initiative of the Government to help Sri Lanka meet the demands of the 21st Century in skills and capacities to pave the way for a knowledge driven society.   President Mahinda Rajapaksa said his Government lays emphasis on the unmistakable need to urgently equip the people, especially the youth, with proficiency in the English language on the one side and to provide them with access to computers and internet facilities, through the rapid development of use of information technology, on the other. Adequate knowledge of...

2009 Year of English and IT

The ‘Year of English and IT’ is launched as a major initiative of the Government to help Sri Lanka meet the demands of the 21st Century in skills and capacities to pave the way for a knowledge driven society. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said his Government lays emphasis on the unmistakable need to urgently equip the people, especially the youth, with proficiency in the English language on the one side and to provide them with access to computers and internet facilities, through the rapid development of use of information technology, on the other. Adequate knowledge of both...

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SLASSCOM HR Forum to bring IT- BPO HR Leaders Together

The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies, SLASSCOM, the national IT/BPO industry association today said it has formed  the SLASSCOM HR forum to bring the HR leaders of the IT/BPO companies together to a build a progressive national workforce which is competitive, ethical and collaborative. The forum focus on facilitating collaboration among HR professionals of IT and BPO companies with business leadership support.   The SLASSCOM HR Forum will facilitate best practice sharing, adoption of industry wide progressive employment practices, setting national...

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Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe and Dr. Peter Hayes join the SLASSCOM advisory board

Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe a pioneer of the software industry and private education in Sri Lanka and Dr. Peter Hayes British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka joined the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies, SLASSCOM the unified national IT/BPO industry association Advisory.   Dr. Wickramasinghe is currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, Chairman of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka and the Chairman of Bank of Ceylon. Dr. Wickramasinghe pioneered the concept of locally based quality British tertiary education in Sri Lanka with the...

Father of the Indian BPO Industry, Raman Roy joins the SLASSCOM advisory board

16th January 2009; Colombo, Sri Lanka: Raman Roy regarded as the “Father of the Indian BPO Industry” joined the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies, SLASSCOM the unified national IT/BPO industry association Advisory Board further strengthening the objectives of SLASSCOM.   Raman Roy played a pioneering role over the last 16 years in promoting Indian BPOs and proving that India can be a preferred location for Remote Processing. He is a pioneer four times over, having successfully led the BPO initiatives of American Express, GE (now Genpact) and...

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Industry leaders join hands to take the IT/BPO industry forward

Forms Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) to take IT/BPO to become the #1 Industry in Sri Lanka   On 31st of October, leaders of the Software and BPO industry came together to form the unified national IT/BPO industry association - Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) - to lead the advancement of the IT/BPO industry in Sri Lanka.   SLASSCOM represents the fruition of a long felt need within the software and IT enabled services industry, for a unified, strong, and representative body that can speak with one voice, and...

Presidential Task Force on English and IT

Hon Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama SLASSCOM Chairman coordinates the presidential task force on IT   Under the guidance of President Mahinda Rajapaksa a presidential task force has been set up to drive widespread adoption of English and IT in the country. Dr Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion has been appointed as the Chairman of the new Presidential Task Force on English and IT. The task force has been mandated to improve the knowledge of English and IT of youth and school children with a long-term objective of providing necessary skills to...

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