SLASSCOM, the Sri Lanka IT,KPO-BPM industry chamber has pledged its fullest support to the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the newly appointed team of cabinet ministers.

Representing SLASSCOM, its Chairman, Jayantha De Silva shared his sentiments with regard to the optimism and expectations of the IT, KPO-BPM industry.

Mr De Silva stated “I would like to congratulate the President and Prime Minister on leading with stability and reform at the center of their agenda. As we enter a period of change, we appreciate and welcome the 100 day programme which is a well-structured plan with defined goals. With good governance at the forefront, we expect extremely positive effects to our country, the economy, as well as our industry. SLASSCOM pledges its support to the new agenda and eagerly looks forward to its outcomes”.

“ SLASSCOM’s “vision 2022” of reaching USD 5 billion in revenue, creating 200,000 direct jobs and facilitating 1000 startups is a vision which the industry will continue to work towards. As we endeavor towards these goals it is imperative that all stakeholders support the process. Policy level direction, good governance and stability will only facilitate this journey and make the job of its stewards such as SLASSCOM, so much easier” added Mr. De Silva.

“We hope the President will increase the level of importance assigned to the development of the IT, KPO-BPM industry as one of Sri Lanka’s Key Strategic Industries. The industry represents the future of Sri Lanka and generations of youngsters and is therefore a sector which has to be developed to its full potential”, Mr. De Silva further added.