IT-BPM industry urges govt. to respond and respect voice of citizens
Representative bodies of the local IT-BPM industry yesterday collectively called upon the government to respond to the voice of citizens in a responsible manner and restore stability with pragmatic solutions through consultation.
In a joint statement to the media, the industry urged the government to respect the voice of the people.
The statement was issued by SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka’s national chamber for the IT-BPM industry, Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), and the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the national association of ICT professionals.
The peaceful protests are a show of solidarity bringing every Sri Lankan to the street to express their displeasure on the state of affairs and governance. The constitution of the country provides mechanisms to change the political structure and its representatives which is the hallmark of a functioning democracy, the chambers said.
“We urge the government to restore credibility with appointments of representatives who are capable and free from corruption, and work with experts to resolve the financial crisis that has affected all key economic sectors and Sri Lankan homes with shortages of essentials – food, gas, fuel, and electricity,” asserted the associations in their statement.
Just as associations across diverse industries have highlighted so far, the IT-BPM sector too pointed out that the lower income, small businesses, farmers, and vulnerable segments of the society have been hit the most with despair and no means of sustenance.
“It is imperative that normalcy and political stability are restored as soon as possible to not further damage the country’s image internationally which could seriously hinder economic recovery. Sri Lanka is a country of abundant resources and enormous human potential. It is incumbent on all of us to make a change for the better,” the chambers said.