SLASSCOM endorses the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) offered by CISI

Caption – Madu Ratnayake, Vice President and Board member of SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) handing over the SLASSCOM endorsement plaque to Arwa Tapia, Country Head – CISI (India, Sri Lanka and Mauritius). Also in the picture are Nalina Wijesundara (Board Member of SLASSCOM) and Brian Selvanayagam (Senior Business Development Manager - CISI)   The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM), the IT/ BPO industry chamber, has recently endorsed the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) – also known as the...

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Benchmarking Innovation Readiness

The International Institute of International Software Economies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IISEIE) in collaboration with The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and Microsoft is conducting a High-Tech Survey of the Local Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and is encouraging local ICT companies to participate in this High-Tech Survey that will provide a comprehensive overview of the local ICT industry in Sri Lanka.   The information provided by this survey will assist both government and industry to better understand the opportunities...

SLASSCOM launches IT/BPO career documentary at Colombo EDEX exhibition

Caption: Honorable Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa launching the SLASSCOM IT/ BPO career documentary at EDEX Colombo Exhibition. Also in the picture are SLASSCOM Chairman, Mr. Dinesh B. Saparamadu and EDEX Chairman, Mr. Kamal Abeysinghe.   At the EDEX expo SLASSCOM launched a short documentary on the careers in IT-BPO industry to showcase the exciting opportunities in the IT/BPO field to guide new entrants who are looking to enter the industry (Watch the video.). The documentary is produce by YATV with the endorsement of Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and ICTA...

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SLASSCOM launches an industry career initiative FutureCareers at Colombo EDEX exhibition

The Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry is projected to grow by 26% in 2011 with export earnings estimated at US$ 390 million for 2010.  Sri Lanka has set a target of US$ 1 billion revenue with employment of 100,000 by 2015 in the IT/ BPO industry. One of the key prerequisite for this growth to be realized is the acceleration of human resource capacity development in the industry.

SLASSCOM Elects new board for 2011

Seated (From Left) JehanPerinpanayagam- Director  and Treasurer (CEO, Info Mate (Pvt) Ltd) ,MaduRatnayake - Director and Vice President  ( GM, Virtusa),  Dinesh Saparamadu – Chairman (CEO, hSehid) , Mano Sekaram - Director & General Secretary (CEO, Eurocenter), Sujiva Dewaraja - Director and Vice President (EVP/Head of IT Sector, John Keels Holdings)   Standing (From Left) Nalina Wijesundara - Director(Director & GM,eCollege Lanka (Pvt) Ltd), Ashique M. Ali – Director (CEO, Talliance) ,Sanath Fernando - Director (CEO, Ridgecrest Asia (Pvt) Ltd),...

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Sri Lanka ranks among the leading emerging offshore locations by Gartner - SLASSCOM

Gartner, Inc. has identified the Top 30 countries for globally sourced activities in 2010-2011, each one rated according to 10 criteria*, and found that eight new countries have made their debut in the Top 30. Many organizations that choose to move IT services to lower-cost countries are daunted by the task of determining which country or countries would best host their operations.   “This year the Top 30 countries are exclusively emerging nations,” said Ian Marriott, research vice president at Gartner.” As the pace of change is slower in developed countries we have...

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Sri Lanka revealed as one of the top ten fastest growing economies worldwide

A growing GDP, significant tax benefits and a burgeoning trade relationship with the UK are just some of the reasons why Sri Lanka has overcome the shackles of civil war to be listed by The Economist Intelligent Unit as one of the top ten fastest growing economies worldwide, the Sri Lankan Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) has revealed.   It’s been eighteen months since the Sri Lankan government defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, putting an end to 30 years of conflict in the northern and eastern parts of the country.  In that time, and...

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment announces alliance with The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Service Companies.

Caption - Dinesh Saparamadu Chairman SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) exchanging the MOU with Arwa Tapia, Country Head – CISI (India, Sri Lanka and Mauritius)   The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI) and The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to support capacity building for the financial services sector in Sri Lanka.   The CISI is the leading examining, training and membership body for those working in the securities and...

Jaffna University Students meets the IT Industry: facilitated by SLASSCOM

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) organised a two day industrial visit for the Computer Science undergraduate students from the University of Jaffna. This is part of the SLASSCOM capacity building initiative to bring Jaffna students to mainstream IT/ BPO industry. The students visited IFS, Virtusa, MIT, eCollege, Cinergix Research and Sabre Technologies during their stay in Colombo.   The main objective of this tour was to provide students with the opportunity to meet IT industry professionals and engage in a knowledge sharing session while getting an...

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China and Sri-Lanka try and get one over India in software testing

Testing software is critical because the cost of fixing bugs once the software is up and running is extremely high. As a result software testing is in demand and is a growing market.   I recently interviewed Geoff Thompson of the TMMi foundation. TMMi is a testing methodology that ingrains testing into the software development  process. This way bugs are identified along the way. It is an alternative to hiring lots of bodies to test software when the development is complete and then having to fork out thousands of pounds to fix bugs. So the theory goes. Thompson told me that...

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