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Sri Lankan Accountants Lure Global Outsourcers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Southern China has its assembly plants. India has customer support centers, research laboratories and low-cost lawyers. And Sri Lanka’s contribution to global outsourcing? Accountants — thousands of them, standing ready to crunch the world’s numbers. As this tiny island nation staggers back from a bloody, decades-long civil war, one of its brightest business prospects was born from a surprising side effect of that conflict. Many Sri Lankans, for various reasons, studied accounting in such numbers during the war that this nation of about 20...

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SLASSCOM & Motorola to promote Enterprise Mobility Software Development skills in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Association of Software & Service Companies Center of Excellence for Mobile & Telecom together with Motorola Technologies Lanka (Pvt) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Inc (www.motorola.com) – An American IT giant are organizing an Enterprise Mobility Application Software Development Competition for the IT Undergraduates of Sri Lankan Universities and University affiliation colleges.   "The aim of this competition is to explore, expose and promote innovative skills of our Undergraduates and thereby to prepare Sri Lanka to be a leading...

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Sri Lanka: A Shining Outsourcing Destination 18 Months after the End of the Civil War

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...

SLASSCOM join forces with EDEX as a strategic partner for 8th Expo 2011

From left – Executive Director - SLASSCOM, Kshanika Ratnayaka , Head of SLASSCOM Capacity Forum - Nalina Wijesundara, Director/ General Secretary SLASSCOM, Madu Ratnayake, Chairman- EDEX, Kamal Abeysinghe, Secretary- Royal College Union, Manju Ariyaratne, Director Career Services - EDEX, Prabath Fernando   SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) has entered into a strategic partnership with EDEX for the first time for the forthcoming EDEX-2011 Expo.   SLASSCOM acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry by facilitating...

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Sri Lanka ranked among the Top 20 global outsourcing destinations for IT/BPO by consulting giant A.T. Kearney

Advances from 29th position in 2007 to 16th position in 2009 The consulting giant, A.T. Kerney’s Global Services Location Index (GSLI) index identifies the top 50 countries for outsourcing globally. The Global Services Location Index (GSLI), first established in 2004, analyzes and ranks top 50 countries worldwide as the best destinations for providing outsourcing services, including IT services and support, contact centers, and back-office support. Each countries score is composed of a weighted combination of relative scores on 43 measurements, which are grouped in to three...

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Quality Summit 2010 – Using quality as a differentiator

Sri Lanka’s somewhat late foray into the now saturated IT/BPO industry has had our local industry scrambling to identify a differentiator that would set apart the country from the rest of the entrants, including the countries currently dominating the industry such as India and the Philippines.   Highlighting quality as this distinguishing aspect, the Quality Summit 2010 organised by the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) with the support of ICTA was held with the aim of bringing together the industry giants in the persuance of quality as a...

SLASSCOM partners with AAT to promote build capacity for BPO Industry

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) partnered with the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka) to jointly drive capacity building in Accounting & Finance to cater for the rapidly growing BPO industry in Sri Lanka.   The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) was established in 1987, on the initiative of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with the primary objective of producing Accounting Technicians for the private and public sector. During this period AAT Sri Lanka has acquired a...

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SLASSCOM promote Sri Lanka among UK Diaspora

It’s a well known fact that the Indian IT/BPO industry achieved its phenomenal growth owing to Indian Diaspora paying a key role in the startup stage of the industry. In Sri Lankan too, over the past 10 years, the majority of IT/BPO related investments were initiated or supported by the Sri Lankan Diaspora living in countries such as UK, USA, Australia and Japan.   With the end of the conflict and global economy slowly recovering, Sri Lanka now has a unique opportunity to build its IT/BPO industry in an accelerated fashion. The Sri Lankan Diaspora will play a curtail and...

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SLASSCOM partners with World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)

The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies, SLASSCOM announced that Sri Lanka is now the newest member in the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). With over 70 national ICT industry associations and members representing more than 90 percent of the world ICT market, WITSA is the leading voice of the global ICT industry.   “Challenges and opportunities faced by the ICT industry are undisputedly global in nature.  WITSA members work together to achieve a shared vision on important issues of common interest. We hope the relationship with...

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Sri Lanka IT/BPO capabilities showcased at the International Outsourcing Forum in London

The International Outsourcing Forum (IOF) is the premier annual event in the international outsourcing events calendar in London. IOF attracts leading buyers and supplier of IT/BPO services around the world. The conference is represented by all major IT/BPO service providers from many countries including Sri Lanka, Egypt, India, Mauritius, South Africa and countries from the Eastern European block and Latin America.   Lead by SLASSCOM and ICTA, Sri Lanka was the lead sponsor of the 2010 IOF event attracting the spot light as a fast emerging sourcing destination for IT/BPO in focused...

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