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SLASSCOM sets up Mobile & Telco Center of Excellence

SLASSCOM announced the setting up of the SLASCOM Mobile & Telco Center of Excellence (CoE) with the vision to bring together leading solution providers, education institutes and service providers in advancing the fast growing Mobile & Telco IT/BPO Industry vertical in Sri Lanka. As National strategy, Sri Lankan IT/BPO industry is focused on several niche areas to build globally competitive products and service offerings to targeted market segments.   Leading Mobile Telco solution providers including Dinota IT, Eurocentre, hSenid, Informatics, Mortorola, Sabre, Virtusa and...

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IT-BPO Industry to attract UK SME clients

SLASSCOM, the national IT/BPO industry chamber, has initiated an aggressive promotional campaign in the UK in order to introduce Sri Lankan IT/BPO capabilities and to help build relationships with key decision makers in the UK and Europe.  “We are focusing on UK and Europe as one of our strategic markets to promote the Sri Lanka IT/BPO industry. UK has been a long standing trade partner of Sri Lanka and through the partnership; we aim to extend this to the emerging IT/BPO industry” said Ashique M Ali, Director and Global Trade Forum Leader of SLASSCOM.   The growing...

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Industry Experts to strengthen CODL of Moratuwa University

Shanta R Yapa, Vice President of Epic Lanka and Madu Ratnayake, General Manager, Virtusa Corporation have been appointed to the Board of Management of Center for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) of University of Moratuwa. They will represent SLASI, the Software Chapter of the Federation of IT Industry (FITIS) and SLASSCOM, the national IT/BPO industry chamber, respectively.   According to Dr Sanath Jayasena, Chairman of CODL, they currently offer diploma and degree programs on distant mode where a large number of students from all over the country receive access to university...

SLASSCOM sets the IT/BPO industry growth plan 2010: Elects new Board

Seated (From Left) Omar Fatharally - Director  and Treasurer (CEO, HelloCorp) , Sujiva Dewaraja - Director and Vice Chairman (EVP/Head of IT Sector, John Keels Holdings) , Dinesh Saparamadu – Chairman (CEO, hSehid) , Ravi Abeysuriya - Director and Vice Chairman (Head - Strategic Business Development/Shared Services Hayleys Group) , Madu Ratnayake - Director and General Secretary (VP and GM, Virtusa) Standing (From Left) Dushan Soza – Director (Managing Director, WNS) , Ashique M. Ali – Director (CEO, Talliance) , Mano Sekaram – Director (CEO, Eurocenter...

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Mphasis in Sri Lanka - Indias 7th Largest IT Services Provider

MphasiS to hire 2,000 in Sri Lanka IT services provider Mphasis on Wednesday said it will open a centre in Sri Lanka by the middle of next year, for which it will hire 2,000 people. MphasiS Sri Lanka, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Mphasis Group, would be operational by the middle of 2010 and will start work with 500 people, MphasiS said in a statement.   This number will be increased to 2,000 over the next three years and the centre will provide applications, BPO and ITO services to clients globally, it added. The company, however, declined to comment on the investment...

SLASSCOM partners with ACCA to promote Financial Service BPO Industry

SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies partnered with the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) the global body for professional accountants, with the aim of developing the capacity of the BPO industry in Sri Lanka and to leverage the ACCA network to promote Sri Lanka as an outsourcing destination. The MOU was signed between Madu Ratnayake, General Secretary SLASSCOM and Country Manager for ACCA Sri Lanka and Maldives Aruni Rajakarier.   The main purpose of signing the corporation agreement is to collaborate in promoting Sri Lankaas a...

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Aegis Forays Into Sri Lanka, Acquires Ismart Timex

in Public Commenting on the acquisition, Aparup Sengupta, MD and CEO, Aegis Limited, said, “Ismart Timex is one of the largest BPO service provider in Sri Lanka and we expect it to grow exponentially to more than double in voice, back office, especially F&A in the next one year. This acquisition adds a new geography in the Aegis spectrum of outsourcing solutions and expands its global footprint to cover Sri Lanka. Aegis will now offer services from 35 delivery centres across the world. This acquisition will reinforce Aegis’ leadership position as Customer Lifecycle...

BCS signs MOU with Sri Lanka Association of Service Companies (SLASSCOM)

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) have reached a non-binding agreement which could see BCS qualifications reaching more students in the region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) means both organisations will work together to further mutual aims.   As part of the MOU, SLASSCOM will aim to endorse a number of BCS short development courses such as e-type as well as its internationally recognised ISEB qualifications, such as Software Testing; ITIL Service Management and Green IT. SLASSCOM also intends to...

Inaugural SLASSCOM HR Summit 2009 a success

The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) held the inaugural HR Summit 2009 themed “Leveraging People for Success” with the overall vision in making the IT/BPO industry the top export earner for the country within the next five years at Galadari Hotel Colombo.   The SLASSCOM HR Summit brought together nearly 400 leading HR professionals senior Leaders, HR students and any business manager who are responsible for people strategy.   Project Chairman and Senior Director HR at Virtusa Ishan Dantanarayana said, “Today there is...

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Sri Lanka’s outsourcing body appoints Buffalo Communications

SLASSCOM, the outsourcing industry body in Sri Lanka will work with Buffalo Communications, the outsourcing specialist communications consultancy, to attract UK interest in Sri Lankan outsourcing. Buffalo will work with the body to deliver a comprehensive marketing communications strategy across the UK and mainland Europe.   As part of the agreement Buffalo will develop interest in Sri Lanka through both traditional media relations and online B2B communications channels. In tandem, the consultancy will be developing a series of high-profile outsourcing events to help communicate the...

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