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IT/BPO Industry become the 5th largest exporter Poised to become number 1 - SLASSCOM

The IT/BPO industry in Sri Lanka has escalated to become the 5th largest export earner according to the EDB “Export Value Survey” which formulates the IT industry contribution to the national economy in the export earnings sector. The survey was executed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) summoned by the EDB and the industry ICT advisory committee. The 1st ever study about IT export earnings, goes on to analyze the total export revenue from Information Technology/ Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITES) in 2007 was 213 Million US$, with an annual growth of 23%, compared...

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CTO and SLASSCOM to leverage complimentary efforts in promoting rural access through joint ICT developmental programmes

01-July-2009: The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) have entered in to a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to promote the use of ICTs for development in Sri Lanka.  This was confirmed today when Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, the CEO of CTO and Mr Dinesh Saparamadu, the Vice President of SLASSCOM placed their signatures to the MoU memorandum of understanding. Under its terms the CTO and SLASSCOM agreed to mutually advance the course of ICT developments on a number of fronts including the...

PIM Develops SLASSCOM Managers

Dr. Uditha Liyanage, Director, PIM, inaugurates the program The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) having recognized management development (MD) as one of the important determinants of organizational success, sought the assistance of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) to formulate and conduct a Postgraduate Certificate Course in Management (PCCM) for a batch of thirty senior executives from member-companies of the Association. The SLASSCOM recognizes that effective management provides the basis for superior organizational performance. The aim of...

SLASSCOM OUSL MOU

Photo Caption: Left to Right: Madu Ratnayake, General Secretary, SLASSCOM, NS Abeyawardena, Project Director, DEMP, Prof. Upali Vidanapathirana, Vice Chancellor, OUSL, Ranjit Fernando, Chairman, SLASSCOM, Dr. Janaka Liyanagama, Dean, Faculty of Engineering Technology. Dr. KAC Udayakumara, Head Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.   Open University launch a new Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) programme with industry backing to expand the IT workforce capacity   Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and The Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services...

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CIMA and SLASSCOM partner to drive the BPO industry growth

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Sri Lanka division and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) partner to promote Sri Lanka as a global center of excellence for Finance and Accounting BPO industry.     Sri Lanka is fast emerging as a niche Center of Excellence (CoE) for Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) with us having the second largest pool of UK qualified accounting professionals in the world. Recent Global Services magazine survey ranks Sri Lanka among the top 20 centers of excellence for FAO in the world. ...

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Sri Lanka Featured on www.sourcingfocus.com

Sri Lanka has had its name in the press a great deal over recent years, coming to a grand crescendo in the past few months.  The Tamil Tigers conflict has caused a vast amount of opinionated articles to be written, some neutral, but most cast a dark cloud over Sri Lanka’s politics and military activity.  However, the 25 year conflict appears to have reached a final conclusion and, while the rest of the world pick through the pieces of the aftermath, Sri Lanka is setting it’s sights on building the country into an outsourcing hub.   In a bid to drum up business and...

Press Release - ICASL, SLIIT and SLASSCOM to bring collective forces to develop the IT-BPO Skills

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL), Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) have partnered to develop the Accounting, IT and BPO industry in the country. The ICASL has decided to achieve this objective by developing industry driven education programs in partnership with SLASSCOM and SLIIT. A tripartite agreement has been entered in to by ICASL, SLASSCOM and SLIIT. Hon. Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Trade and Consumer affairs was the Chief Guest on this occasion.  ...

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British Council and SLASSCOM trains graduate entrepreneurs to start new businesses

27th April 2009; Colombo, Sri Lanka: Technology driven globalization is creating unprecedented opportunities for anyone from anywhere to create business in a way which was unimaginable several years ago. The next generation of Google, Microsoft, FaceBook and YouTube can come from anywhere in the world. The potential to create significant business in the globalized world will only be limited by one’s imagination.   20 young, bright and aspiring graduate entrepreneurs, selected for the their innovative business ideas were trained on business planning and enterprise start-up in...

Academic leader Professor Malik Ranasinghe joins the SLASSCOM advisory board

4th April 2009; Colombo, Sri Lanka: Professor Malik Ranasinghe regarded as an active academic leader with strong intellect and passion towards the development of the knowledge economy in Sri Lanka joined the Advisory Board of Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies, SLASSCOM the unified national IT/BPO industry association.   Professor Ranasinghe is the Vice-Chancellor, University of Moratuwa (UoM) and is a Professor in Civil Engineering. Presently Prof. Ranasinghe is the Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) of Sri Lanka.  ...

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Sri Lankan Finance and Accounting BPO capabilities showcased in a series of leading global BPO fora

Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) together with the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) carried out a series of events in London and Barcelona to promote Sri Lanka as a BPO destination for Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO). The events were organized to facilitate business linkage and to create global awareness of the Sri Lanka’s BPO capabilities.   Sri Lanka is global recognized as a niche center of excellence for Finance and Accounting Outsourcing with the world's second largest pool of UK qualified...

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