Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently entered into a 2-year agreement to foster collaboration in the ICT industry. The newly appointed Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Trine Joranli Eskedal and Ranil Rajapakse, Chairman SLASSCOM signed the agreement.

'Norway is keen on working together with private sector partners in Sri Lanka. This partnership between SLASSCOM and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry will contribute to further increase private sector collaboration between our two coun­tries' Ms. Eskedal said in a media release issued by SLASSCOM.

Ranil Rajapakse, Chairman SLASSCOM, added: 'The knowledge solutions industry is currently our 5th largest export earner and has the potential to play an even more significant role in the years ahead. We're delighted that this partnership will enable SLASSCOM to influence many drivers in the industry, including capacity building, learning and to position Sri Lanka as an attractive destination for knowledge solu­tions.'