Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) is partnering with CH17, the specialists in corporate loyalty management services to introduce an exclusive Privilege Card for professionals engaged in the IT/BPM industry.

SLASSCOM Member companies can enroll their staff for the programme who will be entitled to multiple benefits and privileges from partner merchants and retailers of consumer products and services, who are registered with CH17. Special discounts from over 140 leading merchants of consumer goods and services are exclusively extended to the employees of member companies of SLASSCOM. a media release stated.

The vendors range across daily essentials. personal items, food and beverage. hospitality, leisure, wellness. technology services, lifestyle, travel, banking and finance and other service providers islandwide. The card will be made available to all SLASSCOM member companies. which will be initially offered at a discounted rate for the first year. CH17 Loyalty Mobile App provides the latest vendors and offers on the CH17 Loyalty Programme.

Ranil Rajapakse, Chairman SLASSCOM stated, "We introduced this 'SLASSCOM Privilege Card' as a programme exclusively for the professionals engaged in the IT/BPM industry to appreciate our IT/BPM workforce. We already have 14 companies who have signed up for the programme and we see this offering as a further value addition to the SLASSCOM membership.

Jumar Preena, Chief Executive Officer of CH17 commented 'We are thrilled to partner with SLASSCOM and offer the 'SLASSCOM Privilege Card' to their member companies. We have an exciting time ahead, as we go on on-boarding new vendors onto our loyalty programme. which will serve better for everyone with this unique loyalty card offered for those in the IT/ BPM industry.

The IT/BPM industry is recognized as a thrust industry within the National Export Strategy (NES) and is promoted globally as the 'Island of Ingenuity' for world-class knowledge solutions. Currently Sri Lanka's fifth-largest export earner, the industry has a goal to reach $ 5 billion by 2022. with a workforce of over 200,000, and a thriving ecosystem for startups.