HCL Technologies said it has entered into a pact with Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment for setting up of a global delivery Centre in Colombo. Marking its presence within the region, HCL Technologies (HCL) aims at boosting employment, providing resources and skilling the local talent to serve its global clients, the company said in a regulatory filing.
New Delhi: The country’s third-largest software services firm HCL Technologies NSE 1.28 % has announced its entry into Sri Lanka by launching a global delivery center in Colombo. The company which has signed an agreement with the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka, hopes to boost employment, providing resources and skilling the local talent to serve its global clients from the new Center.
Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate Vice President of HCL Technologies, said that the company is looking to take advantage of the progressive policies of the country and will bring in new opportunities for the local workforce and create partnerships within the region. “Our valuable partnership with the BOI will help us showcase the true essence of our culture of ‘Relationship Beyond the Contract’. By imbibing our ideapreneurship™ culture we will be aiming to provide best-in-class support to the global clients with the help of local talent pool.”
A key part of HCL’s business and development strategy in Sri Lanka will be to generate local employment and provide skilling programs that will augment the growth of the knowledge services industry in the island, the company said.
Through the Colombo delivery center, HCL’s will offer Applications & System Integration Services, Infrastructure Services and Digital Process Operations to its global customers.
Champika Malalgoda, Director General of the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka said: “Sri Lanka has built a reputation for hardworking, dedicated and talented IT professionals who have delivered innovative and futuristic IT solutions to the world. We are one of the best destinations for providing off-shore services for Information Technology Enabled Service (ITEs) as well as services related to Finance and Accounting, Legal,Insurance, Banking and Telecommunications. HCL Technologies has the resources that will enhance and empower our local IT talent to achieve the national goals set out for the sector.”