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Indian IT services firm, HCL Technologies has started a new global development centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The tech firm expects to create local jobs for over 3,000 skilled techies in the next few years.
The new centre is inaugurated by Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay. The new centre is part of India-Sri Lanka’s strategic partnerships for business collaboration.
HCL’s office in Colombo will have world-class infrastructure, multi-layered data and physical security protocols. HCL plans to support its global customer base through this centre.
The IT firm already has a presence in Sri Lanka. It’s Colombo office houses more than 650 employees, out of which 100 are local recruits. HCL plans to create capacity for 600 more employees by the end of November 2020. The goal is to deploy 3000 people in 3 to 5 years, of which 1,500 will be working in Sri Lanka over 18 months.
HCL will also implement its Work-Integrated Education Program to foster growth in Sri Lanka. The tech firm has been actively cooperating with the local ICT and engineering institutions.
C Vijayakumar, President and CEO of HCL Technologies said, “We have already hired our first set of employees in the journey and we hope to take this number to over 3,000 people in the coming three years…We are very positive of the growth prospects we foresee in the country and looking forward to bringing in global opportunities to the local communities in Sri Lanka.”
Sri Lanka is an emerging destination for global ITO and BPM market. It is emerging as the best destination for off-shore IT-enabled services. HCL has been working with the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka for its local entity – HCL Technologies Lanka (Private) Limited.