HCL Tech­nolo­gies en­ters Sri Lanka with strate­gic in­vest­ment

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

HCL Tech­nolo­gies (HCL), a leader in global tech­nol­ogy, has signed an agree­ment with the Board of In­vest­ment (BOI) of Sri Lanka, an­nounc­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of its global de­liv­ery cen­tre in Colombo. Mark­ing its pres­ence within the re­gion, HCL aims at boost­ing em­ploy­ment, pro­vid­ing re­sources and skilling the lo­cal tal­ent to serve its global clients.

Founded in 1976, HCL Tech­nolo­gies is a next- gen­er­a­tion global tech­nol­ogy com­pany that helps en­ter­prises reimag­ine their busi­nesses for the dig­i­tal age. A true multi­na­tional, HCL is head­quar­tered in In­dia with sig­nif­i­cant global pres­ence across var­i­ous key in­dus­tries and sec­tors, the com­pany said in a me­dia re­lease.

A key part of HCL’s business and de­vel­op­ment strat­egy in Sri Lanka will be to gen­er­ate lo­cal em­ploy­ment and pro­vide the right skilling pro­grammes that will aug­ment the growth of the knowledge ser­vices in­dus­try in the is­land. Col­lab­o­rat­ing with the BOI, HCL’s lo­cal en­tity – HCL Tech­nolo­gies Lanka (Pvt) Ltd will im­ple­ment its Work In­te­grated Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gramme to fos­ter growth by ac­tively co­op­er­at­ing with lo­cal ICT and engi­neer­ing in­sti­tu­tions to de­velop and train the is­land’s tal­ent pool. Through this de­liv­ery cen­tre in Colombo global clients will be pro­vided with valu­able ser­vices in the ar­eas com­pris­ing of Ap­pli­ca­tions and Sys­tem In­te­gra­tion Ser­vices, In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vices and Dig­i­tal Process Op­er­a­tions.

“It is a land­mark mo­ment for us as we be­gin our op­er­a­tions in the beau­ti­ful coun­try of Sri Lanka. We are very happy with the pro­gres­sive poli­cies this coun­try has and thus, we are fully pre­pared and com­mit­ted to bring in new op­por­tu­ni­ties for the lo­cal work­force and cre­at­ing ever-last­ing 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,” said Cor­po­rate Vice Pres­i­dent of HCL Tech­nolo­gies, Sri­mathi Shivashank­ar.

BOI Direc­tor Gen­eral Champika Malal­goda said: “We are pleased to part­ner with HCL Tech­nolo­gies – one of the world’s lead­ing tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies to take for­ward our de­vel­op­ment vi­sion for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has built a rep­u­ta­tion for hard­work­ing, ded­i­cated and tal­ented IT pro­fes­sion­als who have de­liv­ered in­no­va­tive and fu­tur­is­tic IT so­lu­tions to the world.”

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