Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)
HCL Technologies enters Sri Lanka with strategic investment
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.”