HCL Technologies enters Sri Lanka via pact with BOI

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Colombo, Sri Lanka – Noida, India: HCL Technologies said it has decided to enter Sri Lanka via a strategic pact with BOI and set up a global delivery center (GDC) in Colombo.

HCL Technoologies has signed on pact with Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment (BOI) with an aim to boost employment, providing resources and skilling the local talent to serve its global clients.

The company said it is collaborating with Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment (BOI) via HCL’s local entity HCL Technologies Lanka (Private) Limited. It aims to generate local employment and provide the right skilling programs to augment the knowledge services industry’s growth in Sri Lanka.

HCL Technologies Lanka will implement its Work Integrated Education Program to drive growth by actively cooperating with local ICT and engineering institutions to develop and train the island’s talent pool.

The upcoming GDC in Colombo will be provide global clients with valuable services in the areas comprising of Applications & System Integration Services, Infrastructure Services and Digital Process Operations.

Calling this initiative as a landmark moment, HCL Technologies’ Corporate VP Srimathi Shivashankar said, “ 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.”

“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. HCL Technologies has the resources that will enhance and empower our local IT talent to achieve the national goals set out for the sector. We are delighted with this opportunity and look forward to a longstanding partnership,” said Champika Malagoda, Director General – Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka.

However, HCL Technologies hasn’t revealed financial details of its investment plans in Sri Lanka.

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