SLASSCOM conducts new projects in NE:
IT, BPO professionals to reach 100,000
[IT BPO industry]
* The direct IT BPO professionals will be
elevated to 100,000
*Place Sri Lanka as the IT BPO destination in
* Sri Lankan IT BPO sector has to cater the
small and medium scale companies
Sri Lanka’s skilled resources are on par with top professionals in
the world when considering the IT as well as the mobile sector, Sri
Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM)
Chairman, Dinesh Saparamadu said Daily News Business at the launch of
MobileMonday, Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Mobile phone use will saturate in the future and innovative
applications to mobile phones will have to be introduced instead. Today,
mobile phones have various applications through which one can access the
internet and perform transactions.
It is expected that this will bridge the digital gap between the
haves and have nots, SLASSCOM Chairman, Dinesh Saparamadu said.
In the next five to eight years, direct IT BPO professionals will be
elevated to 100,000 which is 30,000 at present.
“Sri Lanka was one of the very first to adopt latest technologies in
mobile such as MMS and 3G technology. There was fierce competition in
the mobile industry and the price was dominated by the operators. The
situation should be altered with stable prices for the industry to be
stable,” he said.
Saparamadu said Sri Lanka is in the process of developing more
advanced mobile applications in the region, especially software
applications which at present taken to the world. Sri Lanka has
developed a market even in South Africa for software applications.
SLASSCOM is focused on conducting projects in the Northern and
Eastern areas. “We want to bring out awareness and recruit the resources
from those areas. Later, we will take projects into those areas. We have
conducted a career fair in Jaffna in collaboration with the ICTA. And we
want to assist University students in those areas to go inline with the
IT BPO industry,” he said.
He said SLASSCOM will work closely with University students to
“We expect to place Sri Lanka as the IT BPO destination in the region
focusing on product developments. To achieve that Sri Lankan IT BPO
sector has to cater to the small and medium scale companies that are
interested in doing their product innovations in Sri Lanka, especially
in the research and development areas,” he said.
He also said interactive opportunities such as MobileMonday Colombo
will be a stage for issues in the mobile sector while it builds healthy
relationships between the professionals and interested parties in the
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