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The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto arranged the Information & Communication Technology / Business Process Management (ICT/ BPM) promotional workshop “Island of Ingenuity”on 12 August 2019 at Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. The Advisor to the team working as the Sectoral Expert for the ICT/ BPM sector in Sri Lanka, Ruwindhu Peiris participated in the event as the resource person. The workshop was attended by Sri Lankan expatriates engaging in the ICT sector.

The aim of this initiative was to leverage Sri Lanka’s Diaspora network to help transform the industry by tapping into their networks and unraveling opportunities for Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM sector. Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy 2022 targets to elevate IT/BPM sector and achieve a target of USD 5 billion in export revenues, 200,000+ new jobs and 1,000 new start ups.

During the presentation, Mr. Peiris shared the success stories of leading IT companies, such as Virtusa, HSBC, the London Stock Exchange Group, IFS and Pearson in Sri Lanka. He eloquently explained as to why Sri Lanka can be a gateway and a test bend for those who are targeting the IT / BPM markets in Asia. The Interactive presentation was followed by a networking session.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka

Toronto

23 August 2019

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