On the back of consistent growth and ever-growing opportunities in the Asia-Pacific, we were thrilled to inaugurate our first global delivery center in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
HCL Sri Lanka aims to engage 1,500 employees in the first 18 months of operations, through lateral recruits and Work Integrated Education programs in collaboration with Sri Lanka’s educational institutions, to nurture young talent. The Center in Orion City IT Park, Colombo, will be delivering innovative solutions to HCL’s global customer base.
On September 7, 2020, we witnessed a momentous day in the history of HCL Technologies. Our Global Development Center in Colombo, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka was officially inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka – His Excellency Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presence of His Excellency, Mr. Gopal Baglay, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Mr. Susantha Ratnayake, Chairman – Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and from the HCL family – Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder, Managing Director & Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson – HCL Corporation and Mr. C Vijay Kumar – President & CEO, HCL Technologies.
While inaugurating the facility virtually, the Honorable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka said, “It gives me great pleasure to join you on the occasion of HCL Technologies inaugurating its first global delivery centre in Sri Lanka. As a nation, we are not only honoured to welcome a multinational technology giant such as HCL but we are also thankful for the opportunities the centre will offer our youth. Presence of a global ICT leader such as HCL technologies is not only an asset to Sri Lanka but also sends a strong message to the entire world that Sri Lanka is back in business, having successfully contained the global pandemic. I take this opportunity to congratulate the management of HCL Technologies and extend my very best wishes.”
During the event, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Shiv Nadar said “We have a strong cultural link up with Sri Lanka. India and Sri Lanka have contributed to each other’s growth and prosperity. Our efforts are focused on creating employment and we plan to establish a very large presence here. I am looking forward to seeing motivated and energized young Lankans join HCL and help us deliver on our promise – both to our clients and as well as to the country,”.
With Sri Lanka’s rapidly growing IT/BPM industry, we are confident that this new office will go a long way in helping us extend our integrated portfolio of products, solutions, services, and intellectual property. This office will support both our local and global clients and channel partners.
The HCL team radiated joy as Corporate Vice President Srimathi Shivashankar delivered the welcome address and vote of thanks while CEO & President C Vijayakumar made an informative presentation on the company’s vision for Sri Lanka.
The event was witnessed virtually by hundreds of HCL Employees, media, and other key stake holders across the world.
HCL Sri Lanka is now fully equipped and ready to support global HCL teams with sales, technical and administrative support. It is actively providing job opportunities for young minds of Sri Lanka.