Sri Lanka is one of HCL’s key global delivery hubs - HCL CFO

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:10 AM Nov 26 2021
FT Sri Lanka is one of HCL’s key global delivery hubs - HCL CFO

The Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa said yesterday that India’s HCL Technologies (HCL) presence in Sri Lanka, is a reflective of the long-term business resilience of Colombo’s ascent as a commercial hub in South Asia. “As a nation, we are thankful for the opportunities HCL continues to offer our youth and make them global IT professionals,” he said at the opening ceremony of HCL’s new facility at the state-of-theart Cinnamon Life complex in Colombo. 

HCL continues to expand and grow in Sri Lanka and this new facility will be its largest in the country, accommodating 4,000 employees. HCL entered Sri Lanka in 2020 with the aim of making it a global technology and IT services delivery hub for some of the largest corporations in the world. In continuation with its commitment to build first class capabilities and create local employment, HCL intends to occupy 80% of Cinnamon Life, a project by John Keells, with plans of taking up 10 floors now and 10 floors at a later stage. 

From this new development HCL will provide IT services to global clients in the areas of digital applications and system integration services, product development and support, and infrastructure management services including digital workplace solutions. Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka said,“Since the time HCL entered into Sri Lanka, it has been on a growth path. It is extremely heartening to see how HCL is not only building a talent pool in the country but also working to create thousands of jobs for Sri Lankan youth and bringing global opportunities to Sri Lanka.” 

Prateek Aggarwal, Chief Financial Officer, HCL Technologies stated,“Sri Lanka is one of HCL’s key global delivery hubs and we are very excited to continue expanding our operations in the country with the opening of our new office here,” In Sri Lanka, HCL Technologies recently surpassed a milestone of recruiting more than 1,000 local employees, including recent graduates and seasoned industry professionals. 

“With Cinnamon Life’s strategic location at the heart of Colombo, this iconic signature structure reflects of HCL as a nextgeneration global technology company that constantly reimagines business for a digital age,” Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies, Srimathi Shivashankar said. 

(IG)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:10 AM Nov 26 2021

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