For the first time, a multinational IT company has opened a major production center in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province.
According to a press release issued by the US Embassy in Colombo, a new software product development center, Advanced Information Consulting (Pvt) Ltd., has been established in Akkaraipattu, in the Ampara District. USAID has given the required financial and technical support. The centre aims to create employment opportunities for youth graduating from local educational facilities in the Eastern Province.
This pioneering initiative, led by Kingslake Engineering Systems (Pvt) Ltd. through its subsidiary Advanced Information Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd., will help build the professional capacity of youth living in a post-conflict environment.
According to USAID Mission Director, Rebecca Cohn said, USAID is partnering with the strong Sri Lankan private sector to ensure both short and long term economic recovery.
There are plans to recruit potential candidates to participate in a training program that will prepare the candidates to become professional software engineers. The Embassy statement said participants will be trained on the latest technologies, presentation and communication skills, and quality management. This will increase the participating youths’ technological and commercial knowledge so that they can confidently face challenges in the industry.