Joint Effort

Dec 13, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s investment professionals body has tied up with the island’s software trade group to promote finance business process outsourcing, a statement said. SLASSCOM wants to help the IT-BPO industry increase export revenues.

The deal aims to exploit growing demand for Sri Lankan financial professionals from BPO and information technology firms in India and other outsourcing destinations.

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has signed an agreement with the Sri Lankan Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) which aims to support capacity building for the financial services sector in Sri Lanka.

Joint initiatives supported by both the CISI and SLASSCOM in Sri Lanka will include promoting Sri Lanka as an outsourcing destination for finance business process outsourcing.

The agreement focuses on the promoting CISI’s qualifications to SLASSCOM member firms working in the Sri Lankan financial services industry.

œOur globally recognized qualifications have experienced a high uptake amongst BPO and IT companies in India and other key outsourcing areas,” said Arwa Tapia, CISI Country Head Sri La