Moving In

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Friendly services and cost management strategies will bring UK based health insurer, Western Provident Associations (WPA) back office operations to Sri Lanka. rn
The Sri Lankan office will be the second offshore service centre for the insurer after its Bangalore, India outfit. rn

rnDirector Best Practices, Adrian Schuler says the firm is looking at a 30-40 man BOI operation in Sri Lanka by the end of the year. rn

rnThe local staff will be trained to process insurance applications, premium payments and insurance claims, while also directly or through the UK office correspond with WPAs clientele. rn

rnThe local operations will be fully owned by WPA, but officials could not confirm their investment in Sri Lanka. rn

rnMeanwhile, WPA has a heavy presence on the internet, providing clients the option of tracking and maintaining their policies online. rn

rnSchuler says a large number of corporate clients who take out a policy for their staff are increasing moving on to the web to alter, remove and a