Real Pros

Aug 10, 2007 (LBO) – One of Sri Lanka’s top professionals in the fast-growing telecommunications industry has advised his peers to stay in the island despite problems, saying developing economies have more change and opportunity.

“The General System of Preferences (GSP) scheme the state achieved was due to our ethical corporate behavior and very good labor practices,” Amunugama said. “Fast and rapid change breaks paradigms and creates uncertainty,” Hans Wijayasuriya, CEO of Sri Lanka’s biggest private mobile operator, Dialog Telekom, said.

“The real professional should manage uncertainty and thrive on it.”

With double digit inflation and uncertain political, economic and security situations, Sri Lankan professionals have long been migrating to developed countries and the severe brain drain is continuing.

Locals must stay back and make use of the better development opportunities in the country, Wijayasuriya said at the inauguration of a national conference by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Sri Lanka.

Professionals who are able to manage such uncertainty and adopt to change to increase the country’s growth, would be the creators of the bedrock for the world during the next 20 year