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Coping with expansion needs, software engineering service provider, Virtusa is extending its Colombo base into the World Trade Centre.
CEO Cris Canekeratne says, the WTCs size would allow Virtusa to scale up its operations in Colombo, along with access to ready to use infrastructure, including internet bandwidth. rn

rnMonies to expand into the WTC will be covered with 2003 investment commitments for Sri Lanka of upto US$ 10 mn. rn

rnCanekeratne expects to increase his team in Colombo by over 100 more IT graduated before end 2003, taking the total to over 605 personnel. rn

rnMeanwhile, top Virtusa officials are due in Chennai, India next week to lay the ground work to set up its third development centre, after Colombo and Hyderabad.rn

rnAlready this year capacity in its Hyderabad office was doubled, now ably supporting 1200 development personnel in the one location. rn

rnOfficials are still working on the final details of the Chennai project including its size, but expect to establish the cen