Hidden Gem

Chandi Dharmaratne

May 15, 2012 (LBO) –Sri Lanka’s fledgling outsourcing business, has scored well in a recent A T Kearney study, which gave high marks for the island’s skilled talent pool and a strong business environment at competitive costs. Infrastructure

Sri Lanka’s infrastructure is generally far superior to that found in other low-cost countries. Being a relatively small capital city, Colombo has far less congestion and pollution than most other fast-growing capitals.

Moving within the city is much easier than in Cairo, Dhaka, Manila, or Mumbai; and the country is expanding and improving links between cities, building a new airport, a port, an IT Park and other facilities in the deep south of Hambantota.

Professional Services

Sri Lanka is uniquely positioned to compete in knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) because of its numerous certified professionals, including accountants, lawyers, doctors, and architects.

About 50 percent of students earning higher education degrees are trained in technical and business disciplines.

Sri Lanka has already carved out a niche in financial and accounting outsourcing (FAO) thanks to its strong talent base.

The country boasts the second-highest number of Cha