Southern Tech

Mar 05, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka is building an information technology park in Suriyawewa in Hambantota in the island’s south, which is expected to be fully operational by 2016-2017, an official said. Reshan Devapura, head of Sri Lanka’s state ICT Agency said the IT park is being built on a 200 acre site.

The IT businesses will be located on a core 50 acre area and the rest will be used for housing, health and educational facilities.

Devapura said good facilities were needed to attract people to work in the park.

He said many telecom firms have already agreed to provide services to the park.

Gampaha in the Western Province was also earlier mentioned as a possible candidate location.