Sri Lanka - ICT Destination of Choice

  • Sri Lankan ICT exports will grow to US $1 billion with 100,000 IT jobs by 2016.
  • Global Competitiveness Report (2011-2012) published by the World Economic Forum reports that Sri Lanka has made an impressive jump of 10 places in the ranking.
  • Ranked among 30 leading locations and included among the top 9 Asia Pacific countries by Gartner.
  • Ranked 6th in terms of Financial Attractiveness on A.T. Kearney’s Global Services Location Index(GSLI)2011.
  • Sri Lanka is ranked among the Top 10 emerging global destinations by Global Services Magazine and Colombo was rated as the 5th most attractive destination globally for F&A by Tholons.
  • New York Times ranked Sri Lanka as the No. 1 tourist destination in 2010.
  • According to the National Development plan IT literacy will reach 75% by 2016.
  • Sri Lanka has the largest pool of UK Certified Accountants outside of the UK.
  • Tax incentives and ICT Industry Capacity Building Grant Program.
  • Sri Lanka is ranked 66th under the Network Readiness Index in the Global Information 2010 - 2011 Technology Report published by the World Economic Forum.