Sri Lanka’s global country ranking moves up five places , to become 16th in the A. T. Kearney’s Global Services Location Index (GSLI).
GSLI first published in 2004 analyses and ranks top 51 countries worldwide as the best destination for providing off-shoring services, including IT services and support, contact centers and back-office support.
“Sri Lanka moves up five places in this year’s index, as it develops a successful but relatively unknown knowledge services industry. With a highly educated talent base and sophisticated technical skills, Sri Lanka-based firms are providing advanced services to clients such as Google, Nokia, JPMorgan and London Stock Exchange. Offerings extend beyond software development and transaction processing to off-shore legal services, architectural drawings and medical diagnostics,” A. T. Kearney stated.
The Sri Lankan IT/BPO Industry has grown positively in the last 5 years. In terms of export revenue, it has moved from a mere US$ 60 million to US$ 400 million industry. It is now the fifth largest foreign exchange earner in the country.