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Jayantha de Silva heads SLASSCOM

Jayantha de Silva

The President and CEO of IFS, Sri Lanka, Jayantha de Silva was appointed Chairman of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) at the Annual General Meeting last week. De Silva holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Systems from the University of Washington DC. He is also a Fellow of BCS and Chartered IT Practitioner (CITP).

SLASSCOM is the national chamber for the IT-BPM industry in Sri Lanka. De Silva was also appointed as a Board Member for the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) recently. ICTA is the single apex body involved in ICT policy and direction for the nation.

de Silva outlining his ideas to enhance the IT and BPM industry said, "Conceptual designing, agileness and adaptability to circumstances are key areas that matter and we in Sri Lanka are good at that."

"Sri Lanka abounds with youth who have a firm focus in the field and we need to further enhance their knack of adaptability. Today, SLASSCOM has transformed the IT and BPM industry from an informal set up to an industry with a matured standing," he said. "SLASSCOM will work closely with ICTA and other stakeholders.

The industry has seen a remarkable revenue growth of 238% since 2007," de Silva said.

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