Indian IT major HCL opens new office for 4000 employees in Colombo

Indian IT major HCL Technologies (HCL) opened a grand new office in the Sri Lankan capital at the state-of-the-art Cinnamon Life complex

Nov 28, 2021
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HCL opens new office for 4000 employees in Colombo

Indian IT major HCL Technologies (HCL) opened a grand new office in the Sri Lankan capital at the state-of-the-art Cinnamon Life complex. The new facility will be HCL's largest in Sri Lanka, accommodating over 4,000 employees. Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay inaugurated the office, UNI news agency said.

“As a nation, we are thankful for the opportunities HCL continues to offer our youth and make them global IT professionals,” said Basil Rajapaksa, Finance Minister of Sri Lanka. “The company’s commitment and growth drive in Sri Lanka are also reflective of the long-term business resilience of Colombo’s ascent as a commercial hub in South Asia.”

Krishnan Balendra, Chairman, John Keells Holdings, said:. “HCL will most certainly add tremendous value to the Cinnamon Life development and community. The team at HCL will experience the full benefit of working in our landmark integrated development with the conveniences of the hotel, mall, residential and convention facilities just a few steps away.”

“Since the time HCL entered into Sri Lanka, it has been on a growth path,” said Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. “It is extremely heartening to see how HCL is not only building a talent pool in the country but also working to create thousands of jobs for Sri Lankan youth and bringing global opportunities to Sri Lanka.”

“Sri Lanka is one of HCL’s key global delivery hubs and we are very excited to continue expanding our operations in the country with the opening of our new office here,” said Prateek Aggarwal, Chief Financial Officer, HCL Technologies.

In Sri Lanka, HCL Technologies recently passed a milestone of recruiting more than 1,000 local employees, including recent graduates and seasoned industry professionals. HCL entered Sri Lanka in 2020 with the aim to make it a global technology and IT services delivery hub for some of the largest corporations in the world.

“A happy occasion for India-Sri Lanka economic partnership & #Indian investments in Sri Lanka. High Commissioner jointly inaugurated the new @hcltech office in #Colombo along with Hon'ble FM @RealBRajapaksa. In a year, HCL has created over 1000 high-end jobs for Sri Lanka youth, with thousands more to come,” the Indian High Commission tweeted.

“After a superb first year in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and His Excellency Gopal Baglay, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, unveiled HCL Technologies' 2nd office in Colombo. The state-of-the-art office space has a capacity to house 4,000 employees,” HCL Sri Lanka posted in a tweet.

(SAM)

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