BOI Sri Lanka recognises Virtusa

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Virtusa Senior Vice President – Technology Shehan Warusavithana accepting the award from President Ranil Wickremesinghe on behalf of Virtusa

From left: Virtusa Senior Vice President and Sustainability and Facilities Global Head Denver De Zylva, President Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Virtusa Senior Vice President – Technology Shehan Warusavithana

Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and IT services and solutions, was recently recognised as one of the Most Outstanding Exporters in the Services category by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI), at the Awards Ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat.

Virtusa was among 30 organisations that were felicitated by the BOI for their significant contributions in export performance and foreign direct investment (FDI). The award ceremony – graced by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Investment Promotion Dilum Amunugama, and BOI Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody – was held in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the BOI.

President Wickremesinghe commended the pivotal role played by companies under the purview of the Board of Investment in driving Sri Lanka’s economic growth, commenting that the country’s next endeavour is to evolve into a highly competitive, export-oriented economy. The ceremony also provided the ideal platform for the President to confirm the Government’s commitment to advancing the digital economy, announcing plans to establish a new digital exchange agency in Sri Lanka, and allocate funding for Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives.

Virtusa Senior Vice President – Technology Shehan Warusavithana said, “We are honoured to receive this accolade from the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka in recognition of not only Virtusa’s contribution to the export performance of the country, but also our dedication towards driving growth across the technology services industry of Sri Lanka over the last five years. It is also testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence by every member of our team in Sri Lanka, without whom this milestone achievement would not have been possible.”