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Sri Lanka : SRI LANKAN IT sector to set up online collaboration with academic world

June 21, 2014

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM), an industry chamber of the country, has revealed that the Sri Lankan information technology (IT) industry will establish a web portal for the setting up of an online collaboration with universities, academics and students.

According to the industry body of Sri Lanka, the new portal will facilitate academia and industry to work together on projects and for industry practitioners to guide students.

The IFS R &D International (Pvt) Ltd, an associate company of the SLASSCOM, is involved in the development of the portal, dubbed as 'Campus Direct Link'.

The SLASSCOM revealed, "The portal has been designed based on state-of-the-art social computing concepts to keep everyone connected together "

The online system can be connected with the businesses, academics, undergraduate and post graduates students.

Sri Lanka has reported around US$ 720 million worth of exports of IT and knowledge services last year, with expectation of attaining the revenue growth to the levels of about US$ 1 million within the year 2016.

According to the industry body of the island nation, the industry is focused to generate revenues of US$ 5 billion and produce direct jobs for 200,000 people and 1,000 start ups within 2022.

The SLASSCOM has also stressed that the fulfillment of these targets calls for dynamic as well as close partnership with the academic circles.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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