Information Technology

$3bn Exports and 2x growth by 2025

$1bn Export contribution 2020

300+ IT & BPM Companies

85k + talent pool

Competitive cost and high productivity

Sri Lanka has gained global recognition as a centre for delivering efficient IT related services, as well as an emerging knowledge services industry. The island is steadily transforming itself into the most preferred ICT hub of Asia (or South Asia?) owing to the availability of the most precious resource in the world- talent. Today, the industry offers professional services in a full range of IT products, IT development and maintenance to innovative solutions.  

Sri Lanka’s knowledge services industry is the fifth largest export earner for Sri Lanka in 2019 with over 100,000 employees engaged in the industry. The knowledge solutions industry has been identified as a thrust industry and aspires to export USD 5 billion worth of exports (or export services?), while creating 200,000 new jobs and 1,000 startups by 2022.

Export Performance

Source : Export Development Board
Source : Export Development Board

Export Performance

Source: Central Bank



Major markets