Sri Lankan High Commissioner visits HCL in Noida ahead of inauguration of new facility in Colombo

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New Delhi, Nov 24 : Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda recently visited the headquarters of the global Information Technology giant HCL Technologies in Noida, ahead of the first anniversary of HCL operations in Sri Lanka and the opening of the company’s new facility in Sri Lanka.

HCL Technologies has leased 20 floors (200,000 sq. ft.) of an iconic commercial building in Colombo for their new office, which will be inaugurated on November 25.

HCL in Sri Lanka will provide high-paying IT employment opportunities to 1,100 Sri Lankans initially, and is planning to increase that number to 5,000 in five years. The company would hire high school graduates and offer them employment in the facility, while providing 100% scholarships to complete their university degrees, ft.lk reported.

During his visit on November 22, High Commissioner Moragoda met with the company’s Chief Financial Officer Prateek Aggarwal and his senior management team, and discussed extensively on the investments that the HCL Technologies have made in Sri Lanka, and the ways and means to further expand those investments. The 50-acre campus houses 25,000 employees.

In a tweet, the Sri Lankan High Commission in India said: “High Commissioner

@MilindaMoragoda today (22) visited the headquarters of @hcltech in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, just days ahead of the inauguration of the new facility of the global Information Technology giant, in #SriLanka. #lka @MFA_SriLanka.”

HCL Technologies, a next-generation global technology company with an annual revenue of $ 11 billion, has offices in 50 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, and Germany, with a worldwide network of Research and Development, innovation labs and delivery centres. Globally, it has over 187,000 employees and its customers include 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2,000 companies, ft.lk said.

HCL Sri Lanka would directly serve 49 Fortune 500 companies.

High Commissioner Moragoda was accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner Niluka Kadurugamuwa, Minister Counsellor Gamini Sarath Godakanda and Senior Principal Secretary of the High Commission Deepak Nathani.

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