Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently visited and had discussions at WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd. In Colombo recently, with a view to taking a first-hand look at Sri Lanka’s IT/BPM operations.This was seen as a prelude to the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to address the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2018, on February, 19 in Hyderabad.This landmark international IT forum will bring together over 2,500 visionaries, captains of industry, government leaders and academics from over 80 countries. The PM had discussions with Dinesh Wickremanayake, Managing Director, WNS and senior representatives of the company and said that IT and related industries are crucial to the country’s future, therefore, the government is committed to providing all the support for the industry to achieve a phenomenal growth.The PM was accompanied by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama and Director General of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI), Duminda Ariyasinghe who also explored ways to further help the growth of the industry. Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS said, “We are delighted to hear about the commitment of the government to make Sri Lanka a leading destination for BPM work. The country has already taken big strides towards creating a conducive eco-system, and I am confident the support will grow in the years ahead.” WNS started its operations in Colombo with 35 employees in 2004, and today it has grown its presence to over 700 employees across two locations. WNS has successfully tapped into the country’s high-end Finance and Accounting and Legal talent to set up its first Global Centre of Excellence in Financial and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) in Colombo, outside of India.