Sri Lanka’s US$ 5B IT export target achievable – iTelaSoft CEO | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka’s US$ 5B IT export target achievable – iTelaSoft CEO

The IT industry is confident of reaching the export earnings target of US$ 5 billion by 2020, iTelaSoft, CEO Indaka Raigama opined recently.

iTelaSoft is an IT services provider and software products development company, specializing in IT strategy consultation, design, development and management of products and helping entrepreneurs transform groundbreaking ideas into successful products.

The Company was started with just one employee in 2010, targeting business from Australia. The co-founders set the goal to take the organisation internationally with world-class standards using local talent.

iTelaSoft works with many business domains including Telco, FinTech, eLearning and Retail.

“Sri Lanka’s ICT exports are expected to reach US$ five billion by 2020. Initiatives such as knowledge-based social market economy, an export-oriented economy, Western Region Megapolis, and Smartcities will propel the country’s IT industries as never seen before,” he said.

Passing out from the Engineering Faculty of the University of Moratuwa in 1998, Raigama he has been working on software engineering, IT consulting, managing projects and running enterprises for the past two decades.

His wealth of prior experience at Virtusa and Navantis shaped him to be the right calibre personality to face the challenges of growing a tech company. As a former Director at SLASSCOM, he has contributed in no mean measure to grow the IT industry by popularising IT careers among the young generation, penetrating to remote areas in Sri Lanka. Indaka joined iTelaSoft last year to grow the operation in the right direction.

Co-Founder of iTelaSoft, Ravindra Samarasinghe said, “Another growing business opportunity is providing highly skilled talent to these markets who are continuously looking to improving productivity. These dedicated teams are growing to cater for ever growing demand of product evolution, professional services and process automation.”

Senior Lecturer of the Open University of Sri Lanka and Director, Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Dr. Ajith Madurapperuma said, “Being merely literate is not enough as a nation. We need to be technology literate and culturally literate to understand how to build things that become applicable to rest of the world.”