Sri Lanka can follow the growth strategies of Technopark and collaborate with IT companies from India to burgeon its nascent IT sector to benefit the island nation, said Shri Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, MP and Leader of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today. Shri Dissanayaka was speaking at an interaction with Col Sanjeev Nair (Retd), CEO of Technopark, while leading a delegation to Technopark here. The programme was organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of lndia.
Col Sanjeev Nair (Retd), CEO of Technopark, gave an insight about the IT ecosystem in Kerala, besides delineating the achievements of Technopark. Elaborating on the initiatives of the state government, Col Sanjeev Nair (Retd) said Sri Lanka can adopt measures to ensure ease of doing business, fostering startup ecosystem by giving them various domain specific challenges to be addressed by latest innovative technological trends, besides improving mobility, leveraging the availability of talent and developing a sound social fabric to emerge as an IT hub.
The CEO added that at the inception stage of Technopark, the state government’s farsighted and visionary approach in identifying suitable land parcels, evolving an organisation like Technopark to manage and implement infrastructure developmental activities and adopting various incentives paved way for a resilient IT park that we see today.
The other visiting Sri Lankan delegation included Shri Vijitha Herath, MP; Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, Secretary, NPP; Prof. Anil Jayantha, Member, Economic Council, NPP. Shri Eldos Mathew Punnoose, Counsellor, High Commission of India, Colombo; Shri Chityala Mahesh, Liaison Officer, ICCR; Shri Sreekumar, Secretary, GTECH and Centre Head, Tata Elxsi, Shri Madhavan Praveen, GM, Projects, Technopark; Shri Abhilash D S, Manager, IR & Admin, Technopark; and a few industry leaders were also present.