Accenture looking at biz options
A team from Accenture-world leaders in IT and outsourcing met Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotions recently.
The group engaged in discussions on prospective investments, the Board of Investment (BOI) said.
Accenture is a US based company with a global presence, notably in India. The delegation consisted of Sanjay Seth of Accenture, Avinash Vashistha, Chairman and CEO of Tholons and Vinu B. Kartha, Principal of Tholons.
The team is on a short visit to Sri Lanka where they will be meeting leading institutions and personalities to exchange views and to understand better Sri Lankan conditions and potential for investment. The team from Accenture, the BOI said, is interested in studying Sri Lanka’s education system to ascertain the suitability of graduates and professionals for their operations.
At the discussions, Dr Amunugama spoke of the economic changes taking place in Sri Lanka and made a strong case for the country as an excellent base for investment.
He emphasized the important role of the private sector in Sri Lanka and described the country’s favourable business climate.
At the same time the minister told the delegation, from India, that Indo-Sri Lankan relations had never been better, a cornerstone of these relations was the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries that had resulted in a massive increase in the volume of trade between both states.