200,000 job opportunities by 2022 from IT, ITES industry

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The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITISL) plans to increase Sri Lanka’s IT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) exports to US$ five billion, while providing employment to 200,000 by 2022, FITISL Chairman Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayake said on 31 July.

Last year, IT and ITES exports fetched US$ 786 million, which has since grown to US$ 1.2 billion, a US$ 414 million, a 52.7 per cent growth, FITIS Vice President Prasad Hettiarachchi said on 31 July.