Nearly 10,000 ICT professionals migrated during crisis period - CSSL

Nearly 10,000 ICT professionals migrated during crisis period - CSSL

December 3, 2022   11:40 pm

The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) says brain drain has amongst the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector professionals have affected their targets of achieving USD 3 billion in export revenues by 2024.

A survey showed that 10,000 out of 100,000 professionals directly employed in the ICT sector have migrated overseas during the crisis period, CSSL President Damith Hettihewa pointed out addressing a press conference today.

He stated that brain drain amongst ICT professionals is a huge challenge to the sustainability of the industry.

Hettihewa stated that in Sri Lanka, there is uncertainty among ICT professionals about their future.

He requested the government to give concessions to the ICT professionals for interest payments.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

LIVE🔴 Press Briefing on Cabinet Decisions

LIVE🔴 Press Briefing on Cabinet Decisions

Sri Lanka has initiated an action plan to ensure a Green Economy by 2050 President

Darshana Handungoda speaks out over arrest after released on bail

NEWS IN BRIEF 'PRIME TIME' - 2023.02.06

Laugfs LP gas prices increased

Govt to reach final decision on importing eggs within two weeks - Trade Minister

Tense situation as police intervene to stop protest march by trade union leaders

Police hunt for 'Kattadiya' who raped 11-year-old girl in Opatha