VirtusaPolaris recognized at Presidential Awards

VirtusaPolaris Presidential Export AwardVirtusaPolaris, the market-facing brand of Virtusa Corporation and Polaris Consulting & Services, Ltd. and a leading worldwide provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, was recognized as the ‘The Highest Foreign Exchange Earner of the Computer Related Services’ for 2014 at the 20th Presidential Export Awards.

Held under the patronage of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), the event recognized export performances for the years 2014 and 2015.

Developing cutting edge solutions that help its global clients reimagine their digital landscape, VirtusaPolaris’s local operations make significant contributions to the country’s foreign exchange earnings. The company also adds value to the local economy through its investments in academic engagement and talent pool development activities as well as its industry-leading sustainable practices.

Speaking of the recognition, Madu Ratnayake, executive vice president, CIO / head of business excellence and general manager, VirtusaPolaris said, “We are honored to be recognized as ‘The Highest Foreign Exchange Earner of the Computer Related Services’ at the Presidential Export Awards. This is yet another great testament to the exemplary work our teams do to reimagine the digital future for some of the world’s largest enterprises.”

He added, “We are very excited about the opportunity we have in making a contribution to the local economy. Working with some of the world’s most advanced enterprises, our teams bring in global best practices to enrich our know-how and work with educational institutions and SLASSCOM to develop the local talent pool. We are committed to developing the local market and will continue to work with all stakeholders in realizing the government’s vision of establishing Sri Lanka as the region’s foremost high value IT services hub.”

VirtusaPolaris continues to be recognized for its outstanding contribution to Sri Lanka’s export earnings. Having been ranked as the most valuable IT brand in the country by Brand Finance Lanka in the Exporter category of the 13th edition of Brands Annual earlier this year, the company was also recognized as the Best Exporter of the Computer and Related Services Sector for 2011 and 2013 at the 19th Presidential Export Awards.

The Presidential Export awards were conceived by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board in 1981 as the highest national recognition for exporters’ contributions towards the country’s overall export earnings, as well as their efforts in the areas of product, market and social development.