Colombo, September 28, 2014 – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, won three gold awards at the recently concluded 22nd Annual National Chamber of Exporters Awards (NCE Awards) in Sri Lanka. The awards are in recognition of the company’s contribution to the country’s export earnings.
Virtusa received the gold award in the “Most Value Added Exporter for the year 2013” category at the event in recognition of how the company uses local talent and resources to add value to its services. Virtusa also bagged the gold awards in the “Export of Business and Professional Services – Extra Large Sector” and “Most Outstanding Exporter in the Export of Business and Professional Services – Extra Large Sector” categories for the third consecutive year.
“We are deeply honored to be recognized yet again as an exporter who contributes to the Sri Lankan economy. The three gold awards that we’ve received at this year’s NCE Awards are testament to an enterprise-wide focus on excellence in service delivery and commitment to supporting the local economies we operate in,” said Madu Ratnayake, General Manager, Sri Lanka and senior vice president at Virtusa. “The ‘Most Value Added Exporter for the year 2013’ award in particular is a reflection of the great work we do in the country made possible through the talent and ingenuity of Virtusans. We will continue to add value to both our solutions and the local economy through our academic engagement and labor pool development activities.”
Sanjeev Palihawadana, senior director and delivery center head at Virtusa, Sri Lanka stated, “Winning three gold awards at this prestigious forum, two of them for the third consecutive year, makes us proud of the work we do in Sri Lanka and motivates us to continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. These awards have been made possible only through the world class solutions developed here by our phenomenally talented Virtusans. Their tireless efforts and undying commitment continue to help us win the trust of clients across the globe.”
The NCE Awards is one of the most anticipated high-profile event in the Sri Lankan business calendar and is known as the ‘Voice of the Exporters’. It recognizes excellence within the local export sector, and companies that make indispensable and vital contributions to sustain and expand the Sri Lankan economy. The awards laud innovative advancements and excellence in the export industry under three areas – products, business and professional services, and service providers to exporters.