Press Release

October 24, 2016

SLASSCOM Awards VirtusaPolaris for its Innovative Sustainability Initiatives and Progressive HR Practices

Colombo– (October 24th, 2016)VirtusaPolaris, 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 for ‘Excellence in Capacity Building’ and ‘Excellence in HR Practices’ at the recently concluded SLASSCOM Awards 2016 in Colombo.

VirtusaPolaris was recognized in the Capacity Building category for the company’s extensive work in corporate sustainability driven through VirtusaPolaris’ Tech Reach, Digital Reach and Campus Reach initiatives. The HR Practices category honored the company for its overall practices in human resources and personnel management.

Organized by the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), the awards aim to recognize the tireless efforts by organizations and individuals in striving to meet industry objectives of $5 billion in revenue, 200,000 jobs and 1,000 startups by 2022.

“We are honored to be recognized by SLASSCOM for excellence in HR Practices and Capacity Building. Reimagining the digital future for some of the world’s largest enterprises, our teams constantly bring global best practices into the country, not only to help enrich know-how but also to support our focus on sustainable contribution to the community. We have also had the privilege of partnering with educational institutions and industry bodies like SLASSCOM on engaging the next generation of talent, apprising them of the opportunities available and enabling them to develop skills required by the industry. Such accolades further strengthen our resolve to continue working with all stakeholders on realizing the government’s vision of establishing Sri Lanka as the region’s foremost high value IT services hub,” said Madu Ratnayake, executive vice president, CIO / head of business excellence and general manager, VirtusaPolaris.

Commenting on the award for ‘Excellence in HR Practices’, Chandi Dharmaratne, senior director – Human Resources at VirtusaPolaris said, “We firmly believe that our team members are our greatest asset. Their ingenuity and tireless efforts help us constantly push boundaries and reimagine the digital landscape of the industry we operate in. We are committed to providing our team members with an engaging work environment that nurtures continuous learning and growth, and are honored to be recognized for these practices at this esteemed forum.”

This latest award for HR is a reaffirmation of VirtusaPolaris’ progressive and modern HR practices which have been awarded the ‘National HR Excellence Gold Award’ by the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka at the recently held National HR Conference. VirtusaPolaris was also recognized for ‘HR Excellence Through Technology’ at the Global Best Employer Brand Awards 2016 held in Mumbai.

SLASSCOM acts as a catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPM industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework.



About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital engineering and technology services and solutions for 2000 companies in the financial services, healthcare, communications, media, entertainment, travel, manufacturing, and technology industries worldwide. At Virtusa, digital engineering is at the heart of everything we do. We are 35,000 builders, makers, and doers that partner with customers to reimagine enterprises and creatively build solutions to the most pressing business challenges that move them to the forefront of their industries.

Virtusa’s unique “Engineering First” approach means never presenting an idea we can’t execute. With deep industry expertise and empowered agile teams made up of world-class talent, we think about execution early in the process, because the earlier you think about execution the earlier an idea can have an impact. Solving from the inside out enables businesses to respond swiftly to changing needs with improved quality, lower costs, and lasting results.

Virtusa is a registered trademark of Virtusa Corporation.  All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.


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