Having forayed into Sri Lanka’s fast-paced technology solutions arena just a little over three years ago, Ascentic is gearing up to embrace its existing culture and pursue an ambitious growth strategy to be recognized as a workplace where tech professionals would love to work for.
Since its inception in 2017 the company has had a steady growth with a positive outlook for continuous expansion. And for the upcoming year, the recruitment of talented and curious engineers is only expected to increase to keep up with the demand.
Ascentic’s founders Anna Kalm and Patrik Alm moved to Sri Lanka in 2016 determined to build an outstanding company. “Sweden is embarking on a rigorous technological drive. Though there are great developers in Sweden, they are just not enough in numbers.”
interest working with Sri Lanka from Swedish companies – Business Council meets
Lanka Business Council (www.sslbc.se) hosted a visit (20-21 February) by the Trade
Secretary Anders Wickberg from the Swedish Embassy in New Dehli.
of the visit was to get the newly appointed Trade Secretary acquainted with Sri
Lanka and also meet Swedish and Sri Lankan companies with an interest of
expanding the business between the two countries.
included a visit to Trace City, Hatch incubator and Colombo Innovation Tower.
being one of the most innovative countries in the world and with many start-ups
and unicorns, plus that there are many Swedish companies who benefit from the
Sri Lankan talent in the IT-field, these three stops are mandatory” says Leif I
Ohlson (Secretary General for the business council).
SSLBC had invited the Trade Secretary Wickberg together with Sweden’s Honorary
Consul General Otara Gunewardane to meet member companies. Therefore, hosted by
council member mr Alexander Löwbäck (ikman.lk) some 25 people from Swedish and Sri Lankan members of the council
had the opportunity to meet Mr Wickberg. Several various issues were raised all
from investment climate in Sri Lanka to business visa procedures to Sweden and
others which are a concern for the members. Mr Wickberg could inform about his
work and Swedish priorities but also how the Swedish government export credit system
works and can be of benefit for Sri Lanka exporters.
General Leif Ohlson ended the meeting with saying that “Sweden Is past, present
and future partner to Sri Lanka. The visit by Mr Wickberg encourages both
Swedish and Sri Lankan companies to work even harder for more investments and
trade between the two countries.”
Sweden Sri Lanka Business Council (SSLBC), har till ändamål att främja handel, vänskap, förståelse och kunskap mellan Sverige och Sri Lanka genom personliga nätverk och kontakter.
SSLBC skall driva en verksamhet som skapar kontakter med relevanta handelsorganisationer, affärsförmedlare och företag i båda länderna för att så befrämja affärsutbyte och handel mellan Sverige och Sri Lanka.