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* Dutch company to open a software development company in Sri Lanka
Tue, Apr 6, 2010, 07:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: Webguru's International (Private) Limited, a Dutch company has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BOI) to set up a US$ 155,000 software Development Company aimed at the export market, the BOI announced recently.

A BOI statement issued recently said the Dutch company is to provide employment to 27 Sri Lankans at their office located in Colombo 6.

According to Mr. Ruben Blanke, a Director of Webguru, Sri Lanka was chosen to set up its operations as the company can fully utilize Sri Lanka's workforce that benefits from a high standard of education and also the talent of a team of young programmers.

Webguru headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands provide it services to such notable multinational enterprises such as Randstad, the second largest job agency in the world, BMW and Vodaphone Europe. The company plans to develop software solutions for both international and local clients. It is also developing software for the I-phones, including the latest I-pad.

On behalf of the company Director Ruben Blanke and another Director, Barend Raatt signed the agreement with BOI Chairman/Director General Dhammika Perera.

Both directors of Webguru added that they hope to convince other investors from the Netherlands to invest in Sri Lanka as they were very satisfied with the assistance and facilitation provided by the BOI.

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