COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Chairman of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) Damith Hettihewa claims around 10,000 IT professionals have left to take up overseas employment due to the economic crisis.
According to Chairman Damith Hettihewa, around 10 percent of software engineers and IT professionals have left the country due to the uncertainly about their future.
He said according to their estimate, around 150,000 persons are directly part of the IT industry in Sri Lanka.
CSSL Chairman Damith Hettihewa noted that in a survey conducted in 2021, it was revealed that the IT workforce was around 125,000.
He said since the overseas IT job market is flourishing, it is estimated that around 10,000 persons have left the country.
Chairman of Computer Society of Sri Lanka Damith Hettihewa said Sri Lanka is already struggling to meet the demand in the IT sector and therefore requested the government to ease the taxes to prevent more IT professionals from leaving the country.