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Seeking G2 on Sri Lanka (Business and Security)
Old 05-18-2018, 18:16   #1
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Seeking G2 on Sri Lanka (Business and Security)

Hey folks,

Our company's growing, so we're considering setting up an IT operations team in Sri Lanka, I would greatly value any direct intel, or recommended intel sources, (friends, colleagues, websites, etc) that anyone may have, both business environment wise in general, as well as security info if you have it.

We've got a lot of local knowledge flowing our way, but you can never tell how much of it also considers our foreign perspective.

We're considering Sri Lanka for two main reasons
- Although we trade in North America, and Europe, the majority of our revenue comes from Asia / Pacific, so Sri Lanka is well located.
- Since the end of the civil war in 2009, the country has moved mountains both legislatively and infrastructure wise to become more foreign investment friendly, so it has been scoring top of the charts on the various "Business Processing Outsource" rankings. Yet it still only has a small yet growing foreign business community.
- Our Operations Manager is Sri Lankan, and well connected there.

Any info / thoughts / questions welcome.

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Old 06-09-2018, 10:17   #2
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Your company should consider sending a former SF guy who has been there before to gather atmospheric intelligence for you. Atmospheric intelligence is information collected in country, on the ground, face to face. It is not only identifying key players at governmental, local, and often tribal levels, but it is also understanding the sentiments of the people, their needs and concerns. Sri Lanka is a complex place with a lot of scars just below the surface.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:38   #3
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Make a OSAC account to get updates: the rebellion is not over it just got pushed out east.
also the Govt has moved mountains because of how much debt they are in.

I would not take my kids to Sri Lanka unless you want them kidnapped.

https://www.osac.gov/Pages/Login.asp...%3fcid%3d24162

US mission link: https://lk.usembassy.gov/business/ov...isory-council/

Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/ce.html
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