Captive Centers

With a stable and investor-friendly economy, stringent intellectual property protection laws, and an array of government incentives, multinationals are increasingly choosing Sri Lanka as their destination of choice for captive centre operations.

“Our long-term view of investing in Sri Lanka continues to pay dividends. We are proud to attract and retain the country’s most talented women and men in the sector, from university leavers through to industry experts, which has helped us create a diverse workforce that services as the backbone of our global business.”- Darren Roos, CEO, IFS


With a national intellectual property rights office and some of the most stringent intellectual property protection regimes in the region*, Sri Lanka is fast becoming the destination of choice for multinationals setting up captive innovation centres. A vibrant startup ecosystem—with coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators and entrepreneur mentoring programs—provides companies with numerous opportunities to foster innovation, helping drive global success.

*AT Kearney


No matter the requirement, companies will always have access to top-quality talent across all tiers of an organization in Sri Lanka. This together with the availability of a skilled and qualified labor pool—encompassing programmers, doctors, engineers, and finance professionals—will ensure that your captive centre investment in Sri Lanka is a success.

Our Companies

Banks, foodservice companies and professional services firms are all utilizing Sri Lankan capabilities to accelerate their digital transformation and disrupt within their industries. Driven by our traits of nimbleness and agility, global giants like Sysco, HSBC and the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) have all chosen Sri Lanka as their preferred destination for captive centers.

Stories of Ingenuity

Technology that turns food services into a Piece of CAKE

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The ingenuity powering the London Stock Exchange

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Island of Ingenuity is a collective of the knowledge services industry in Sri Lanka, whose ethos is to provide inventive solutions through proactive and flexible customer engagement. It is endorsed by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sri Lanka Board of Investment, Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies, Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, Federation of Information Technology of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Electronic Manufacturers and Exporters Association.