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Microsoft Sri Lanka, establishing its formal presence in 2004 as a fully owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation - the world leader in software, services and solutions - has become a formidable brand in Sri Lanka with a wide and impactful reach across the country.


Stemming from the mission to create software that empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school, and at home, Microsoft is committed to expand the power and reach of the PC and its users, in this new Internet era.


Microsoft Sri Lanka is driven by the vision to redefine and transform the Sri Lankan IT landscape. The company is committed to bring in new technological solutions that make an impact on every Sri Lankan. Microsoft has been a catalyst of change not just by granting access to global technologies but also through its community development initiatives to build capacity, enhance employability and change the way Sri Lanka educates, learns & conducts business.


Microsoft promotes its products and services in Sri Lanka through its strong partner and reseller network, which specializes in positioning the right products at the right consumer. Microsoft Sri Lanka is keen on developing the partner ecosystem by enabling partners to obtain certifications and grow their businesses.


The different segments that comprise the Microsoft Sri Lanka operations are: Enterprise Partner Group (EPG), Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners (SMS&P) group, Public Sector (PS) division, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Sector, Marketing division and Microsoft Services group. Team Microsoft’s strong commitment to deliver maximum value to its customers and partners has resulted in strengthening the brand and its reach across the island.


The company has won many accolades including being chosen as the country’s 1st Business Superbrand in the IT Industry. Microsoft Sri Lanka is also the youngest company ever to be nominated among the Top 100 Most Respected Entities in the country, with a history of only 3½ years.


Microsoft’s achievements in Sri Lanka have helped in no small measure to transform the IT landscape of the country. It has strategically pursued its role as a change agent and since inception, has touched over 1 million Sri Lankan lives through its numerous education and training initiatives. With their sights set high, Microsoft is poised to discover new ‘Vistas’ that will truly transform the IT landscape of Sri Lanka.


Microsoft Sri Lanka is located at;
11th Floor, DHPL Building,
No. 42, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02.
Sri Lanka
For more information, call Microsoft Sri Lanka on +94 11 4765500


Microsoft’s partnerships with Government


Microsoft Sri Lanka has firmly established itself as an integral part and significant contributor towards the local IT Industry. The company is an active participant in the transformation of the local IT Industry, gearing it to meet the needs and opportunities of the 21st Century. Microsoft’s presence in Sri Lanka was facilitated through an MOU signed between Microsoft and the ICT Agency, on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka.


Microsoft Sri Lanka supports the Sri Lankan Government’s efforts to bridge the digital divide, making Sri Lanka a key player in the global IT revolution. Microsoft Sri Lanka is the single largest Private Sector contributor towards education in Sri Lanka, through its “Partners in Learning” programme with the Ministry of Education. Already well over Rs. One Hundred Million was contributed under the first phase of this PIL programme and a similar contribution is envisaged over the next few years. This public-private partnership epitomizes Microsoft’s support to enhance & incorporate ICT into the education system in Sri Lanka.


Committed to make technology accessible to all Sri Lankans, the company dedicates its resources and expertise to promote a new culture of knowledge sharing, professionalism, research and development. The company makes special emphasis on actively sharing the wealth of expertise the company has access to across the globe, by bringing down resource personnel to various technological and educational forums. Microsoft has also helped skill up hundreds of Government officials through different Technology forums such as Tech Ed, and other Trainings, in addition to training over 5000 Government Officials in Basic IT skills as part of joint capacity building with the Government.


As part of the agreement with the government the company will also continue to develop localized software and services through their language interface programs. Already Windows Vista has incorporated Sinhala as one of its languages, and the ICT Agency and Microsoft are working together closely on the Language Interface Pack ( LIP) for Microsoft Office in Sinhala.