BOI, Webguru’s International sign agreement
Webguru’s International (Private)
Limited Directors Ruben Blanke and Barend Raatt receiving
the BOI Certificate of Registration from the Board of
Investment of Sri Lanka Chairman / Director General Dhammika
Dutch company Webguru’s International (Private) Limited signed an
agreement with the BOI to set up a US$ 155,000 software development
company aimed at the export market.
Director Ruben Blanke and Director Barend Raatt signed the agreement
on behalf of the company with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka
Chairman/Director General Dhammika Perera.
This company, which has its headquarters in Amsterdam, has among its
clients world leading multinational enterprises such as Randstad, the
second largest job agency in the world, BMW and Vodaphone Europe.
Webguru plans to develop software solutions for both international
and local clients. Webguru is also developing software for I-phones,
including the latest I-pod.
The reason Webguru opted to set up an operation in Sri Lanka,
according to Ruben Blanke, was to utilize to the fullest a workforce
that benefits from a high standard of education and also the potential
of working with a team of young programmers. They will be employing 27
staff at their office located in Colombo 6.
Barend Raatt said that ‘Since the end of the conflict the business
climate is good and Sri Lanka has good international facilities’.
Both directors of Webguru said 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.