NCS and Ceylinco to jointly target growth markets in Sri Lanka and other regions for new growth opportunities

Singapore, June 6, 2006

NCS Group, a leading IT and communications engineering services provider in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, further strengthens its position by the signing of the strategic business alliance agreement with Ceylinco Consolidated International (Pte) Ltd.

Under this agreement, NCS will provide information technology and communication engineering services for all Ceylinco’s core business and other ancillary commercial activities in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world. It also provides NCS the preferential right to provide information systems and network management services in all the projects undertaken by the Ceylinco’s group of companies. 

The Ceylinco Group, the largest conglomerate in Sri Lanka, is primarily engaged in the business of investment holding, infrastructure development, financial services and other business activities.

Describing the formalising of close ties between NCS and Ceylinco as a ‘strategic partnership towards greater synergies and growth’, Dr Chong Yoke Sin, CEO of NCS Group added, “Ceylinco’s strong position and considerable experience in commercial activities in Sri Lanka as well as other parts of the world makes them an ideal partner to support us in our drive to provide core services in Sri Lanka and other countries in the region”.

Deshamanya Dr Lalith Kotelawala, Chairman of Ceylinco Consolidated said, “Ceylinco Consolidated is proud to partner NCS. Ceylinco’s widespread domestic networks and experience, and NCS with its proven capability and domain experience and expertise, will no doubt be a powerful combination. With this alliance, it will allow us to jointly provide a wide spectrum of offerings to clients”.

NCS first partnered Ceylinco in the Sri Lanka e-Government Strategy Consultancy project for Information Communication Technology Agency in late 2003.  The Sri Lanka e-Government Strategy Consultancy project, funded by the World Bank, mapped out the e-government framework and flagship projects that will accelerate the realisation of the e-Sri Lanka initiative.

NCS in Sri Lanka, led by Country Director, Yip King Ban, is currently also pursuing various consulting projects in Sri Lanka.

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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.