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WNS Sri Lanka Recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) as an Approved Training Organization for "Strategic Level"

MUMBAI, INDIA and COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, Sep 08, 2009 )(MARKETWIRE via COMTEX -- WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced that the company obtained certification as an approved strategic level training organization by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL). WNS employees will now be able to complete the statutory requirement for training by the ICASL in order to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant whilst working at WNS.

The certificate was presented to Dushan Soza, Managing Director, WNS Global Services, Sri Lanka, by the President of the Institute, Nishan Fernando, at a ceremony held on June 6, 2009.

The ICASL is Sri Lanka's main professional accounting body with over 4,000 members and 30,000 registered students. It is also the country's sole accounting and auditing standards setting authority. The Institute is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA), and a founding member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). Today, its members hold the highest professional qualification available to accountants in Sri Lanka.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Fernando stated, "As the premier accounting body in Sri Lanka, ICASL has recently revised its curriculum in response to both the globalization of business activity and professional education needs. This is the first time that ICASL has recognized a BPO company for its strategic level training."

"This recognition for article-ship will help WNS recruit quality finance professionals and provide the highest level of training for our employees," said Mr. Soza. "Additionally, it will enable employees to accelerate their charter with the Institute of Chartered Accountants."

Mr. Soza added: "WNS operates a Finance and Accounting (F&A) Centre of Excellence in Sri Lanka. Such recognition adds overall credibility to Sri Lanka as a country with talent to perform end-to-end accounting functions in a business process services environment."

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WNS is a leading global business process outsourcing company. Deep industry and business process knowledge, a partnership approach, comprehensive service offering and a proven track record enable WNS to deliver business value to some of the leading companies in the world. WNS is passionate about building a market-leading company valued by our clients, employees, business partners, investors and communities. For more information, visit

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka is the National Professional Accounting body of Sri Lanka. The Institute has over 3500 members and over 25000 registered students and is the sole Accounting and Auditing Standards setting authority in Sri Lanka. The Institute is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and a Founder member of the South Asian Federation of the Accountants (SAFA).

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Sumi Gupta
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Dushan Soza
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