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Malabe, Sri Lanka's Fastest-Growing IT Hub

Malabe, nestled in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is quickly emerging as the country’s premier IT hub. As a vibrant suburb in the Colombo district, Malabe offers a unique blend of residential charm and strategic location that has captured the attention of businesses and professionals alike. Let’s delve into why OBM Digital Factory chose Malabe as the location for its Sri Lankan office.

August 24, 2023 

CEO Robert on top of our office in Malabe

1. Central Location

Malabe’s central position places it in proximity to the administrative capital of Jayawardenepura Kotte and provides easy access to Colombo, making it an ideal choice for businesses seeking a strategic base. Over the past decade, Malabe has become an integral part of the upscale residential expansion in the Jayewardenepura Kotte area.

2. Proximity to Key Industrial Zones

Malabe’s strategic location extends to its accessibility to essential industrial zones. Orugodawatta, housing major shipping container yards, and the Balarama Free Trade Zone, home to numerous industrial manufacturing facilities, are just a stone’s throw away. The recent construction of two new highways has further solidified Malabe’s status as a primary route to Colombo, offering easy access to the financial hubs of Ragama and Gampaha.

3. Educational Opportunities

At OBM Digital Factory, one of our primary objectives is to provide local residents with opportunities in the IT sector. Our choice of location near the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLITT) aligns perfectly with this mission. Malabe has been officially designated as the Information Technology Hub by the government, attracting IT giants like Millennium IT, with more companies planning to establish their presence in this area.

4. Ease of Commute

The influx of IT companies has drawn a wave of new residents to Malabe, drawn by the convenience of a short commute to work. Malabe offers diverse transportation options, including highways, buses, and trains. Additionally, a brand-new light passenger railway system is on the horizon, promising even greater accessibility in the near future.

5. OBM Digital Factory's and Sebsa’s Commitment

We at OBM Digital Factory and Sebsa recognized these advantages and selected Malabe as the ideal location for our office. Since its inauguration in September 2022, our state-of-the-art, energy-efficient office has been home to over 70 dedicated employees. Our office in Malabe plays a pivotal role in realizing our social ambitions, contributing significantly to local employment and fostering growth within the IT sector.

In conclusion, Malabe stands as a testament to Sri Lanka’s burgeoning IT landscape, offering a harmonious blend of connectivity, educational opportunities, and quality of life. OBM Digital Factory is proud to be part of this dynamic community, and we are committed to shaping a brighter future for both our employees and the local population.

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