The company in a statement said, "MphasiS Sri Lanka, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Mphasis Group, would be operational by the middle of 2010 and will start work with 500 people."
This number will be increased to 2,000 over the next three years and the centre will provide applications, BPO and ITO services to clients globally, the statement added.
MphasiS Chief Corporate Development Officer Dinesh Venugopal said, "Sri Lanka offers rich talent base that will allow us to serve our global clients. MphasiS' investment in the country fuels our growth into emerging destinations for IT outsourcing."
MphasiS, the seventh-largest IT services firm in India, has more than 34,000 employees. It has a presence across India, Singapore, China, Japan, Europe, North America and Australia.