Janashakthi Group’s Innovation Shines at the National ICT Awards 2023

Janashakthi Group’s Innovation Shines at the National ICT Awards 2023

Janashakthi Group Recieving the Award

23rd November 2023, Colombo:  Janashakthi Group recently clinched a prestigious award at the National ICT Awards NBQSA 2023 for a cutting-edge innovation: The award highlighted a digital product developed by Janashakthi Group’s IT team for Janashakthi Life, which targeted a niche market, generating active community engagement. This recognition not only acknowledged the Group’s commitment to next-gen advancements but also underscored its contribution to marketplace development and competitiveness. The award ceremony, organized by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, took place in October 2023 at the Monarch Imperial, with H.E. President Ranil Wickremesinghe serving as the Chief Guest and Hon. State Minister of Technology, Kanaka Herath, as the Guest of Honour.

“We successfully established a state-of-the-art facility to manage leads and enhance engagement. This achievement stands as a testament to the Group’s readiness and agility in adapting to changing market dynamics. Janashakthi Group has always been dedicated to staying ahead in the ever-changing digital landscape. I am particularly proud of our IT team within the Group – a team that is not only passionate, skilled, and creative but consistently pushes boundaries to develop products that redefine standards in the digital realm. It is noteworthy that, at both at the Group and individual company levels, our leadership is not only supportive but also actively fosters an environment receptive to innovation, propelling us forward in the dynamic digital space.” Expressed K.V. Kuganathan, Group Chief Information Officer of Janashakthi Group.

The award ceremony comprised of threefold objectives: to recognize outstanding achievements in ICT (Information and Communication Technology), provide a platform for international recognition of local products, and elevate the quality of local ICT products and services for global competitiveness. Under nine head categories for both students and commercial entities, with nine special awards, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards were presented in these categories.


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Image 1 – Janashakthi Group receiving the award

About Janashakthi Group (JXG)

Janashakthi Group (JXG) is a financial conglomerate with a diversified presence across the Insurance, Finance, and Investment sectors. Within the realm of financial services, the Group encompasses a wide spectrum, including asset management, leasing, stock brokering, life insurance, and more. Each of the Group’s core businesses stands as a formidable leader in its respective industry. The Janashakthi Group comprises First Capital, Janashakthi Foundation, Janashakthi Life, and Orient Finance.

Key Business Units:

First Capital Holdings PLC: Government Securities, Unit Trusts and Asset Management, Corporate Finance & Advisory, Corporate Debt Securities, Stock Brokering.

Janashakthi Insurance PLC (Janashakthi Life): Life insurance products and services.

Orient Finance PLC: Mobilization of Deposits, Savings Accounts, Leasing, Gold Loans, Alternative Finance Solutions, Corporate Financing, and more. 

The Group’s Board of Directors include Chandana De Silva (Group Chairman), Prakash Schaffter (Deputy Chairman), Ealderly Perera (Independent Non-Executive Director), Saliya Wickramasuriya (Independent Non-Executive Director), Nathan Sivagananathan (Independent Non-Executive Director), Manjula Mathews (Non-Independent Non-Executive Director). Ramesh Schaffter (Managing Director / Group CEO).


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