John Keells IT wins MERIT at APICTA 2017 in Dhaka

[image]John Keells IT wins MERIT at APICTA 2017 in Dhaka
The Evinta team accepting the prestigious award and making their country proud. Standing (left to right) Mr. Dhananjaya Rajaguru and Mr. Rilwan Latiff from Evinta, President of BASIS Bangladesh Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, Chairman of APICTA Dr. Dileepa De Silva, Convenor Mr. Russell T Ahmed and the competitors from Thailand and Hong Kong respectively.

Colombo, December 12th, 2017 - Evinta Departure Control System (Evinta DCS), a product by John Keells IT, won the merit award at the recently concluded Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, held between the 10th of December, at Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Evinta DCS won a coveted Merit Award amidst strong competition from leading IT companies from around Asia. Evinta DCS qualified for this award after winning the overall Gold at the National Best Quality ICT Awards, held in October 2017.

Representing Sri Lanka on an international pedestal, John Keells IT played a pivotal role in the country’s placement as Second overall from over 15 competing countries. The APICTA awards 2017 had a total 366 participants spanning 17 categories.

The winning software solution “Evinta DCS”, is a fully Cloud based airport system that allows an airline to seamlessly check-in and board passengers through counters, kiosks, tabs and many other options. The system requires only an Internet connection to be accessible airport-wide and this sets it apart from other legacy airport systems that require expensive servers and communication links. Evinta DCS eases congestion at check-in counters and boarding gates while requiring minimal infrastructure. Evinta DCS’ graphical user interface is popular with airport staff who previously had to master a special set of commands to operate other traditional departure control systems.

Evinta DCS, which is currently rolled out at 96 airports worldwide, is targeted at airlines and ground handling agents. Evinta DCS is also able to function as the “Back-up DCS” to any existing departure control systems. This ensures that airports and airlines enjoy continuity in operations if there is an outage from the primary provider, allowing the airport staff to check-in passengers without any disruption or degradation of service delivery.

These awards are fondly known as ‘’The Oscars of ICT’’ in the Asia Pacific region. The chief guest for the prestigious awards was ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak.

About John Keells IT

John Keells IT, is a leading consulting cum professional services company and is a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka's largest and premier conglomerate John Keells Holdings PLC which boasts of the highest market capitalization in Sri Lanka with an annual turnover in excess of US$ 800m.

John Keells IT has distinct focus on Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations through its Strategic Business Units, namely SGIT(, JKCS ( and Infomate ( We help you maximize your performance and achieve your vision. We develop and implement technology driven, business solutions that helps you improve your engagements with your clients, helps you enhance your effectiveness and efficiency and help run your operations. Ultimately, we enable you to unleash value through innovations.

John Keells IT takes pride in being a trusted partner for more than 500+ customers spanning 4 continents in making our customers the trend setter in their respective domains powered by our knowledge capital that exceeds 500+ professionals and collective wealth of experience in excess of 10,000 man years.

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About John Keells Holdings (JKH)

JKH is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate on the Colombo Stock Exchange. From the largest inventory of hotel rooms in Sri Lanka, owning a large private-sector-owned transportation business in the country and providing port and marine fuel services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages, running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking, stock broking, banking and real estate, JKH has made its presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy. (