A Basement, a Vision, and a Legacy: Just In Time Group’s 28-Year journey of Digital Triumph

Would you have believed back in 1996 that a small business selling computers would end up being the backbone of the nation’s digital transformation journey? One visionary did, and from a modest beginning in a 100 sq. ft. basement office, the company has now grown into a leading force in digital transformation, innovation, and excellence, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to progress and growth.

The brainchild of Jit Warnakulasuriya, JIT Group has evolved from just a 4-member team into a dominant player in the ICT sector in Sri Lanka.

As the leading ICT Systems Integrator in Sri Lanka, JIT Group has been at the forefront of pioneering integrated solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of the country’s ICT landscape. The company’s innovative approach has not only propelled its growth but also significantly contributed to the digital transformation of key sectors, including Government, Defense, Banking, Finance, and Telecommunications.

JIT Group has long played a silent yet pivotal role in supporting the country’s essential services. With 28 years of experience as a systems integrator delivering some of the nation’s critical digital systems, JIT Group remains committed to ensuring that the country and its essential services function optimally for every citizen. JIT Group has empowered organizations across various sectors, including BFSI, telecommunications, government, defense, and others, to adopt digital transformation, thereby improving processes and service delivery. For example, in the banking sector, the introduction of digital and core banking solutions, anti-money laundering systems, ATM and payment switches, FinTech solutions, and real-time gross settlement systems transformed the financial services sector. Similarly, in telecommunications, the group played a crucial role in establishing secure networks, implementing revenue assurance and fraud management systems, OSS/BSS solutions, national IMEI verification, and data management. Moreover, JIT Group has modernized government processes through e-government initiatives like the National Common Card and Payment Switch (CCAPS), National ID projects, and satellite-based oil spill detection. In defense, it provided essential solutions to enhance national security and operational readiness. Overall, JIT’s integrated platforms and innovative technologies drive digital empowerment across industries, advancing the technological landscape and supporting the national goal of creating a digitally inclusive society.

“As we look to the future, I am excited about the possibilities ahead,” said Neranjan Dissanayake, CEO of Just In Time Group. “We plan to introduce new products and services leveraging AI, Blockchain, IoT, and 5G, focusing on solutions that align with ESG principles and Sustainable Development Goals. Our initiatives will be diverse, including exploring telemedicine platforms and AI-driven diagnostic tools in healthcare, smart agriculture technologies, and clean energy solutions. Additionally, we aim to enhance the education system with innovative technologies. These efforts align with the National DigiEcon strategy for 2030 and the government’s AI strategy, ensuring our solutions drive sustainable growth and positive societal impact.”

He further states that JIT is committed to both organic and inorganic growth, continuously seeking opportunities for acquisitions. The company’s success is built on continuous innovation and a deep commitment to customers. By identifying the right technologies and forming strategic partnerships with global leaders and local entities, JIT has stayed at the forefront of technological advancements. A customer-centric approach and the ability to address business challenges have earned JIT the trust and respect of its clients.

Beyond our core business, JIT Group believes in creating long-term value by fostering sustainable community development and environmental stewardship. We proudly supported Sri Lanka’s first pediatric palliative care center, Suwa Arana, by funding a dedicated room, reaffirming our commitment to meaningful community contributions. After the center’s inauguration, we further supported it by establishing a reading room corner. This space, filled with books, toys, and board games donated by our well-wishing staff, aims to bring joy and positivity to the children and families at Suwa Arana. This initiative reflects our broader goal of nurturing compassionate environments and is part of a tradition of giving back, exemplified by our previous effort, where we created 20 reading room corners in children’s homes and underprivileged schools across the country. JIT continues to invest in meaningful social and environmental initiatives that create a positive impact. In line with its commitment to corporate social responsibility, JIT is pleased to announce the launch of several initiatives in celebration of the company’s 28th anniversary aimed at making a positive impact on society. The company will organize digital literacy workshops to teach essential computer skills, conduct e-waste recycling drives to promote environmental sustainability, and establish technology education programs for youth to prepare them for future job markets. Additionally, JIT will offer scholarships to underprivileged students pursuing technology-related degrees, provide mentorship through its employees, and run cybersecurity awareness campaigns. These initiatives, aim to enhance digital literacy, promote sustainability, and support future technology professionals.

Just In Time Technologies is also a proud winner of the Gold Award at the National Convention of Quality and Productivity (NCQP) Awards, which recognizes and promotes quality and productivity in Sri Lanka, encouraging employee engagement, leadership, and excellence in performance

As JIT celebrates this significant milestone of 28 years, it extends heartfelt gratitude to its incredible team, partners, and clients. Their unwavering support and dedication have been instrumental in the company’s success. Together, they have navigated challenges, embraced opportunities, and driven significant advancements in the ICT sector.

With a strong foundation and a clear vision, JIT Group is poised for continued growth and success. The company remains committed to leading Sri Lanka’s digital ambitions, creating value through the power of technology, and driving innovation that empowers businesses and communities.