Epic Lanka celebrates 25 years of shaping Sri Lanka’s future through homegrown innovation

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From left: Epic Lanka Managing Director and CEO Viraj Mudalige with Epic Technology Group Executive Chairman Dr. Nayana Dehigama

Epic Lanka, the premier Fintech solutions provider in Sri Lanka, recently commemorated its 25th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its journey of pioneering growth, technological innovation, and transformative impact.

From humble beginnings with just four dedicated individuals, Epic Lanka set out on a mission a quarter-century ago to unleash the untapped potential of the Sri Lankan ICT industry and establish itself as a preeminent software brand. Today, the company stands as a regional powerhouse, with a workforce of over 350 talented professionals, and a global presence spanning Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan.

Presently, Epic Lanka is the undisputed leader in digital transformation, e-Government solutions, workflow management, secure electronic payment automation, information systems security, and mobile enterprise automation solutions in Sri Lanka. 

During its 25 years, Epic has completed more than 100 projects for multiple organisations representing diverse industries and has digitally transformed more than 75 state and private enterprises. Epic Lanka was the first Sri Lankan company to win Gold at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) and has been adjudged the best Sri Lankan ICT company four times at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA). 

Throughout its journey, Epic Lanka has continuously pushed boundaries, delivering state-of-the-art payment solutions that rival global Fintech standards. This commitment to excellence has earned Epic Lanka international acclaim, positioning the company as a trusted partner for driving digital innovation within the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) sector. Furthermore, the company’s contributions to transforming state enterprises, streamlining operations, and facilitating efficiency through digital transformation have put them at the forefront of leaders in the e-Government sector.

Central to its success has been Epic Lanka’s unwavering dedication to empowering its workforce. Over the last 25 years, the company has invested in comprehensive training programs and fostered an environment of continuous learning and growth. The company has provided thousands of internships to promising students from universities across Sri Lanka. By equipping the team with cutting-edge knowledge and domain expertise, Epic Lanka has nurtured a culture of innovation that enables it to stay at the forefront of technological advancements.

Commenting during the 25th-anniversary ceremony, Epic Lanka Founder and Executive Chairman, Dr Nayana Dehigama said: “We are immensely proud to celebrate Epic Lanka’s 25th anniversary. From humble beginnings, we have emerged as a leading force in Enterprise Digital Transformation and have been a catalyst in revolutionising and vitalising the Fintech industry and the state enterprises in Sri Lanka. This milestone is a testament to the dedication and passion of our employees, whose relentless pursuit of excellence has enabled us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that have positively impacted the lives of Sri Lankans.”

“As we look ahead, even though times have become tougher with intense competition, we are excited about the new opportunities that lie before us as we continue to raise the bar, expand our global footprint, and shape the future of the enterprises in the digital age. I express my heartfelt gratitude to our valued clients, partners, Epic family members, and stakeholders who have been instrumental in our success. As we reflect on our journey, we acknowledge the challenges and obstacles we have overcome. It is our unwavering resilience and steadfast focus that has propelled us forward. We firmly believe that our best years are yet to come,” he commented further.

Epic Lanka has played a significant role as a catalyst for economic progress. Over the past 25 years, the organisation has created numerous employment opportunities for the new generation of Sri Lankans, offering them their first taste of the real-world IT industry. The company has created more than 6,000 jobs and 2,000 internships with the great belief that investing in talent not only drives personal growth but also contributes to the overall development of Sri Lanka.

Epic Lanka Managing Director/CEO Viraj Mudalige said: “We are thrilled to celebrate Epic Lanka’s 25th anniversary, a testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation and our unwavering commitment to excellence. Over the years, we have established ourselves as a trailblazer in the Fintech industry, setting new standards and driving digital transformation. 

“Our state-of-the-art R&D centre in Sri Lanka has been instrumental in fostering a culture of innovation and enabling us to develop cutting-edge solutions that have garnered nearly 100 national and international accolades. This recognition is a testament to the hard work, passion, and expertise of our talented team who continually push the boundaries of what is possible.”

Commenting further, Mudalige said: “Looking ahead, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation, delivering exceptional value to our stakeholders, and shaping the future of the Fintech industry. Furthermore, we are aggressively exploring expanding our global footprint and taking our exceptional solutions to markets beyond Asia. 

“With 15 proprietary products under our belt, we are shifting from project-based ventures to establishing a suite of cutting-edge software products. Beyond 25 years, Epic is envisioning strategic partnerships with software companies and countries worldwide to realise our ambitious goals.”