From left: Partha Mazumdar- Head of Economic & Commercial Section, US Embassy, Rajat Bhakhri, CEO of Aeturnum Inc., Atul Keshap U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Menuke de Silva, VP Software Delivery & Operations of Aeturnum and Dasarath Hettiarachchi, Managing Director Aeturnum Lanka
Aeturnum Lanka celebrated 10 years of excellence at a commemorative event in the presence of dignitaries, alumnae, staff and well-wishers last week.
The event was a recollection and recognition of Aeturnum’s past achievements, present projects and future endeavors shared by those who make up the core of this organization.
Speaking at the event, Chief Guest, Atul Keshap, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives congratulated Aeturnum Lanka for its milestone. “It is great that we can connect between Westford Massachusetts and Nugegoda Sri Lanka and make amazing products and solutions for global giants. This is the greatness of Sri Lankan talent, the ability to be recognized as geniuses in the world of IT.” Ambassador Keshap also said that Sri Lanka has the possibility of increasing the capacity of IT intellectuals from 3000 to 300,000 as there is a huge need for the innate Sri Lankan talent in this industry.
Guest of Honour, Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs congratulated Aeturnum Lanka, and in agreement with Ambassador Keshap said that Sri Lanka needs to increase the numbers of IT professionals.
Aeturnum Inc, headquartered in Bedford, MA has been providing software development and IT consulting services to North America since 2001 and initiated operations in Sri Lanka in November 2006 as a part of its global expansion initiative. Over the past 10 years, Aeturnum Lanka has created niche products for global giants such as PayPal, NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle to name a few.
In 2015, Aeturnum Lanka’s white label mobile wallet and payment processing platform created for Paydiant was acquired by PayPal, proving that this processor is world-class. In 2013 the company started on a project called Incentivio, a cloud-based mobile first marketing platforms that allows restaurants, retailers and original brands to create highly personalized relationships with their customers. Athiva, the company’s third in-house project that was started this year is a platform that fast tracks the goals of startups by shortening the time to launch successfully in to market.
Rajat Bhakhri, CEO of Aeturnum Inc., said, “Aeturnum Lanka is focused differently by being out-of-the-box innovative. And the fact that our client servicing is unparalleled is what keeps clients like PayPal wanting to hire us for their future projects.”
Having started this company in 2006, Bhakhri said he is humbled at this incredible 10-year journey that has included a commitment to technical excellence, innovation and customer success. “The fact that several of our customers have been acquired by companies like eBay, Oracle, NetApp and PayPal is a testament to our prowess and specialization.”
After the successfully decade in excellence, Aeturnum Lanka took this opportunity to rebrand itself with a new logo. Under the ethos of ‘Progress Perfection’, the company has refreshed the logo to symbolize collaboration and teamwork, and revamped the corporate website to reflect its true culture and the spirit of the organization. The company also launched a blog, ‘The Aeturnist’ that chronicles the achievements, progress and daily thoughts of this close-knit family organization.
Also speaking at the event, Menuke de Silva, VP Software Delivery & Operations of Aeturnum said, “From just four employees, we have grown to over 100, delivered over 100 software projects to an expanding global client base spanning across the US, India, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Dubai.