From left to right: Mariam Moosa – Founder, Quickee Delivery Solutions, Leroy Ebert – Chief Growth Officer, EFL 3PL, Amaya Gunasekara – Assistant Brand Manager, Durex, Tehan Samarasinha – Product Group Manager, Durex
Protection and pleasure are now available at the click of a button, thanks to a delightful tie-up between Quickee.lk and Durex, to deliver Durex products at customers’ doorsteps without having to leave homes.
The unique partnership kicks off with an exciting promotion in the run up to Valentine’s Day. Deliveries of Durex Performa, Fetherlite and Extra Safe will be undertaken by Quickee with FREE delivery for the first 100 orders within the Quickee delivery grid that covers Colombo 1-15 and immediate suburbs, within the hour!
The promotion will run for one month from February 11. Customers can order via; www.quickee.lk / call 0117-324-325 / WhatsApp 077QUICKEE for orders from 9am – 3am 365days a year!
Amorous couples need not delay their pleasure any longer and can enjoy instant gratification (within an hour while they set the mood) with Quickee’s promise – ‘Convenience. Delivered’ – to ensure they enjoy safe and pleasurable sex without having to rush to a store or having to end a promising evening with an anti-climax.
This strategic partnership with Durex by Reckitt Benckiser is the first high-profile corporate partnership for EFL 3PL after its recent management takeover of Quickee.lk, which marks a new business vertical for the reputed 3PL company.
Commenting further, Leroy, Chief Growth Officer, EFL 3PL and Quickee.lk said, “We are excited about this first official partnership with Durex since the 3PL takeover, mainly because of the brand compatibility to deliver gratification without delay. The tongue-in-cheek and youthfulness persona of the promotion makes it a match made in heaven, and I believe it truly unlocks brand potential to achieve the positioning we want for the Quickee.lk brand. Whether it is a ‘quickee’ that customers seek or long periods of pleasure, this promotion fulfills both fantasies.”
Adding further, Mariam, Founder, Quickee.lk Delivery Solutions said, “This partnership with Durex reignites the true spirit of Quickee.lk which is and has always been a trend-setter by going beyond the traditional ecommerce models by offering Rapid Express Delivery, within the hour, to brands and businesses who are used to having only 2-5-day delivery, thereby enabling them to exploit last mile as not only a necessity but a strategic advantage – by offering that much more value to their end consumers.”
Inspired by its tagline, ‘Love Sex, Durex’, the Durex is proactively raising its voice against sexual stigmas, taboos and non-inclusive attitudes with the aim of showcasing the ‘positive reality’ of modern-day sex. By normalising home delivery of condoms, just like food, clothing or electronics, Quickee.lk too is demonstrating that it can deliver almost everything in quick time. More importantly, it is delivered ‘discreetly’, so nosy neighbours have no idea of how you plan to spend your day or night!
Explaining further, Amaya, Brand Manager, Durex said, “We live in a time where everything is delivered to our doorsteps within hours – so we thought why not condoms too? The aim of this partnership is to enable users to order condoms when in urgent situations directly to them anywhere in Colombo, within 60 minutes. We firmly believe that this service will become highly successful in Sri Lanka and that consumers will find it to be really helpful. We hope this service we are launching in partnership with Quickee.lk will benefit many condom emergencies!”
Having safe and consensual sex – wherever you want and whenever your want – contributes towards the overall health and wellbeing of people, and even more so, during the stressful times brought about by the global pandemic.
Dialog rewards winners of Govi Mithuru Nidanaya Competition
Winners of the first phase of the island-wide Govi Mithuru Nidanaya competition being presented with their prizes from Dialog Axiata PLC
As part of the well-established revolutionary agri-tech service ‘Govi Mithuru’, Dialog Axiata PLC (“Dialog”), Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, generously rewarded subscribers of the Govi Mithuru service in the island wide ‘Govi Mithuru Nidanaya Competition’.
The year-long ‘Govi Mithuru Nidanaya Competition’ rewards urban and rural farming communities with grand prizes and aims at uplifting their economies and livelihood. The first phase saw a grand prize of gold coins gifted to 35 lucky winners along with admission to an agriculture training programme conducted by the Department of Agriculture, and 24 runners-up were awarded sewing machines. The on-going second phase will also see similar prizes worth 30 lakhs being disturbed to participants, including a grand prize of a Honda Dio Bike and admission to the Department of Agriculture’s training programme to 35 lucky winners. 60 runners-up will be rewarded with mobile phones. Both phase one and two will also award a consolation prize of Rs. 500 to the 10,000 draw entrants.
Sri Lanka’s primary mobile agricultural information service, Govi Mithuru has registered over 600,000 users and helps maximize crop security and yield for farmers across the island. Under the patronage of the Department of Agriculture, the Govi Mithuru voice service enabled farmers and users in the country to receive direct access to professional guidance in the sector. Offering advice on 25 crop groups, including Home Gardening, the service is accessible to anyone using a basic feature phone.
A one-stop hub of updated, timely information, the Govi Mithuru mobile app is an extension of the original service, designed to deliver tailored formats of information according to the user’s requirements. Customers are charged Rs. 1 (plus tax) per crop per day for the voice service, and Rs. 2 (plus tax) subscription per day for unlimited access to all crops for the mobile app, with no cost on data charges for Dialog Mobile users. The Govi Mithuru app can be downloaded directly via the Google Play Store and voice service can be accessed by dialling 616.
Odel.lk champions Soundarie David Rodrigo
Acclaimed Sri Lankan pianist and music director Soundarie David Rodrigo
In celebration of Women’s Day 2021, Sri Lanka’s largest online fashion retailer Odel.lk partners with widely-acclaimed Sri Lankan pianist and music director Soundarie David Rodrigo in the launch of her first main stream music video in both English and Sinhala languages – a first in the country.
This is the first of Odel.lk’s collaborations, as part of a powerful initiative named ‘Composed by Odel.lk’ that aims to bolster the careers of female artistes in Sri Lanka who are breaking boundaries and leading the way forward in the country’s music arena.
“We are deeply honoured to partner with Soundarie as she forays into the world of mainstream music, after years of being in the forefront of the Sri Lankan western classical music industry and having fostered much young talent herself. This is nothing but a promisingly positive beginning to the ‘Composed by Odel.lk’ initiative to empower female artistes in the country who are shaking up the status quo and pushing the boundaries of Sri Lankan music. While Odel.lk already offers everything possible to make women feel beautiful on the outside, we will continue to evolve and invest in this mission to empower our country’s female force from within by joining in their creative journeys. To be able to launch this platform on a day as significant as International Women’s Day 2021 is a cherry on top,” commented Softlogic Holdings PLC Group Marketing Director Desiree Karunaratne.
‘Complicated’ or ‘Mulawe Maya’ is Soundarie’s latest musical masterpiece, one that makes the history books as the first in the country to be released simultaneously in both English and Sinhala. With lyrics and melody penned by Soundarie in English and transcribed into Sinhala by Shehan Galahitiyawa, the two songs are brought to life with the fine voices of accomplished young, Sri Lankan musical talent Shehara Liyanage and Hirushi Jayasena. The breathtaking melody hums the complexities of human emotion, with a powerful lyrical body which beautifully narrates a woman torn between memories of the past and the reality of the present.
Acorn Group empowers women at work
Acorn Group which encompasses a multitude of leading international brands in the Aviation and Travel industry takes pride in the leading role played by its female employees across its businesses. There is no better occasion than International Women’s Day to highlight how women make an impactful contribution to the businesses of Acorn. Women make up close to 44% of the Group’s workforce and have been an integral part of the organization.
Malinga Arsakularatne, CEO of Acorn Group said: “The Acorn family is committed to providing equal opportunities at the workplace, across all businesses of the organization. The past year is a testimony to the immense contribution made by the women in the Group as we faced many challenges due to the ongoing global pandemic. We take pride in the accomplishments and achievements of our female colleagues, and applaud their significant contribution to the growth and success of the Group.”
“Creating a work environment which is conducive to women requires flexibility and workspace ethics which can be fine-tuned to cater to the demands of everyday life. We takes pride in being one of the few organizations that not only affords an extended period of maternity leave but has made provision for paternity leave to ensure inclusivity across the board.”
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