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Business and Durex offer climactic delivery service



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 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; / 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, which marks a new business vertical for the reputed 3PL company.

Commenting further, Leroy, Chief Growth Officer, EFL 3PL and 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 brand. Whether it is a ‘quickee’ that customers seek or long periods of pleasure, this promotion fulfills both fantasies.”

Adding further, Mariam, Founder, Delivery Solutions said, “This partnership with Durex reignites the true spirit of 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, 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 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.

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Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia pledges output cuts – Opec+




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Oil-producing countries have agreed to continued cuts in production in a bid to shore up flagging prices.

Saudi Arabia said it would make cuts of a million barrels per day (bpd) in July and Opec+ said targets would drop by a further 1.4 million bpd from 2024.

Opec+ accounts for around 40% of the world’s crude oil and its decisions can have a major impact on oil prices.

In Asia trade on Monday, Brent crude oil rose by as much as 2.4% before settling at around $77 a barrel.

The seven hour-long meeting on Sunday of the oil-rich nations, led by Russia, came against a backdrop of falling energy prices.

Total production cuts, which Opec+ has undertaken since October 2022, reached 3.66 million bpd, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak.

Opec+, a formulation which refers to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, had already agreed to cut production by two million bpd, about 2% of global demand.


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Manpower services agency wins accolades for its contribution to foreign employment sector



Siraj Cafoor, Managing Director of Siraj Manpower Services receives the award

Its MD says. ‘go abroad only if you can work hard’

Siraj Manpower Services, one of Sri Lanka’s leading foreign employment agencies, was honoured with the Three-Star Award at the ‘Golden Awards’ 2023, organised by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). This award ceremony was organised to honour foreign employment agencies that have made a significant contribution to the development of the foreign employment sector, which is a major source of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. Siraj Cafoor, Managing Director of Siraj Manpower Services, was presented with the award at the award ceremony which was held at the BMICH in Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Foreign Employment and Labour Manusha Nanayakkara.

Having been established in 2002, Siraj Manpower Services ( has earned a reputation in the field of foreign employment by winning the trust of customers for more than 20 years. It has been offering job opportunities in the Middle East countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia as housekeepers, drivers, sanitation workers, labourers and also jobs related to the apparel industry. All these workers are entitled to approved salary scales certified by the SLBFE.

“We always stand for the safety of workers who go abroad through our organisation. We work to solve the problems that arise in relation to the contracts that the workers have entered into. I must mention something special to those who go abroad for employment. That is, you should keep in mind that you go abroad only to work. Go abroad only if you can work hard. You have to remember that you are going abroad to earn some more money and achieve the advancement of your family.” said Siraj Cafoor.

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Direct flights between Istanbul and Katunayake to commence from August



A special discussion between Turkish Ambassador – Demet Sekercioglu and Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation – Nimal Siripala de Silva took place last week at the ministry office. The aim of the discussion was to seek authorization to commence direct flights from the Turkish Capital Istanbul to Katunayake, Sri Lanka. The Chief of Turkish Airlines’ South Asia Office Fathi Bozkurt was also present during the discussion.

Currently, Turkish Airlines connects with Sri Lanka through a route that includes a stopover in the Maldives, resulting in an additional travel time of one and a half hours. The delay caused by this routing is not favored by travelers, as emphasized by the Ambassador.

The Chief of Turkish Airlines requested for time and space to be allocated in order to initiate direct flights between Istanbul and Katunaike, thus providing convenience for Turkish tourists and travelers who prefer visit Sri Lanka.

The Minister announced that the request would be forwarded to the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka and the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited. The aim is to establish direct flights between Istanbul and Katunayake starting from August this year.

Turkish Airlines, a renowned airline with a fleet of over 100 aircraft, offers flights connecting Europe’s Vancouver and New York. The Chief of Turkish Airlines said that the new service would not only benefit European travelers but also encourage them to travel to Sri Lanka.

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