Birthday Gifts to Sri Lanka

ඔබ ලෝකයේ කොහේ කොතන සිටියත් ඔබගේ ආදරනීයන් ඔබ සමීපයේ සිටින විට දැනෙන හැගීම ඔවුන් සමීපව නොසිටින විට ඔබට තදින්ම දැනෙන්නට ඇත.දුර කිලෝමීටර් වලින් මැන්නට සාමාන්යයෙන් අපිට දුර කියන සංකල්පය වැඩිපුරම දැනෙන්නේ අපිට අවශ් දෙයක් කරගැනීමට ගතවෙන කාලය අනුවයි. තම ආදරනීයන්ගේ විශේෂ අවස්ථාවන් හීදි ඔවුන්ගේ ලගින් සිටීමට ඔබට හැකියාවක්  නොතිබුනත් ඔවුන් සමග නිරන්තරයෙන් සම්බන්දතාවය පවත්වාගෙන යාමට තව දුරටත් දුර කියන සංකල්පය බාදවක් නොවනු ඇත.පවතින සම්බන්දතා අලුත් කරගැනීමටත් , අලුත් සබඳතා ඇති කරගැනීමටත් Kapruka.com හරහා දැන් එතෙර මෙතෙර සිටින ඔබ සැමට අවස්ථාව  ඇත. තම හිතවතෙකුගේ හෝ ආදරනීයන්ගේ උපන්දිනයකදී ඔබ බොහෝවිට දුරකථන ඇමතුමකින් පමනක් සුබපතනු ඇත.නමුත් දුරකථන ඇමතුමකට සීමා නොවී ඔවුන්ගේ හදවතට දැනෙන විදියකට එම සුබපැතුම එක් කලොත්? එය ඔවුන්ගේ මුවගට සිනහවක් සේම කදුලකුත් එක්කරනු නොඅනුමානයි.

Kapruka Birthday Gifts

ඔබගේ ආදරනීයන්ගේ උපන්දියකදී වචනයකින් පමනක් සුබපැතුම් එක්කරීමටයි ඔබ පෙලබී සිටින්නේ.නමුත් ආදරනීය සුබපැතීමකට නම් Birthday Gift එකක් සමගම සුබපැතුම් එක්කරන්නේනම් එය ආදරනීය මතකයක්. ලංකාවෙ සිටින ඔබගෙ ආදරනීයන්ගේ උපන්දිනයේදී ඔබට ඔවුන් සමීපයේ සිට එය සැමරීමට නොහැකි වුවත් Kapruka.com හරහා ඔබට සුබපැතුම් එක් කරමින් ඔවුන් සතුටු කිරීමට අවස්ථාව ඇත. Kapruka Birthday Gifts අති විශාල ප්රමානයක එකතුවක්  Kapruka.com website එක හරහා ඔබට තෝරා ගැනීමේ අවස්ථාව ඇත.එහිදී  ලංකාවේ ඕනෑම අස්සක් මුල්ලක් නෑරම පවතින Delivery service එක නිසා නියමිත දිනට හෝ පාරිභෝගිකයන්ගේ අබිරුචිය පරිදි Gift delivery සිදුකර ගැනීමේ අවස්ථාව පාරිභෝගිකයන් හට ඇත.

Cheese Cakes for Home Delivery in Sri Lanka

උසස් ප්රමිතියකින් හා නවතම මෝස්තර වලට Cheese Cake නිශ්පාදනය කර ඇති අතර.විවිධ රසයන්ගෙන් එම නිශ්පාදන කාන්ඩ ගතකර ඇත. පාරිභෝගිකයන් වන ඔබට Kapruka.com Website එක හරහා තමන්ගේ අබිරුචිය පරිදි Birthday Cakes ලෙස Cheese Cake ඇනවුම් කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඇත.එහීදී Birthday Greeting එකතු කිරීම සදහා   අවස්ථාවක් ඇත. උසස් අමුද්රව්යයන් යොදාගනිමින් පලපුරුදු සූපවේදීන් අතින් නිමවන මෙම Cheese Cake අතිශයින්ම මේ සදහා ඇල්මක් දක්වන්නන් සදහා කදිම උපන්දින ත්යාගයකි.

                                                 

Flower Bouquets for Online Delivery in Sri Lanka

ඔබගේ ආදරනීයන්ගේ උපන්දිනයට Flower Shop හරහා ඉතාමත් අලනංකාර මල් කලඹක් තෑගිකිරීමින් ඔවුන් සතුටු කිරීමට සදහා දැන් ඔබට අවස්ථාව ඇත.දක්ශ හා නිර්මානශීලි මල් සකස් කිරීමේ කන්ඩායමක් විසින් Flower Buquet නිර්මාණය කිරීමේ කාර්යයේ නිරත වන අතර පාරිභෝගිකයනගේ සිත් ගන්නා අකාරයට එම මල් නිර්මාණ විවිධ මල් ව්ශේශ යොදාගනිමින් සිදු කරනු ලබයි.උපන්දින ඔහු හෝ ඇය පුදුම කිරීමට එය කදිම ත්යාගයකි.

Flower Bouquets

 

Fresh Red Roses

 

Toys for kids at kapruka

කුඩා දරුවන් නිරන්තරයෙන් සෙල්ලම් භාන්ඩ සමග කාලය ගත කිරීමට කැමත්තක් දක්වන අතර ඔවුන්ගේ උපන්දින ත්යාගය ලෙස සෙල්ලම් භාන්ඩයක් ලැබුනහොත් ඔවුන් එයින් වඩාත් සතුටට පත්වනු ඇත. එලෙස ලබාදෙන සෙල්ලම්  භාන්ඩ දරුවන්ගේ ක්රියාශීලී වර්ධනයට උපකාරවන අතර දරුවනගේ මානසික හා කායික වර්ධනය සදහාද ව්ක්රාකාරව පිටුවහලක්. Kapruka.com හි Toys වයස් පරතරයකින් තොරව ඔනෑම කෙනෙකුට මිලදී ගැනීමට හැකිවන සේ විවිධ අංශ යටතේ කාන්ඩ ගත කර ඇත.එහිදී Birthday Gift එකක් ලෙස ඔනෑම වයස් සීමාවක කෙනෙකුට එය ලබා දීමේ හැකියාව ඇත.

 

 

Sarees and drapes online at kapruka

කාන්තා පාර්ශවය නිරන්තරයෙන් ලස්සනට හැද පැලදීමට ඇල්මක් දක්වයි.එහි දී Sarees වලට හිමි වන්නේ ප්රදාන ස්ථානයක්.උපන්දින ත්යාගයක් ලෙස Saree එකක් ලැබෙන්නේ නම් කාන්තාවන් අතිශයින් සතුටු වනු ඇත. බොහෝ   අවස්ථාවන් වලදී වැඩි වේලාවක් ගත වන නිසාත් තෝරාගැනීමේ ගැටලුවලට මුහුනපාන්නට සිදුවන නිසාත් Saree ත්යාගයක් ලෙස ලබාදීමට බොහෝ දෙනා මැලි කමක් දක්වයි.නමුත් kapruka.com හරහා දැන් නවීන විලාසිතා වලින් හා විවිධ මෝස්තර වලින් Saree ඉතා පහසුවෙන් තෝරාගෙන තම ආදරනීයන්නට තෑගි කීරීමට එතෙර සිටින ඔබට හැකියාව ඇත.

 

මේ ආකාරයට Kapruka.com හරහා එතෙර සිට මෙතෙරට තම ආදරනීයන්ගේ උපන්දියට ආදරනීය සුබපැතුමත් සමගම ආදරනීය ත්යාගයක් යවමින් ඔවුන්ගේ විශේශ දවස ඔබ ලග නැති අඩුව ඔවුන්ට නොදැනෙන්න මතකයන්ගෙන් පිරුනු උපන්දියක් කිරීමට Kapruka.com හරහා ඉතා උසස් තත්වයෙන් යුතු,වටිනා උපන්දින     ත්යාග මිලදී ගැනීමට හැකියාව ඇත.ලංකාව පුරා විහිදී ඇති සෑම දිස්ත්රික්කයක් සදහාම දවසේ ඔනෑම වෙලාවක       Kapruka Birthday Gifts බෙදාහැරීමේ පහසුකම නිසා ඕනෑම රටක සිටින කෙනෙකු හට Kapruka.com website එක හරහා ඕනෑම ත්යාගයක් ලංකාවේ ඔනෑම ස්ථානයක් සදහා අවම මුදලකින් අදාල දිනයේදී deliver කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඇත.

Kids Toys Photography at Kapruka

Sri Lanka Childrens Toys

We just bumped in to youngest model today at Kapruka product studios. It was not a work day for the kiddo as he was enjoying himself too much among toys giving us ample opportunity to get the right photograph. Cant stress enough the importance of getting your photography right for e commerce as it represents the look and feel all together. #kapruka #ecommerce

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Looking to Send Gifts to Jaffna?

Kapruka Gift Delivery Service is trusted since year 2003 in sending gifts to Jaffna in Sri Lanka.

Top selling gift categories to Jaffna are below:

  • Cakes from Rs 1800 – Rs 7000

    For every celebration, a cake is a must. When a loved one is not around during special days, it would be so beautiful to show that you miss him/her. A charming cake together with a customized note is just perfect to make someone happy. We have a wide variety of cakes for every occasion and you have a lot of amazing choices that suit your intentions.

  • Flowers from Rs 1500 – Rs 5500

    Flowers always create positive vibes because they are so refreshing and calming to see. Sending flowers suits any occasion like Birthdays, Valentine, Christmas, New Year, Mother’s/Farther’s days or even for funerals. Flowers would simply show how much someone mean to you and it would be an ideal gift to renew or even reinforce a relationship. We have offered you a beautiful range of flowers and they correspond with any kind of relationship you have with anyone special.

    Fruit baskets from Rs 1500 – Rs 6000

    Fruit Baskets are always special if you want to celebrate anything in style. This category is very popular during New year and Christmas seasons but this is never a bad choice for any other event. Fruits are always healthy and you need not worry about one’s well being when you decide gifting a Fruit Basket. We reassure to deliver quality products, so that you need not feel anxious about the condition when delivering to distant areas. The popularity of this category itself shows how satisfied our customers are about our service. In our website, we have proposed you some trendy fruit baskets which are chic and classy.

Did you know that E-commerce brings long distance relationships closer?

We all know that Internet has made the whole world a Global Village and e-commerce is one of its fantastic outcomes as it helps to re-build and strengthen relationships filled with deeply rooted feelings and emotions. During earlier decades, maintaining close relationships with friends, family or relatives from far away cities like Jaffna was just a dream. Now we have this beautiful platform- “Kapruka.com” which solves this “long distance” issue and more importantly it always adds more colors to the feelings and emotions embedded in every relationship.

According to statistical data, we have observed that people all around Sri Lanka send special gifts to their loved ones in Jaffna. You may think that delivering presents to far away places would hinder the quality of it. No!  we assure you to deliver the presents in a good state. That’s why we have become the Sri Lanka’s Largest online Shop. We would never be able to maintain this place if not for the quality and the service we offer.

Delivery charges to Jaffna:

Delivery charges always depend on the distance and the type of the product you order. It is approximately between Rs. 600 and Rs. 2000. For example, if you order a fresh product like a cake from a 5 star hotel, the delivery charge would be around Rs. 2000. The main reason behind it is that most of the products start their journey from Colombo and we have to appoint a dedicated person to handle your order with care because ultimately what is more important is to deliver the products in a good condition.

Gift delivery zone in Jaffna:

Jaffna Gift Delivery

All areas in Jaffna are covered by Kapruka Gift Delivery Service. We have daily shuttles from Colombo to Jaffna so as to deliver your items fresh and unharmed. We are regularly dedicated to give more value for your feelings and relationships because we appreciate the love, peace and harmony spread around.

Kapruka is all about spreading love. Perhaps you might think that sending a message or calling to wish can fill the “long distance gap”. Yet did you think how special a person would feel if he/she received a gift specifically sent for him/her?  This is deeply felt by the ones who are far away partly isolated by ones’ community. If you think honestly, you will understand that your words alone cannot fill the gap because these communication methods are so common nowadays. Even Social media tried to solve this issue by reminding special days like Birthdays. Yet, everybody now knows that nobody would remember those days unless Social Media reminds them. As a result, the value of this genuine act has faded away. We try to recover this fracture by moving one step forward.  Love is the best remedy used to strengthen relationships and we as Kapruka appreciate your effort.

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Evening with VEGA

Dulith Herath Kapruka

Dulith Herath

 

Heartfelt best wishes to Harsha Subasinghe and his VEGA super electric car project for showing all of us the importance of believing in dreams! A 100% Sri Lankan made electric super car. As a fellow entrepreneur the most admirable element in this for me is him investing money and time in to this project well over a 5 years period knowing there could be no clear return for many years to come. Future of Sri Lanka looks more brighter with fellow entrepreneurs like him. Looking forward to co-operate with him on his up coming electric wheeler project <> Grasshoppers. hashtag#srilankan hashtag#electricvehicles hashtag#supercars

 

 

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Top Selling Birthday cakes at Kapruka.

Spread your love with the Symbol of Celebration on the special day of your loved ones!

A cake is simply an emotion filled with love, joy and happiness that can make the birthday of your beloved one, extra special and memorable. Cakes have no age limit. Kids, youth and also adults love cakes alike. The best-selling Birthday cakes at Kapruka.com show the deep affection of our customers who want to make the birthdays of their loved ones unique and joyful. We have introduced a lot of beautiful and creative birthday cakes and some of them have received extra focus of attention. Let’s further discuss the specialty of these Top Selling Cakes and how they have become exceptional.

Category of Kids

Kids are always special because their emotions are genuine and pure. What they feel during their special days will certainly define them when they grow older. That’s why our lovely parents try to make them feel special by surprising them with this symbol of celebration.

Fabulous Minnie Mouse Cake

This delightful cake is definitely a sweet little surprise for Minnie Mouse lovers. It is fresh and eye appealing with a perfect finishing. The heavenly taste can certainly make your little one feel special and loved. It weighs 7.6 lbs. and is beautifully shaped adopting the key colors of Mickey and Minnie Mouse cartoon. This certainly has the possibility to bring a sweet little smile on your little one’s face creating this memorable day cheerful and remarkable.

 

My Little Panda Ribbon Cake

“My Little Panda Ribbon Cake” is specifically created to make your kid’s special day overload with cuteness and joy. The eye catching colors and the beautiful structure (which weighs 7 lbs.) together with the perfect blend of ingredients make this cake ideal from both inside and out.  The exceptional creativity and the careful packaging make it extra special and attractive.

Batman Skyline City

This delicious birthday cake is especially made for your little one who is dreaming to be a Super Hero.  The spectacular color combination is simply perfect and the taste is divine. This cake weighs 2.8 lbs. and often suits for celebrations with small gatherings. Most of the parents love this cake because it is a perfect portrayal of the taste of their kids.

Ninja Turtle

This is a beautiful cake that can make your little one’s birthday fun and crazy. Specially made for Ninja Turtle lovers and can certainly make your kid and the gathering smile with joy. No doubt, this cake will make your little one’s birthday unforgettable. The delectable taste can surely amplify the perfection of your kid’s special day. This cake (which weighs 3.9 lbs.) is among the best-selling cakes mainly because of the fun embedded in it.

Puppy

Puppy cake is simply cute and has a nice finishing. It is very popular among the kids as the colors and the structure is simple and attractive. It weighs 5.1 lbs. and is among the first few choices of the parents who want their little one’s birthday to be an impeccable day.

Category of Youth/ Adults

Everybody likes surprises. For youth and adults, these unexpected celebrations mean a lot. With the busy life schedules, people have deviated from each other and small gestures like sending a cake on their birthdays can definitely bring them close. We have mastered the art of spreading love and affection of the youth and adults by making their loved ones feel special on their birthdays.

Dark Chocolate Heart Cake

This cake is most suitable for youth and can be used to celebrate birthdays or any other special day like Valentine’s days, Anniversary etc. It weighs 2.7 lbs. and has a simple structure with heart shaped decorations on the top. This cake has become a major focus of attention among the youth for its decency, simplicity and for the incomparable heavenly taste.

Kapruka Strawberry And White Chocolate Gateau

This cake can be used to impress anyone without any age restrictions. The main reason for this cake to be so popular is that it can be used for any occasion and for anyone. Yet, this is mostly ordered to celebrate birthdays of adults, siblings, co-workers and also of friends. This cake is a mix of strawberry and white chocolate which is a perfect combination that gives a divine taste. This cake which weighs 3.2 lbs. is a delicious vanilla sponge based gateau, decorated with white chocolate and strawberry. It is simply perfect for its right blend of premium ingredients and also for its good looking structure.

Neapolitan Cake

Neapolitan Cake is frequently purchased to celebrate birthdays of one’s parents or grandparents. However, there aren’t any age limitations for it. This is a very simple cake that suits any special occasion. Nowadays, most of the people tend to select less complicated cakes and it is the main reason for this cake to be so popular. It weighs 6.2 lbs. and is guaranteed a promising taste with the  combination of three layers; coffee, chocolate and strawberry ribbon cake.

Let Me Love You Chocolate Cake

This is very popular among the youth and can also be used to celebrate special occasions other than birthdays like Anniversaries or Valentines days etc. It is a chocolate sponge cake which weighs 3 lbs. and is loved by the majority. This cake is a symbol of perfection for anyone who need to unfold one’s intense feelings together with a sweet surprise.

Kapruka cakes are always special and perfect. We are specialized in offering the best and we certainly appreciate the love and affection you spread around. Perhaps you may not be with your loved ones on their special days or maybe you want to make them feel super special in your presence. Anyway, you can show how much they mean to you with some simple gestures. We are not just delivering your orders. We deliver your deeply rooted feelings and emotions as well. We assist you to strengthen your bonds without letting them fade away due to your competitive and busy lives. Sending a cake on one’s birthday has more value than just calling and wishing him/her a Happy Birthday. That special feeling will be on their hearts forever. We love to see this unity among people and that is why we are always on top.

 

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How to send gifts to Sri Lanka online

Sending Gifts To Sri Lanka

Hurray! There is an amazing and juicy gifting service open to all Sri Lankan’s all over the world. Have you thought of having a delivery service that can deliver gifts to your loved ones here in Sri Lanka without you having to go through any stress at all? Well, it could have been your thoughts since forever, but it is now a reality. Kapruka.com  has made it easy to reach out to your loved ones in Sri Lanka with amazing gifts.

For many people, they get angry and sad about getting fewer gifts or no gifts at all from their loved ones outside Sri Lanka. Well, it might not be their fault. It’s only because they are yet to find out about Kapruka.com. With us, you do not even need to be around your friends and family before you can show affection and love to them. You can easily order your gift item from our website while we deliver them to wherever and whoever you want in Sri Lanka.

Gifts are the greatest token of affection you can use to celebrate your loved ones. It’s a valid substance you can use to make them feel loved and appreciated for being a part of your life. You need to be there for them with your gift either to motivate or appreciate them. Kapruka services have over 50 categories of beautiful and special gifts to bless, motivate, and appreciate your loved ones. Birthday presents including flowers and cakes are also part of the items you can order to gift your loved ones. We are all about showing you how easily you can get gifts delivered to your loved ones in Sri Lanka.

Why You Should Send Gifts To Your Loved ones

We all have people in our lives, whether parents, wife, sister, brother, friend, fiancee, etc that we hold dearly. Sending gifts to these people is just a simple and big way to show them that you value them being in your life. The following are reasons why you need to get Kapruka services to send gifts to your loved ones in Sri Lanka:

  • They Are Special, Make Them Feel It

Everyone in your life is special, you may not say it often, but need to show them that you feel they are special.  Your Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Uncle, Aunt, Lover, Friends, and Boss are all special. Gifting them is a way to show them that they have a place in your heart. It makes them feel special and help them know that you are thinking about them. This excellent way of showing affection will only make your relationship stronger. Let the people in your life feel special by sending gifts to them through Kapruka.com

  • It’s My Birthday, What Are You Waiting For

Regardless of age, everyone loves to receive gifts on their birthday. Show your loved ones some love by coming through for them on their birthday. Kapruka services can help you with delivering the cake, cookies, chocolate, flowers, and other amazing presents on our website. Selecting a perfect gift for the celebrant won’t stress you out as we’ve got nice and special gifts that the celebrant will treasure.

  • Gift Is A Token Of Appreciation

How about sending some gifts to your little cousin for topping the class. You can send gifts to encourage, motivate, and reward your loved ones for their achievement. This simple but great act can earn you the award of the best relative of the year. Every time they see your gift, they will want to do more.

  • To Build Stronger Ties

If you want to crest your name in the heart of your loved ones, then you need to cultivate the act of sending them gifts. Maybe in one of your conversations, your niece talked about what she aspires to be, you can gift her with school supplies that will help her study better to achieve her goals. Little things like this go a long way to strengthen our relationships with people around us.

Gift Items You Can Find At Kapruka.com

Kapruka.com is a versatile e-market where you can find just everything you may want to gift to your loved one. Diverse items are available here, all you have to do is make your selection and order without stress. The categories of gift items at Kapruka.com include the following but not limited to Cakes and Bakery, Food and Restaurants, Hampers and Fruit Baskets, Global Shop and Cross Border, Chocolates and Greetings, Jewellery, Electronics, Toys and Kids, Gift Vouchers, Top Searched Products, Speciality Gifts and Services, Clothing and Fashion, Gift for Events, etc.

There’s virtually everything you want here, all kinds of items that anyone would easily fall in love with. Amazingly, you do not need to stress about getting it across to them as we run a delivery service that ensures that these gift items get delivered at the right time. Whether you are in Sri Lanka or outside Sri Lanka, we are dedicated to delivering whatever gift item you order to your place of choice.

Why You Should Send Your Gifts Through Kapruka Services

  • You should send your gift through us as we offer local and professional gift and delivery services across Sri Lanka. Our services at Kapruka.com is strictly professional. We run a personal service, so we only work with friendly and professional staff to give you the best experience working with us.
  • Our online shop holds diverse items that leave you with a whole lot of things that are much different from the regular things you will find around. Our items are special and will save you from sending a boring gift to Sri Lanka.
  • The quality of our items is exceptional. Kapruka is a credible online store with high-quality items. We only stock the best because our utmost priority is to serve you with the best. Our shop allows Sri Lankans to send high-quality gift items to their loved ones.
  • A lot of people are already testifying to how smooth our delivery is. Everyone deserves to experience it! When you shop for gifts from Kapruka.com, the gifts for delivered directly to who you want to give the item to in Sri Lanka. Also, if you want the delivery to be a surprise, we are up for it!
  • We at Kapruka.com offer our services at better prices. We do not hike the price of items as we want every Sri Lankan to enjoy the great services we have brought. You are getting your pay’s worth for every service we carry out for you.

About Kapruka.com

Kapruka.com is an e-market and gift shop developed to help Sri Lankans all around the world order and get gifts delivered to their loved ones in Sri Lanka. We have been making our customers happy for 15 years and we do not hope to stop. We have a responsive website and a team of professional and experienced staff who are dedicated to making every customer happy with our services. We bridge the gap between you and your loved ones in Sri Lanka by helping you to put a smile on their faces with special gifts and treats.

Sending gifts to your loved ones in Sri Lanka just got easy and better with Kapruka.com.

 

 

Kapruka Fruit and Vegetable Gift Baskets

Look no further, you have found us, your ultimate destination for gift giving.  Looking for a perfect gift can be frustrating and exhausting.  You aren’t looking for just a gift, but to give that special someone the “wow” experience that they deserve.  But where do you look first?  Luckily, we have you covered with the perfect gift: Fruit and vegetable gift baskets.

 

Fresh fruit baskets  are a splendid way to show your affection and they are fantastic gifts for a multitude of occasions including, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, valentines, and even just to say thank you.  And to make the gift giving even better, fruit basket deliveries can be lighter on your wallet, easy to send, and even more special for the recipient when they receive your custom heartfelt note.

Kapruka offers fruit basket gifts unlike any other. These baskets come in many different packages to that you can set the tone of your perfect gift.  If you are looking to send a romantic gift to a significant other, we have fruit baskets that include oranges, apples, juicy grapes and are topped off with a bottle of red grape wine to dial up the romance.  As for a thank you or care package gift, our basket featuring freshly picked fruit and savory snacks works fabulously. Treat that person to a munchable gift that they can enjoy at home or on the go.

Kapruka’s fruit and vegetable gift baskets are also a great choice for a foodie.  If you know someone that like to cook or try new exotic foods, we might have just the gift.  Our medium vegetable box gift offers a wide variety of fresh vegetables from top selling farmer’s markets in Sri Lanka.  This is a delicious way to offer that foodie of yours the chance to try new foods and recipes.

You are guaranteed to find the fruit gift basket of your dreams here at Kapruka.  With us, you can leave your worries of imperfection behind as we promise to deliver your special someone with the gift that makes them feel as special as you know they are.

 

Social Media Ban: Did they push it too far?

On that Day…

As news broke on Easter Sunday of the multiple blasts in Sri Lanka officials adopted a Social Media ban for the second time in the recent past as means of avoiding the spread of disinformation. In view of the sense of panic which could have heightened with false information that started spreading on unverified blasts and alleged attempts of bombings, the ban itself served its specified purpose of managing information through official and verified channels i.e main stream media.  And the topic of the relentless spread of online misinformation and what to do about it was a hot topic at the recent TED conference in Vancouver, where a series of speakers described the internet as being “broken” with fake news leading to sometimes fatal real-world consequences. But there is also serious and valid concerns rising on the government making snap decisions with Facebook, Whatsapp, Youtube, Viber and Instagram being among the platforms temporarily shut down and opened up again only 9 long days after.

GOSL did the right thing BUT…

While completely respecting the concern for national security and prevention of misinformation, a more holistic view is required on these arbitrary bans that have overarching implications. A comprehensive ban of social media channels as done in China is one extreme but at the very least a consistent one. The stops and starts approach that Sri Lankan seems to adopt, and this is by no means confined to its social media policy, creates far reaching implications than the mere cosmetic estimation on national security. In a digital age thousands of businesses have begun to depend on Facebook and Instagram to drive their commercial intentions. Majority of the small businesses in Sri Lanka depend solely on the online channel and have come to a dead stop over the past few days. While many may argue that all trade and commerce suffered in the aftermath of the bombings and digital commerce is no exception, the direct ban on the very infrastructure of operating this segment of business results in deep scars and may even mean a death knell to some.

Deep Scars to Sri Lankan Online Entrepreneurs…

Leaving aside the sheer loss of confidence, already millions worth of ads that have been sold have not been delivered to the predicted traffic. The virtual stop of 9 days also means that the viability of social media channels going forward needs to be rebuilt from scratch. Other markets can also easily take our lead of pulling the plug intermittently which complete breaks the commercial eco-system. So with the negative precedence set to other markets, Companies like Facebook can even consider excluding Sri Lanka indefinitely. Whatsapp alone is a major informal hub of business transaction. From Hotel/ Travel bookings for smaller outfits to free-lance services from a range of professionals to the international connectivity the platform is a major conduit to Sri Lanka’s business space. The overnight drop of traffic on Youtube alone is causing havoc with earnings of Youtubers plummeting to zero. The sudden abnormal traffic trends that would emerge on Google analytics means it would degrade traffic quality and the ad payouts to Sri Lankan channel content.  Trending lists freeze as the Sri Lankan view patterns become abnormal and CPM for Sri Lanka will reduce further discouraging content creators. Countries such as Norway enjoys 55$ CPMs while India is at 5.5$.

 

In the new world, policy makers and regulators need to wake up and smell the coffee that gone are the days that governments and mainstream media could control information flows. For better or for worse, that power is now decentralized. The extent of benefit derived from a social media ban in controlling a larger failure of the political and security apparatus is unknown and can only be surmised. But the value of social media in countering myths, misconceptions and prejudices cannot be underestimated. Sri Lanka now needs to move to a new phase in its digital transformation to optimize these tools towards enlightened engagement. Bans won’t take us there. Dialogue with professionals and users who understand the animal is the first step on the road to meaningful and consistent digital democracy.

 

Dulith Herath

Founder / Chairman – Kapruka.com

Co-Founder / Chairman – Grasshoppers