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Buy Religious Ornaments in Sri Lanka.

Multi Religious ornament delivery and gifting options

What are the popular Buddhist gift items in Sri Lanka?

Buddha Statues are the most common type of gifts when it comes to buddhist ornaments. Kapruka has plenty of choices for this.
Kapruka buddhist

What are popular Hindu gift items in Sri Lanka?

Vishnu statues and other hindu god statues are popular for gift delivery in Sri Lanka.
Kapruka Hindu

What are popular Muslim / Islam gift items in Sri Lanka

Kapruka cakes which are Halal are a popular gift type amoung islamic online customers in Sri Lanka

Posted by Curious Angel in online, Review Articles

Dulith Herath’s Response to Kapruka CAA Raid

 

April 14th – 2020

Dear Kapruka Customer,

We wish you a very happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year filled with good health and prosperity.

This year will challenge every one of us and every single business not only in Sri Lanka but all over the world. Especially for emerging economies such as Sri Lanka, the effects on businesses will be much larger and profound. I would like to take a moment to give you an update on what  Kapruka, as Sri Lanka’s 1st and largest e-commerce organization is facing and how it has planned its journey ahead.

Regulatory Challenges 

Kapruka had 6 grocery products which were priced above the recently imposed government-controlled price. It was our mistake in not having removed the product or adjusted the price in line with the control-price promptly. 

However, since the identification of this we have fully complied with the authorities and have removed these items from our inventory until we take corrective measures in sourcing and pricing these products in line with government regulations.

We would like to extend our sincere apologies for this mistake on our part and wish to assure you that corrective measures have been taken to avoid such discrepancies in the future. 

Massive backlogs
The moment curfew was announced the online panic buying hit record highs. Kapruka was compelled to limit taking orders and initiate cancellations due to various restrictions that were imposed on our logistics and sourcing. 

We fully understand that at a critical time such as this it is not the refund that matters to you but the actual delivery of the product. We therefore sincerely regret all cancellations which we were compelled to initiate due to numerous constraints. We also wish to assure you that all refunds due to cancellations are being processed.

As everyone else we too grappled with the uncertainties and unknown factors. All regular operations including the call support center were crippled for many days due to staff not being able to report to work. We apologize for not being able to offer you our regular level of service during this period.

Successful Deliveries 
Since the lockdown was first imposed Kapruka successfully delivered 45,000+ orders between 19th of March and today the 14th April. I wish to thank the customers and Kapruka’s 400 strong fulfillment team who risked their safety to report to work so that these deliveries could be made. They made these order possible despite the serious health concerns, under tremendous family pressure and facing numerous inconveniences. They form a part of the unsung heroes of Sri Lanka who continue to serve silently.

Going forward
We look forward to increasing our range of products significantly within the next few weeks to include grocery and over the counter medicine. Also, all perishable products such as fruits, vegetables, etc. are ready for regular service from 17th of April. However, consideration is required from our valued customers, as we too are working in a restricted environment.

The situation that came upon us is an unprecedented one. No company no matter how large or organized would be prepared to face this situation. All companies struggled to deliver the service required purely due to the level of uncertainty and risk. Yet, if we are to emerge strong from this crisis entrepreneurs and businesses need to be protected so that the economy can regain its lost momentum, provide job security and sustain livelihoods. At Kapruka we want to create more jobs and scale up to create more opportunities in the coming months to support Sri Lanka’s economic turnaround. 

Once again thank you for trusting Kapruka and we appreciate your continued business with us.

May all beings be healthy and safe.

Dulith Herath
Founder / Chairman – Kapruka.com

Posted by kaprukablog in Review Articles, shop

කප්රුකට ලබැඳි සූවහසක් වූ සහෝදර පූරවැසියන් වෙත සෙනෙහසිනි

මේ දූෂ්කර අවස්ථාවේ කප්රුක වෙතින් දියත් කරන්නට යෙදූනූ සූවිශේෂී සේවාවක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉහත දිනකදී පැණ නැගූනූ ගැටළුවක් සමාජ ජාලා වල සංසරණය වීම හේතුවෙන් ඔබ කනස්සල්ලට පත්වී ඇති බව දනිමි.
එබැවින්, එම සිදූවීම සම්බන්ධව සැබෑ තතු ඔබ හමූවේ තැබීම මාගේ යූතුකම යැති හැඟුනූ බැවින් මෙසෙ ඔබ හමූවට පැමිණෙන්නට සිතුවෙමි.

කප්රුක සතුව භාණ්ඩ හා සේවා 100,000 කට අධික ප්‍රමාණයක් පවතින බැවින්, සිල්ලර බඩූ අළෙවිය අප මූළු අළෙවියෙන් ඉතාමත්ම සූළු ප්‍රතිශතයක්. අප රටේ සිල්ලර බඩූ ඔන්ලයින් මිලදී ගැනීමේ ප්‍රවණතාවක් කිසි දිනෙක තිබූනේ නැහැ. අප ප්‍රසිද්ධ සූපිරි වෙලඳසැල් වලින මිලදී ගත් භාණ්ඩ එම මිලටම සැමවිටම කප්රුක වෙතින් පාරිභෝගිකයන් හට අලෙවි කලා. නමූත් ඔබගේ අවශ්‍යතාව පරිදි සමහර භාණ්ඩ එම සූපිරි වෙළඳ සැල් වලින් පරිභාහිරව සැපයූම් කරුවන්ගෙන් මිලදී ගන්නට අපට සිදූවූ අතර එම භාණ්ඩ සූදූසූ මිල පාලනයකට යටත් වී නොතිබූනූ බැවින් එ්වායේ මිල ඉල්ලූම සහ සැපයූම මත නිරංතරයෙන් වෙනස් වූවා.

මෙවැනි දූෂ්කර අවස්ථාවකදී, ඔබගේ අවශ්‍යතාවයන් සපූරාලීමට, කප්රුකට එවැනි භාණ්ඩ සූපිරි වෙළඳ සැල් වලින් පරිභාහිරව වැඩි මිලට මිලදී ගන්නට සිදූවූනා. ඇඳිරි නීතිය පැණවූ කාලසීමාවක් තුල තමන්ට අවශ්‍ය තරමට සිල්ලර බඩූ සොයා ගැනීමේ අපහසූතාවය ඔබ අප සියළු දෙනාම අත්විඳ තිබෙනවා.
එ් කෙසේ නමූදූ රජය විසින් නියම කල පාලන මිල පිළිනොපැදීම අප අතින් සිදූවූනූ මහත් අත්වැරැද්දක්.

400 කට අධික කප්රුක කාර්ය මණ්ඩලය පැය 24 තුරාම අපරිමිත වෙහෙසක් දරමින් උත්සහා දරන්නේ ඇඳිරි නීතිය පනවා ඇති කාලය තුල මෙම භාණ්ඩ ඔබේ නිවෙස් සොයාවිත් ඔබ අතටම ගෙනවිත් දීමටයි. මෙවැනි වසංගත අවදානමක් ඇති අවස්ථාවක එවැනි කාර්යභාරයක් ඉටූ කිරීම සූළුපටූ ව්‍යායාමයක් නොවන බව ඔබ වටහාගනූ ඇතැයි ද එමෙන්ම මෙය කියවන ඔබට, ඉහත සඳහන් කල වීඩියෝවේ නූදූටූ පැත්ත දකින්නට හැකිවේ යැයි ද මාගේ විශ්වාසයයි.

මේ ව්‍යසනයෙන් මිදී ඉතා ඉක්මනින් අප මාතෘභුමිය සූවපත් වේවා යයි ප්‍රාර්ථනා කරමි.

ස්තුතියි,
දූලිත් හේරත්

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Kapruka position on current allegations regarding pricing of grocery items

Kapruka has over 100,000 items listed online.

This includes a list of price controlled items that were sourced from a local supermarket chain tagged under its brand which were always sold at the same price as the store. This has remained unchanged and any customer may check the prices online with the store and clarify this.

In addition we also have a list of products that are sourced from the general market and sold separately which are not priced controlled items and pricing is based on demand. i.e red onions. During this time of crisis Kapruka was compelled to source additional items from the outside market at much higher prices. Our oversight here was not having aligned on the pricing for items that were priced controlled by the government. Steps have been taken to immediately correct pricing where applicable.

The images currently shared on social media do not reflect the current situation or our current pricing but are fabricated with malicious intentions to damage our good name.  

Over 400 team members are working around the clock to deliver your orders during the curfew. We are placing our teams at risk to carry out this operation while making every effort to ensure their safety and yours.

We assure all customers that our Services remain uninterrupted and we would be working 24×7 to deliver over 12,000+ in process orders to your homes as promised.  

Dulith Herath
Founder / Chairman – Kapruka.com

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Tribute to Devani Jayathilake of Forestry Department in Sri Lanka

Her courage shown to protect the forests in Sri Lanka. Kapruka team collected over 1000 thank you voice from around the country and presented her in a digital book of voices.

Posted by kaprukablog in Review Articles, shop

E-Commerce Entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka – Majority by Women!

As Sri Lanka’s e-commerce industry is booming, Grasshoppers are finding most of the solid growing customers are women entrepreneurs.

Grasshoppers is a last mile logistics service provider in Sri Lanka and now looking into growing to other regional countries such as Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal.

It’s unique market place ghmall.lk is offering free listings for the customers who use the grasshoppers delivery service.

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Chanux Bros interviewed Eisenhower Fellow and Serial Entrepreneur Dulith Herath recently about the path that IT graduates who want to go into self-entrepreneurship should take.

Here is their exchange:

Chanux Bros:

Now, after learning IT, the main ideas, concerns in our graduates’ minds are “Am I going to do a job?  How am I going to find a job?” And also, having graduated in IT, “Can I begin my own company without working for anyone else? Or form a business or sorts?”  Entrepreneurism has come to new heights in Sri Lanka.  We thought that the best business leader to talk about this would be you, Dulith!

Dulith:

Ha, Ha.  There were about 15 questions in there for me to answer!

Chanux Bros:

But of course!

Dulith:

Okay, if we were to look at the topic authentically, chiefly, I can tell you my observations of young graduates and how they have traveled this path (to entrepreneurship).

I have seen students who passed their GCE Ordinary level exams with distinctions and, without going on for their Advanced Levels, use those stellar results to gain a foothold in IT employment directly and excel.

Then there is another group who don’t have all distinctions in their O’ Levels but they excelled in their secondary Advanced Level studies and exams.  With these excellent A’Level results they will approach and interview in the IT industry.  I have seen both these paths as equally valid at candidate interviews.

If I see that the O’Level results are great, and that they have the passion, I don’t go to search for A’Level results.  This is not my personal opinion. I am speaking from the recruiter perspective.  Then there is another set where the O’Levels are not that strong but they have excellent A’Levels; they interview with the IT division and come to work with us.  Most often, we expect a person going on to IT to have come from one of these two paths.

There is more than enough demand.  In fact, right now, I am looking for six Java developers, I cannot find them.  I have even offered higher salaries according to the caliber and skill sets I am searching for in the individual but we cannot find them.  So, the demand is there!

Lastly, …even before the interview, now just a short while ago, I had a young graduate asking me “About how much can I make?”  What I say is for your first job, don’t even think about salary.  Even if it is for

Rs 15,000 (a month) join the company.  After joining, during the first 6 months showcase your work and talents to your employer.  Then, almost immediately, you are in demand at your company.  A company cannot retain you without appropriately compensating you.  Till now I have an IT employee who began at Rs 25,000 and within one and a half years, their salary grew to Rs 150,000.  That is just within one and a half years mind you because his skills were impossible to ignore.  He was not someone we could retain by just increasing his salary by Rs 5,000.  Actually, these kinds of opportunities exist mainly in the IT industry because there is rapid growth (within the industry).

From the IT entrepreneurs I know personally, they have a good foundation in their education, and have worked professionally for at least a year.  We know a few who have not worked professionally and have taken their degree and jumped to entrepreneurship.  In fact, there are a few who did not even finish their degree and began their self-entrepreneurship.  Then there are the silent entrepreneurs that we do not see.  We only see 2 to 3 merchant front-men for them.  If we leave that segment alone, I think if you work professionally for at least a year, do the industry experience and then, slowly, transition into self-entrepreneurship.  That is my personal advice.  That is what even I did.  I worked at Microsoft, … I worked at Dell, …Each day I worked till 5:00 pm and then rushed home and worked on my project, my self-enterprise.  That is the way I slowly, and surely, transferred to entrepreneurship.

Chanux Bros

In concluding, we would like some advice.  Mr. Dulith, why is it that without taking a job you chose to be an entrepreneur?  Then if you would mention a couple of other entrepreneurs nationally or internationally as other examples?

Dulith:

I didn’t become an entrepreneur without doing a job.  I worked for two and a half years.  From that I gained a lot of knowledge.  Like I said earlier, at 5:00 pm sharp, I went home and worked on my company.  That is how I slowly transitioned to entrepreneurship.

Internationally, any entrepreneur, it can be Steve Jobs, even Bills Gates, for the most part they were employed previously.  Only after working in the industry did they slowly transition to becoming entrepreneurs.

End of Interview.

Translation by: Kumari K. Karandawala

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Corporate Gift Giving Is Important

The sustainability of an organization is built upon its employees and customers. Specially the external parties including its customers have a high important on the sustainability of the organization. The success of the business, and  earning a high profits are key challenges faced by any organization in the business world.

By establishing and continuing a better relationship the service provider as well as the external parties are both benefited directly and indirectly. this has been the reason behind the motive of business in expanding the relationships between organization and its stakeholders.

Nowadays the business are more into strategies that help to strengthen their relationship with external stakeholders. Specially during seasonal period, The businesses tend  to send complimentary gifts such as hampers as such strategy.

We have designed cooperate hampers in order to send our compliments to the loyal customers. these range of hampers available to cater to  the needs of your customers and  the variety is wide. you can now select them under  a Range of prices that fit your budget as well.

You are not the sole business that is in touch with your client. You are operating in a very competitive market under a lot of pressure. As a result, there’s a chance that you might neglect to compliment your clients. By sending complimentary gifts during festive season helps to retain the Top of the mind Brand recall and loyalty of your clients. It also helps to improve your corporate reputation.

in the upcoming festive season, You can now send our latest collection of Christmas hampers, Flowers, Cakes to your partner’s business with us. You can’t convey your heartiest regards to your partners in business, with us.

And also you can convey your heartiest regards to your partners in business with a  lovely Christmas Greeting.

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Global Shop ප්‍රශ්න හා පිළිතුරු

 

  1. කප්රුක ගෝලීය වෙළඳසැල හරහා මට ඇණවුම් කළ හැකි නිෂ්පාදන මොනවාද?
  • ඔබට ගෝලීය ඊ-වාණිජ්‍යය වෙබ් අඩවි වලින් ඕනෑම නිෂ්පාදනයක් සෙවිය හැකි අතර, ශ්‍රී ලංකා රේගුව විසින් පනවා ඇති නීතිරීතිවලට අනුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ආනයනය කිරීමට අවසර නොමැති විශේෂිත නිෂ්පාදන කාණ්ඩ හැර “Kapruka Global Shop” හරහා අනෙකුත් ඕනෑම භාණ්ඩයක් ඔබට ඇණවුම් කළ හැකිය.

 

  1. මට නිෂ්පාදන ඇණවුම් කළ හැක්කේ කුමන රටවලින්ද?
  • ඔබේ ගෝලීය ඊ-වාණිජ්‍යය වෙබ් අඩවිය “Kapruka Global Shop”හරහා ඇණවුම් කිරීමට පහත සඳහන් නිර්ණායක සපුරාලිය යුතුය.

-එය නිෂ්පාදන ඇමරිකාවට යැවිය යුතුය

-මිල ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් වලින් සඳහන් කළ යුතුය

  1. මෙරටට ගෙනඒම සදහා අවසර නොමැති භාණ්ඩ – තාවකාලිකව (මහ බැංකු නීති සහ රෙගුලාසි හේතුවෙන්)

 

  • ජංගම දුරකථන
  • රූපවාහිනි
  • ශීතකරණ
  • මොනිටර
  • සුවඳ විලවුන්
  • වායුසමීකරණය උපකරණ
  • පාවහන්

 

  1. “Kapruka Global Shop” වෙතින් මිල ගණන් ලබා ගන්නේ කෙසේද?

 

  • ඇනවුම් කිරීමට අවශ්ය භාණ්ඩයේ URL එක “Kapruka Global Shop Price Quotation” Tab හි පිටපත් කල යුතුයි.
  • වෙබ් අඩවියේ නම / භාණ්ඩයේ  බර / පරිමාව “Global Shop Auto Price Checker” හරහා අනාවරණය කරනු ඇත.
  • භාණ්ඩයේ ස්වභාවය / බදු කාණ්ඩය – ඔබේ භාණ්ඩයේ නම ටයිප් කරන්න (උදා – ලැප්ටොප් / ඔරලෝසුව / සෙල්ලම් බඩු , එවිට එය නිවැරදි භාණ්ඩ / බදු කාණ්ඩය තුල පෙන්වනු ඇත)
  • ඔබේ ප්‍රවාහන මාධ්‍ය තෝරන්න – ගුවන් භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය / මුහුදු භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය: ඔබේ නිෂ්පාදන බර 5kg ට වඩා වැඩි නම්  මුහුදු භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහන මාධ්‍ය “Sea Freight ”අපි ඔබට නිර්දේශ කරමු.

 

  1. විදේශීය නිෂ්පාදන මිලදී ගැනීමේදී මා දැනුවත් විය යුත්තේ කුමක්  පිලිබඳවද  ?
  • විකුණුම්කරු අපගේ ගබඩාවට (USA /India) භාරදීමේ කාලය
  • වගකීම් /කොන්දේසි (විස්තර සඳහා website පරීක්ෂා කරන්න)
  • භාණ්ඩය , භාණ්ඩයේ ප්‍රමිතීන්, විස්තර, ලේබල්  , වෝල්ටීයතාවය සහ වෙනත් විදුලි භාණ්ඩ සදහා ඇති ප්‍රමිතීන්.

 

  1. මිලෙහි ඇතුළත් වන්නේ කුමක්ද?
  • ඔබට මෙහි ගෙවීමට සිදුවනුයේ  “Auto Price checker” හි ,හා E-mail Quotation හි පෙන්වන අවසාන මිල  පමනි.
  • මෙම මිලෙහි ( පිරිවැය + භාණ්ඩ ගාස්තු + රේගු බදු, බදු + රේගු නිෂ්කාශන ගාස්තු + Global Shop ගාස්තු ඇතුළත් වේ.)

 

  1. භාණ්ඩ  ලැබීමේ කාල සීමාව / මගේ ඇණවුම ලැබෙන්නේ කවදාද?

භාණ්ඩ විකුනුම්කරු විසින් එම භාණ්ඩ අපගේ (USA /India) ගබඩා සදහා ගෙන ඒමට ගතවන කාලය

  • ගුවන් භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය – එය අපගේ ගබඩාවට (USA/ India) ලැබුණු දින සිට දින 8 සිට 11 දක්වා  කාලය ඇතුලත කොළඹට පැමිණේ.
  • මුහුදු භාණ්ඩ ප්‍රවාහනය – එය අපගේ ගබඩාවට (USA / India ) ලැබුණු දින සිට සති 4 සිට 6 දක්වා කාලය තුළ කොළඹට පැමිණේ.
  • ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ රේගු නිෂ්කාශනය සහ ඇණවුම ඔබට  ලබා දීමට  ඉහත සඳහන් කාල සීමාව  ගත  වේ.

 

 

 

  1. Kapruka Global Shop භාණ්ඩ මිලදී ගැනීමට මට භාවිතා කළ හැකි ගෙවීම් ක්‍රමය කුමක්ද?
  • බැංකු කාඩ්
  • බැංකු තැන්පතු
  • භාණ්ඩ ලැබුනු පසු මුදල් ගෙවීම

 

  1. මාගෙ Global Shop  ඇණවුම අවලංගු කළ හැකිද?

පහත අවලංගු කිරීමේ ප්‍රතිපත්තිය ක්‍රියාත්මක වේ; –

  • අපි ඔබේ නිෂ්පාදනය ප්‍රධාන (Main E-commerce Site) – වෙබ් අඩවියෙන්  ඇණවුම්  කළ පසු එය අවලංගු කළ නොහැක. එමනිසා, ඔබට මෙම භාණ්ඩ  සදහා මුදල් ආපසු ගෙවීම  හෝ අවලංගු කිරීමට හෝ ඉල්ලා සිටීමට නොහැකිය.

 

  1. “Kapruka Global Shop” හරහා මා මිලදී ගත් භාණ්ඩ නැවත හරවා එවිය හැකිද? 
  •       භාණ්ඩ ආපසු හරවා එවිමේදී පහත සදහන් කරුනු අදාල වේ.

– ඇණවුම් කළ භාණ්ඩය  දෝෂ සහිත / හානි වූ / වෙනස් නම් හෝ විකුණුම්කරුවන්ගේ නිෂ්පාදන විස්තර සමග නොගැලපේ නම් ,ලැබුනු දින සිට පැය 24 ක් ඇතුලත Kapruka Global Shop වෙත දැනුම් දිය යුතුයි

 

  1. ඇනවුම් කල විදෙස් භාණ්ඩ ආපසු ලබා දීමෙන් පසු මට මුදල් ආපසු ලබා ගත හැක්කේ කෙසේද?
  • ඔබගේ ආපසු හරවා එවූ භාණ්ඩ සදහා මුදල් නැවත ලබා ගත හැකි වනුයේ එම භාණ්ඩ හරවා එවීම සදහා අදාල කොන්දේසි සපුරාලයි නම් පමණි.
Posted by Rachitha in Review Articles, shop

Lotus Tower, the Skyscraper of Sri Lanka.

Colombo Skyline will never be the same again…

Lotus Tower or Nelum Kuluna, the current tallest self-supported tower in South Asia is a stepping stone in Sri Lankan History. The beautiful architecture together with the epic technology definitely pave the way to be a major attraction in Sri Lanka. This was proudly opened to the public on 16th of September 2019 and is a combination of dedication and commitment of 07 years. This glorifying tower which is 350 meters high, is located at waterfront of the Beira Lake and has a beautiful view of the Colombo city. The outstanding technology facilitates the visitors to get an unique experience. The area which is mostly spoken about is the Tower House which resembles the Lotus. The colors of the petals change periodically creating a vivid scenery that will glorify this amazing structure in a lively atmosphere

This Skyscraper consists of nine levels which are mainly for radio/television transmissions, dining rooms, event halls, a lounge for around 250 guests, a reception hall for around 280 guests, a revolving restaurant where up to 200 guests can accommodate, 08 Luxury rooms, an outdoor observation deck etc. The revolving restaurant takes around 90 minutes to complete one circle and interestingly guests will not have the same view throughout their stay. The Outdoor observation deck is also fascinating because it reveals the magnificent sight of the Colombo City at a height of around 245 meters.  The main spotlight of this structure is the Antenna Mast which has a length of around 90 meters. This heavy steel structure can accommodate 20 television broadcasting companies, 50 FM broadcasters and telecom operators.

This amazing tower is special not only because of its height, but also because of the technology and the facilities incorporated together. The uniqueness and the purity of the Lotus flower is symbolized by this beautiful structure which also is a precious jewel for the whole country. This is a promising attraction place for both locals and foreigners solely because of its uniqueness. This charming sight in the middle of a busy area is just perfect to make everything peaceful.

Posted by Vidumini in Review Articles