Return and Refund Policy for Electronics via Kapruka

Can we return Electronic items and claim refunds via Kapruka?

Yes! You can return Electronic items and claim refunds via Kapruka if you have a genuine reason to do so. This question is frequently asked by many of our customers and we decided to clearly explain the procedure by solving all the uncertain areas that they doubt about. This article is mainly based on FAQs of our own customers and if you have other questions, you can directly contact our Hotline +94-11-7551111.

Which Electronic Items are Returnable?

In an event where the Electronic products have faults, damages and/or not working at the time the products are delivered/ received by the customer, he/she can claim a replacement/refund depending on the product category. In a situation where the product that is received by the customer does not match the image or the description published, the customer should contact us within the return window of 1 week and should inform us the same. You also need to make sure that the packaging is in the original condition and is unused. The products that are considered to be “No Longer Needed” or “Change of mind” will not be considered as a genuine reason to claim a refund/replacement. The Manufacturer’s Terms and Conditions should be taken into account for devices such as Mobile phones, Tabs and Laptops. When returning, it is a vital fact that the products are in Original manufacturer’s packaging with accessories (if any) and make sure that the packaging is not damaged by the time of returning. In case if the products are repaired, modified or damaged, it will restrict the customer from claiming a refund/replacement.

Returns and Refunds FAQs

How to Return a Product?

If your reason for returning the product falls under the returnable category mentioned above, please contact our Hotline (+94-11-7551111) in order to claim a refund/replacement/return.

When will I get my Refunds after claiming?

You will get your refund within 5-7 business days.

I did not receive my refund on time. What should I do?

Please contact our Hotline +94-11-7551111. If Kapruka informs you that they have done the payments, then kindly contact your bank.

I do not want the Product I ordered anymore. What should I do?

Unfortunately we do not take back delivered products unless there is a genuine reason (as mentioned previously) to return it. ‘Change of Mind’ is not considered as a genuine reason.

What is the Return Window for my product?

You need to inform us about the Damage on arrival of the item. Any Fault and/or a Defect should be informed within 1 week (7 days) of arrival of the item.

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Online electronics warranty providers

Warranty Information – Kapruka Electronics

Each of the below brands will be backed by their vendor/ Agent for the warranty claim. Below you can find where to claim your warranty after you purchase/ receive an item from Kapruka.com. Electronics warranty sri lanka is still in the process of reaching global standards and Kapruka plays a pivotal role in it.

Agent Brand/ Product Category Warranty Claim Address Contact Number
Life Mobile Samsung Apple Xiaomi Realme Oneplus Nokia Baseus Anker Fitbit Honor Life Mobile (Pvt) Ltd,
Airtel Market,
210/10 Main St,
Colombo 11
077 004 5678
Brown Sanford Lion Fireman Samsung TVs Panasonic LG SONY TVs Toshiba Hisense Sharp Innovex Brown & Company
Browns Deals Division,
No : 02,
St’ Benedict Mawatha ,
Colombo 13
0773 888 885
Kapruka Direct Imports Authorized Brand Distributors
Kapruka.com Head Office
237/22,
Vijayakumaratunga Mawatha,
Colombo 5
117551111
Homelux Authorized Brand Distributors Homelux,
5, Postmaster’s Place,
Mount Lavinia
776007878
Easyhome NEO Powerline Easyhome,
No.21/1 Narahenpita Road,
Nawala
117682144
How to Claim My Warranty at one of these Agent Centers?

If your product category/ Brand include in above chart, you can claim your warranty by walking into the mentioned address and show Kapruka Dispatch Card/ Order ID.

What does my Warranty cover?

Warranty will cover Manufacture Defects, Software Issues (firmware Issues) when the device/ machine operated according to the manufacture given guidelines. Any Physical Damage, Misuse or any Misplace will be not covered by warranty. Electronics warranty in Sri Lanka is in the process of being perfected

What will void my warranty?

Your warranty will be void after the given/ mentioned warranty period from the date of purchase. Any modifications/ disassembling of any part of the device/ machine during the warranty period will void the warranty. Damages from natural elements, any liquid entering or from any accidents. All warranty information, product features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice from Kapruka.com at any given time.

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Top 5 Sinhala and Tamil to English Dictionaries

Translation is an important part of knowing any language. In the corporate world, translation is necessary for the spread of information, knowledge and ideas. If we find ourselves looking at an email that has words we don’t understand, the first thing we would do is consult a dictionary. As Sinhala and Tamil are the most widely spoken languages in Sri Lanka, we will talk about the Top 5 online Sinhala to English and Tamil to English dictionaries.

Why we need dictionaries

English is the most widely used language in the world. Even in the Sri Lankan corporate and education sectors, English is a vital language. It is considered as the only medium through which people expand their knowledge. Therefore, we in Sri Lanka have to use our translation resources to expand our English knowledge and be efficient in our workplaces and schools.

The reality, however, is that not everybody can speak English, fewer still are able to speak it well enough to communicate effectively, and perhaps even more importantly: language is much more than the communication of words. It is also an expression of culture, society, and belief. Promoting a universal language, therefore, would likely lead to a loss of the culture and heritage communicated through native languages.

Presently, everything has moved to an online base. There is simply nothing you cannot find on the internet. So when you are in need of a dictionary, we rarely search bookshops, buy new ones, or ever carry one around. Even if we did use a physical dictionary, it would take a longer time to flip through the pages and find the word we were looking for. It is simply a lot easier to whip out your phone and search the browser for the word you want and its translation. Chances are that the internet will give you a lot more information than you were expecting.

However, it is important to mention that some of this information isn’t reliable. It would be quite the fix if you exchange words and misunderstand something important. Therefore, you should choose a reliable dictionary to use as a source. In this article, we will illustrate reliable online sources to use as dictionaries.

Top 5 Online Sinhala to English and Tamil to English Dictionaries

Kapruka Dictionary

Kapruka, Sri Lanka’s e-commerce giant, has recently come up with an efficient and reliable dictionary to help Sri Lankan citizens to translate Sinhala to English and vice versa, as well as Tamil to English and vice versa. People can request their own additions to the page if it doesn’t already exist. However, this dictionary is not available for download as it is copyrighted to Kapruka.com and S. Godage books.

This online dictionary can be used for the purpose of reference and learning Sinhala and Tamil languages. The only limit that this site serves is that you can enter a word as lookup in English. It also comes with pronunciations of words which are available through the green play button next to the word.

This dictionary is completely free for all its users, and its convenient interface helps users to search for their necessities easily.

Use Kapruka Dictionary here.

Madura Dictionary

Madura Dictionary is considered one of the best by all Sri Lankans. It started off as a physical English to Sinhala dictionary in 2002, which evolved into a computer software, online website and an Android app. As a result of keeping up with the trends of the technological world, Madura Dictionary never lost its reliability and wide fan base.

Madura English-Sinhala Dictionary contains over 230,000 definitions. It also includes glossaries of technical terms from medicine, science, law, engineering, accounts, arts and many other sources. This facilitates use as thesaurus. Users can translate from Sinhala to English and vice versa for convenience.

They can also use wildcards to increase the flexibility of search. An inevitable tool for students and professionals in their academic and day to day work.

Bhasha Dictionary

iOne of the most convenient apps for translation available, Bhasha Sinhala Dictionary is Sri Lanka’s Official Sinhala-English Dictionary app for Android brought to you by Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd in partnership with Language Technology Research Laboratory, Sri Lanka.

Bhasha Dictionary provides you offline dictionary service for English to Sinhala word translations & online dictionary service for both English to Sinhala & Sinhala to English word translations. This online dictionary also provides you trilingual search results in Sinhala, English & Tamil when available.

Bhasha is hailed as the creator of Helakuru which also took the Sri Lankan language by storm. There is simply no one that doesn’t use Helakuru in Sri Lanka. The same sort of convenience is available through the Bhasha dictionary.

Lexilogos.com

Another extremely convenient and free online dictionary is available through lexilogos.com. It provides English to Sinhala translation and vice versa. It also has several other translation sites that are linked to give you more exposure for the word you’re searching.

They include a Sinhala keyboard to type a text with the Sinhala characters, Sinhala basic course, Foreign service institute (1979), Topics in Sinhala syntax by Deepthi Henadeerage, thesis (2002), Sinhalese self-taught by Martino de Zilva Wickremasinghe (1916), Comprehensive grammar of the Sinhalese language by Abraham Mendis Gunasékara (1891), English and Sinhalese lesson book, with common phrases, by Charles Carter and many more by established authors.

Lexilogos also contains many sites to translate from Tamil to English as well. This includes Tamildict.com, Tamil moli akarathi: Tamil dictionary by Kathiraiver Pillai (1928), Tamil lexicon: published by the University of Madras (1924-1936), Tamil and English dictionary by Johann Philipp Fabricius (1972), Core vocabulary for Tamil by David McAlpin (1981), Anglo-Tamil dictionary by Peter Percival (1867) and more.

Dict.lk

Dict.lk is one of the best websites for the Sinhala dictionary which also provide the translation for English to Sinhala and Sinhala to English.

Dict.lk is an online large Sinhala dictionary that provides Sinhala to English and English to Sinhala meaning with linguistic features. You can search for more than a million words. It provides Abbreviation, Glossary, Technical Terms in the alphabetic order. This application helps the user who wants to translate one language to another language with different size of smart devices. Dict.lk is a fast and effective searchable dictionaries for Sinhala to the English language. This application helps university references, exam and business purposes.

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Domino’s Pizza in Sri Lanka: Serving Slices of Deliciousness

domino's pizza in sri lanka

The fast food industry of Sri Lanka is very large and competitive. You only have to peep in through the window of a McDonald’s or KFC and see how most tables are occupied during all house they are open. The competition of the industry stems from the vast collection of international and local fast food players. Most Sri Lankans have an unwavering loyalty towards internationally franchised fast food brands operating in the country. In this article, we will be talking about Domino’s Pizza and its empire in Sri Lanka.

Based on a study about food consumption in Sri Lanka, it was found that rice-based foods are the most consumed over the country. In urban areas, the percentage of income expenditure on food is between 60-75% of their total income and most of that percentage is spent on Western fast food. This is particularly because it is priced at a higher rate, and usually more easily available in urban areas.

One type of rapidly selling fast food is pizza. Pizza is a traditional Italian dish that became hugely popular globally because it fitted very well into the eating habit that we term as “fast food”. The reasons for this are that pizzas are easy to prepare and pizza is a very convenient food option (you can eat it while watching TV, etc.). Humans are drawn to foods that are fatty, sweet, rich and complex. Pizza has all of these components. Cheese is fatty, meat toppings tend to be rich and the sauce is sweet.

Domino’s Pizza as Fast Food

Domino's Pizza in Sri Lanka

This popularity became the reason why pizza joints promoting the food as fast food emerged. One such successful fast food pizza joint is Domino’s Pizza. Domino’s Pizza, also known as Domino’s, is an American multinational pizza restaurant chain. It was founded in 1960 and expanded worldwide by the 1980s due to extreme success.

Presently, everyone associates Domino’s with great taste and affordability. The value for the money we spend on Domino’s Pizza is a lot less that the pizza we get to enjoy through them. Domino’s offers a range of promotional offers, discount rates and culinary effects with new selections of pizza available regularly. No one can resist the affordability, aroma and charm associated with every slice.

Several other reasons why Domino’s Pizza is such a bestseller are their fast delivery, special customizing and packaging. It is also suitable for every meal.


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Why choose Domino’s Pizza in Sri Lanka?

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Domino’s was first established in Sri Lanka in the year 2011. It focused on home delivery for pizza which was an up and coming trend then and also offered all day dine-in options to consumers at the store. The first store opened its doors in Dehiwala.

Since then, Domino’s has expanded to a large number of outlets all over the country with branches in every major town. Here are some reasons why Domino’s Pizza has turned out to be very successful in Sri Lanka.

Delicacy

The cheesy and delicious Domino’s pizza is one of the tastiest pizzas available in the country. It has also been around or long enough for everyone to associate good memories with it, enhanced by superior flavors and great range.

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Affordability

Domino’s Pizza has been created with the motive of being available for college students, therefore the prices are extremely affordable. The convenient size of a large pizza is expected to last for three meals. In Sri Lanka, Domino’s Pizza offers products from Rs. 290 upwards available from Personal, Medium and Large sizes. This can conveniently fit the portion that you might want to order.

Healthy

Domino’s pizza is always delivered hot and fresh, unlike other pizzas you buy from chain stores. It is easy to fall in love with this place if you are the type that likes your pizza fresh. Minimal health issues have been recorded with Domino’s Pizza. It is gluten free, low fat and cholesterol content makes it a healthy food for everyone even for those struggling with weight loss and heart diseases.

Convenient Order System

It is very easy to place a special order for your Domino’s pizza online. For example, you may decide to place an order for topping pizza with mushrooms or diced tomatoes or for other specifications. Immediately after your order has been received, it may take less than 30 minutes to bake and package your order to your doorstep if you are not residing too far from the store. You will be amazed at how much Domino’s pizza can pay attention to details when you open your pizza. It is usually 100% accurate and delicious.

Serves any meal

Domino’s pizza can be enjoyed at any point in time, as a full meal or in between meal snacks. You can get to enjoy this pizza in your house, during outings with friends or on family dinners.

Outstanding Customer Service

One of the good things about Domino’s customer care services is how they often follow up on customers to ascertain whether their product and delivery services met the customer’s requirements and expectations. Any form of error on their part will be met with proper apology and a replacement of your correct order with no extra or hidden charges.

Bigger Range

range at domino's pizza sri lanka

Nowadays, Domino’s doesn’t only serve pizzas. It serves a huge range of food and beverages. Food products include dips such as cheese, BBQ, chilli garlic, Buffalo wings, pastas, chicken wings, potato wedges, rice, chicken strips, chicken nuggets and also desserts such as calzones, choco bread sticks and lava cakes. The beverage range includes Pepsi, Mountain Dew, 7UP and Miranda. Customers can also choose from a separate vegetarian range.

Attractive Offers

Domino’s is renowned for its special offers as they introduce one almost every month. It may be seasonal or otherwise, but there are always promotional discounts that you can enjoy with your loved ones whenever you order from Domino’s. You can also sign up for their SMS alerts or follow their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to keep track of the array of discounts available.

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Where to order Domino’s Pizza in Sri Lanka?

Domino’s outlets

domino's pizza outlet in sri lanka

There are many Domino’s outlets spread strategically around the country for the convenience of customers. They also have the option of dine-in or online delivery. There are also several promotional offers that come with dining in at Domino’s outlets. The act of enjoying pizza in a very friendly and enthusiastic environment adds to the celebratory air of your day.

However, if you choose to dine in the comfort of your own home, you can order your preferred selection of pizza and/ or other products provided by Domino’s through their online delivery site. This is also a very convenient way to get your pizza delivered because they ensure 30 minute delivery from the distance of your home to the nearest outlet.

Kapruka

Kapruka, Sri Lanka’s leading e-commerce platform, also provides a large range of Domino’s products at the same prices. They are delivered in limited areas but if you are a constant customer of Kapruka, it is very convenient for you to order your preferred Domino’s products through them. Kapruka also ensures the delivery of fresh goods from Domino’s through its partnership.

Domino's Pizza in Sri Lanka

Now that you have seen the benefits of choosing Domino’s Pizza, it’s definitely time to get on the given sites and order your favorite slices of pizza, pasta, starter, dessert or beverage from the large selection available. If you have the best tasty, flavored, healthy and sumptuous pizza at the best affordable price, you are advised to go for Domino’s pizza.

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CA Sri Lanka: Excellence through the Years

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, better known as CA Sri Lanka, is a brand of unique professionals. They spread better accountancy education over the country. Chairmen, Partners, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, CEOs and CFOs govern CA Sri Lanka. They serve in top corporations locally and internationally.

CA Sri Lanka is the ultimate destination for accountancy education in the country. CA Sri Lanka has 6,000 members and over 40,000 students. Professional integrity, technical and perception skills and financial discipline are its core values.

CA Sri Lanka increases professional skills of its members. They focus on playing a significant role in partnering businesses and strengthening the national economy.

Vision and Mission

Being renowned for the highest standards in business is the vision of CA Sri Lanka. As a result, they are the most sought after qualification for business leaders. They uphold standards in the public interest, providing dynamic and proactive service and through ideas and influence.

Its core values are integrity, wisdom, innovation and service.Its past pupils cover across 42 countries in all continents. The Institute is the only accredited authority for Accounting and Auditing Standards in Sri Lanka.

What are the duties of CA Sri Lanka?

The Institute provides knowledge and guidance to its members. This is based on the highest professional, ethical and technical standards.They formulate national policies in the accountancy profession. Additionally, they contribute to the national development efforts.

As a professional organisation, CA Sri Lanka is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. They develop the knowledge and skills of current and future business leaders. Additionally, they support businesses to deliver long-term economic value. They also organise regular briefings and forums on economic development activities.

Partnerships

CA Sri Lanka works closely with the government, respective regulators, the corporate world, individuals and communities. Over the years they have strived to build long term beneficial relationships with organizations.

CA Sri Lanka enjoys a strong working relationship with leading accounting bodies across the globe. It is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Confederation of Asian & Pacific Accountants (CAPA) and a founder member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) as well as an associate member of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW).

The qualifications are recognized by leading international accounting bodies. As a result, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka today enjoys agreements with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and CPA Australia.

CA Sri Lanka

  Why become a Chartered Accountant?

In this day and age with increased competition, the Chartered Accountant qualification provides you knowledge that covers the subject of business, finance and management. Additionally, it covers a broader spectrum to enhance your professional career.

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The Chartered Accountant

The chartered accountant is a professional in the field of Accountancy. They are experts in accountancy, auditing, management accountancy, information technology, taxation, corporate and commercial law, financial management, management, economics and other connected subjects.

Moreover, Chartered Accountants today hold top management positions and in both the private and public sectors. They practise as chartered accountants and management consultants. Most chartered accountants in Sri Lanka are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Career prospects

The demand for the services of chartered accountants has been growing rapidly in the recent past. They are much sought after by an ever increasing number of organizations in the private and public sectors of Sri Lanka, that are engaged in a wide range of activities. The skills and expertise of the chartered accountants of Sri Lanka is also recognized all over the world. Of the total membership, more than 27percent serve with distinction abroad.

It is therefore very evident that the prospects of those choosing chartered accountancy as a career are excellent.

Due to the increasing demand for their services, the average earnings/remuneration packages of chartered accountants have also steadily increased in the recent past. Hence a student, on successful completion of his/her examinations and training, could look forward to a comfortable compensation package.

Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka

Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka today play a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s boardrooms; where nearly 60 percent of the top 50 companies listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange has a CA Sri Lanka member either as chairman, CEO or finance director.

The School of Accounting and Business was established by CA Sri Lanka for the purpose of conducting the B.Sc. (Applied Accounting) Degree programme, which is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). It consists of two academic departments: the Department of Accounting and Finance and the Department of Business Studies. Students also have the option of studying one year in Colombo and completing the second and third years abroad. They can complete the degree with La Trobe or Deakin University in Australia.

Find out more about the institute here.

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The Eternal Flavor of Wedding Cakes in Sri Lanka

Everything You Need To Know About Choosing Your Wedding Cake

The wedding industry is globally diverse, with a large variety of types and traditions. These traditions stem from ceremonies of ethnic groups, countries and cultures. They are based on the personal preferences of the parties involved. In this article, we will discuss wedding cakes in Sri Lanka,to assist you in finding the best wedding cake for your special day.

The Wedding Industry

The wedding industry consists of several sub-groups that provide services to complete the occasion. Among them are wedding invitations, bakeries for the wedding cake, jewelers for wedding rings, event transportation, event photography and/or videography. There are also wedding planning services, formal wedding attire, wedding locations, banquet/reception locations and catering. In this article, we will be focusing on one of the most important aspects of weddings: finding the perfect wedding cake in Sri Lanka.

We all know that a wedding is incomplete if a towering and attractive cake is not present. A wedding cake is auspicious and a great attraction to the ceremony. It is also a tradition that has been around for a number of centuries. The glamour that a cake brings into a wedding is why this industry has sustained so long.

Origins of the Wedding Cake

The origins of the wedding cake dates back to ancient Rome. Weddings ended with the groom breaking a loaf of barley bread over the bride’s head, symbolizing fertility. Guests would scramble to pick up the crumbs in order to take home some of that good luck.

Inhabitants of medieval England organized small spiced buns into a huge pile. If the bride and groom could kiss without knocking the tower over, the belief was that they’d enjoy a lifetime of prosperity together.

Initially, it was pies that were the most popular treat of weddings. Eventually, wedding cakes outperformed wedding pies in popularity. By the middle of the 16th century, sugar had become widely available throughout Britain. White sugar rose in popularity as it was more refined. Pure white icing on a wedding cake became a status symbol and a nod to purity. Queen Victoria’s wedding continued this tradition, leading to Royal Icing being the term for white icing.

Today, the global wedding cake industry is worth almost USD 2 billion, according to insights collected by Forbes.

Wedding Cakes in Sri Lanka     

When compared to most countries, the wedding industry of Sri Lanka is considerably larger . The reason for this is that us Lankans take our wedding ceremonies very seriously. Brides and grooms look after every aspect of the occasion with care. This is done to make sure that nothing goes amiss on their special day.

If we take a look at the reality wedding TV shows such a Subasiri or Manali, or even attend a wedding exhibition held at BMICH, we can find out how much thought goes into the smallest details of a Sri Lankan wedding.

When finding the ideal wedding cake, the Sri Lankan wedding industry has a lot to deal with because we come from a mixture of cultures. Some families may prefer to wed in a more Western style while others may integrate heavy heritage and culture to their wedding.

This leads to a wider range of wedding cakes. As illustrated below, Sri Lankans actually preferred offering tiny separate pieces of fruit cake to the attendees. For glamour, they prepare a cost-effective fake foam tower of a wedding cake structure with impressive floral decorations. This was the type that we Lankans have come to know as wedding cakes.

However, through the last decade, a change has come over Sri Lankans as we migrated into preparing nude and iced cakes for our weddings. We consider this the new norm. it is common for brides to haggle over every little detail of the cake including floral decorations, flavors, colors and size.

What to Consider When Finding a Wedding Cake in Sri Lanka?

Venue

The venue of your wedding can affect the aesthetic and design details of the cake. Additionally, it is important to consider the lighting of the venue as well, because delicate buttercream icing would melt faster in a place with harsher lights. When it comes to outdoor wedding venues, it is more prudent to use a sturdier fondant wedding cake than using buttercream, as it will stay put for longer.

Find a baker

This is one of the most important parts of your task as the baker will determine how good the cake is. You should choose a baker that is very experienced with baking bigger structures and uses a good range of products. Finding a perfect wedding cake baker in Sri Lanka is important because a baker who charges less will typically use products of a lower quality which might affect the cake later on. In your research process, make sure that you find their credentials as well as social media websites.Do not be fooled by impressive looking images. Seek out online testimonials and reviews to complete the picture before you schedule a meeting.

Find your style

After you’ve found a baker that uses a high quality range of products, you need to make sure that the baker is familiar with the style of cake that you want. For this, you need to have a clear idea of how you want your dream wedding cake to look and taste like. You can choose to include specific colors, an aesthetic, and whether it should have a rustic or modern look.

As an example, if your wedding is heavily cultured, you can include some Sinhalese touches to the cake and colors like gold and bronze to add a royal look. However, if you’re staging a Western wedding, the colors pearl white with beads and angel statues might add a nice touch to your cake.

You can use sites such as Pinterest and Tumblr to gather different images to suit your wildest cake structure dreams. Once you have a satisfactory collection of images, paint a mental image of what you want your cake to look like. Discuss your options with your baker to see if they are compatible with the options and also to see if you can make any improvements. You can search for more innovative wedding cakes made outside of Sri Lanka and inset the same flair.

Narrow it down

Narrow your list down to one baker and discuss the most intricate details, such as the estimated head count, date and venue. This is important when finding the perfect wedding cake in Sri Lanka.

Prepare your budget

Make sure that you and your baker are on the same page when it comes to the budget. Consider the details of the cake and how much they would cost and add them to your budget. The number of servings needed and the complexity of the design determines the cost of a cake. Sugar flowers can dramatically spike the costs because they are handcrafted, time-consuming and expensive. A good cake designer will make helpful suggestions to keep your budget on point, while still meeting your aesthetic needs.

Consider choosing a ready-made service

If the designer does not meet your expectations, you have the option of choosing ready-made weddings cakes through distributors who are willing to make customized changes such as colors and materials.

Get Inspired

Insert the correct mood into your wedding cake by constantly working with your baker/ service. Mood boards, images of cakes you love, your wedding color palette, your dress — any and all of these elements will get the cake design wheels in motion.

Create something unique

Use flavors that are more uncommon to give your guests something to talk about. Experiment the said flavor with your baker/ service. Remember, just the visual of a cake isn’t enough. The prime purpose of a wedding cake is to taste good. Therefore, don’t choose flavors that you think everyone will like, choose flavors that you like. Why choose mainstream vanilla, chocolate or red velvet when there’s praline and hazelnut cake with chocolate mousse filling as well as caramel? Think about it.

Where to buy wedding cakes in Sri Lanka?

Now that we’ve figured out the nitty-gritty of choosing wedding cakes, this article will also assist you to find your ideal baker.

New Bakers

There is a large number of up and coming bakers, encouraged by Instagram posts and YouTube tutorials. Most of them have registered here, in order to reach out to potential customers. The Wedding Directory provides all services in relation to the wedding industry.

Lanka Chandani

In addition, Lanka Chandani is one of the most celebrated wedding cake designers in Sri Lanka. Their products are popular in the market simply due to its uniqueness, creativity, flexibility and affordability.

Kapruka

Kapruka, Sri Lanka’s leading e-commerce platform, also provides high quality cake structures which you can customize according to your wedding colors as well. They carry a long term reputation of elegance and taste. Kapruka wedding cakes carry the same essence and are efficient in every way.

At Kapruka, usually most orders are finalized 3-4 months in advance but can be done prior to that if you prefer. All orders must be finalized at least one month before with the remaining balance due two weeks prior to the wedding. Customers can fill out a contract with an estimated deposit based on the guest count, and decide on design and structure. Customers can also decide if they want to use fresh cake for the structure, as well as coordinate with florists to make sure the cake structure matches the floral decorations.

To add more flair to your wedding and make it unique, Kapruka offers cupcake creations with a special stand on which they are displayed that is often trimmed with a ribbon in a color that matches the wedding colors. Often, a bride will request a small cake on the top level of the cupcake stand. This tier is used for pictures in the ceremonial cutting of the cake.

Modern cakes are a centerpiece to the wedding to make your special day more glamorous and beautiful. The wedding cakes enhance the aesthetic of the wedding and set a romantic mood to all the guests. This is why every intricate detail of the cake is important to consider to beautify the most important day for a bride and groom. We hope that this article was beneficial in finding the perfect wedding cake in Sri Lanka.

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Wholesale Flowers in Sri Lanka: An Undying Bloom

Wholesale flowers in Sri Lanka

Wholesale flowers are an important part of any ceremony. Flowers symbolize many beautiful things according to its occasion. Throughout the years, flowers have become an inseparable part of our ceremonies, festivals and other special occasions. One such way to complete your dream special occasion is through purchasing wholesale flowers. The floral industry consists of three main components: the growers, the wholesalers, and the retailers. In this article, we will be focusing on the group known as the wholesalers.

Flowers may symbolize everything from love, respect, happiness, calmness, purity, beauty, and more. Nowadays, a special occasion is incomplete without the beauty of flowers in it. There are different kinds of flowers in various colors with its own meaning and representation. Furthermore, They also have the ideal moment and occasion for which they are best used.

The Sri Lankan flower market grows day by day to become one of the most demanding industries in the country. Floriculture as an industry began in the late 19th century in the UK, where flowers were grown on a large scale on the estates. Today, it has become a dynamic industry, and has achieved a large growth rate during the last few years.

Flowers celebrate love, comfort in sorrow, congratulations in achievement and friendship. Flower messages have changed through the years. Moreover, not only are they beautiful and appealing to the eye, but they play an important role in the health of your plants. According to statistics, the bestselling flowers for arrangements in wholesale are roses, chrysanthemums, asthenias and gerberas. These flowers represent love and harmony and mainly cater to the wedding service.

What are popular wholesale flower types and their market price in Sri Lanka?

  1. Red Roses, Comes in Packs of 250 – Rs 60 to Rs 75 each
  2. Pink Roses, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs 60 to Rs. 75 each
  3. White Roses Comes in Packs of 250- Rs. 60 to Rs. 75 each
  4. Chrishanthi White, Comes in 200 packs- Rs. 75 to Rs. 80 each
  5. Chiranthi Mix, Comes in 200 packs- Rs. 75 to Rs. 80 each
  6. Gerberas Pink, Comes in Packs of 100- Rs. 40 each
  7. Gerberas Orange, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 40 each
  8. Gerberas White, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 40 each
  9. Gerberas Red, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 40 each
  10. Sandriana, Comes in Packs of 50s. 65 to Rs. 70 each
  11. Orchids Sonia, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 10 each
  12. Orchid Dendrobium, Comes in Packs of 100 – Rs. 15 each

Where Do Wholesale Flowers For Occasions Come From?

A wholesale flower nursery in Sri Lanka

Depending on their clients’ wishes and what flowers are in season, florists purchase directly from local farms, wholesalers, or flower auctions. Some florists grow their own flowers or import them from countries.

In Sri Lanka, the wholesale florists mostly grow their stock in nurseries in Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and other upcountry areas. They use growers to treat the flowers with care, nurturing them using the best product aid available. As a result, they produce a collection of flowers for them to market to the public and retailers.

80% of flower species are imported from several international nurseries. Conveniently, they are imported mostly from China, Dubai and India, owing to the similarity in climate to the country.

Additionally, wholesalers have also started own nurseries to increase production as the demand increases in the auspicious months for weddings. This happens particularly during December, January, May, June, July, August and September. The wedding industry is the highest buyer of wholesale flowers. They purchase a large amount of flowers to suit their special occasion. The wholesale flower industry sells to online purchasers through retailers, and companies that make bridal bouquets, as well.

The wholesaler employs about 12-20 workers to help take care of their farm. Farms range from one to three acres of land space, in areas where the sunlight and humidity level benefits the growth of the plant.

Why Choose From Wholesalers?

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Purchasing wholesale flowers is a habit that is increasing among people because of it being a lot less expensive than purchasing from retailers.

It is easier for customers to choose their favorite blooms from the wide selection. These are available from different colors shapes, scents and various prices. They can customize their bouquets through buying from wholesalers. Moreover, this is helpful to reduce their expenses and also to create their own version of bouquets. Wholesale cheap flowers give the customer a variety of choices to take full use of the wholesalers. It also helps to supply a unique product to the market.

These days, clients prefer purchasing beautiful blooms from wholesale shops because it allows the easy ordering of fresh flowers at precise times. The blooms bring joy to the celebration of any wedding or other occasion. They are also available all year long.

Wholesalers supply flowers to suit colors, budgets, events, seasons, and scents. With their good quality and their attractive flowers, wholesalers expect the customer to adorn the recipient’s destination with colorful blooms. Furthermore, wholesalers offer a wide assortment of cut flower varieties and basic everyday floral supplies.

Wholesale florists provide cost-effective delivery in quantities that retailers need and can use without waste. In addition, customers can find the most up-to-date knowledge about the purchase of flowers and get an appealing deal for the season or occasion.

What To Consider Before Purchasing Flowers In Wholesale?

purchasing wholesale flowers

There are several factors to consider when purchasing wholesale flowers.The majority of shops provide inexpensive wholesale flowers to all clients. They provide flowers for both retailers and florists inexpensively to increase their sales within the marketplace.

  • Price:
    Most suppliers sell affordable flowers to save clients’ money. This increases productivity on the market. However, before buying wholesale flowers, it is important to verify the product quality. Often, inexpensive products can lead to lesser product quality. Therefore, it is important to ensure the quality and durability of the flower. The amount of time it can be kept fresh is also important to consider.
  • Choice:
    Wholesalers have all sorts of blossoms to help buyers pick certain ones. When it is time to buy decoration for the occasion, flowers make the whole party look wonderful and ensure the guests have a great smile on their faces. In the boutique, you can see the different colors and the various choices to buy fresh flowers at wholesalers. The flowers are delivered to customers who ordered flowers within the requested time.
  • Limitations:
    At present, all imports are banned due to the currently ongoing global pandemic, therefore the need for local produce has increased significantly. Presently, wholesalers struggle to keep on par with their client’s wishes with the large increase in local flower requirements.

Where to buy wholesale flowers in Sri Lanka?

Dean’s Road, Maradana, Colombo 10

flowers at Dean's Road
From the inside of a flower shop on Dean’s Road

Apart from the retailers available in the country, there are several small shops spread throughout each town. Customers can purchase their own flowers and customize their bouquets.

The most popular is the collection of flower shops available down Dean’s Road as explained here. For decades now, the ideal wholesale flower providing street in Sri Lanka has been Dean’s Road.Customers can bargain and find their perfect flower arrangement with the vast selection available.

With a specific art of shopping for flowers as explained here, the flower business of Dean’s Road dates back to seventy years ago, getting increasingly famous each year for its beautiful and inexpensive flower arrangements. For a long time, Dean’s Road is described as the go-to place for the purchase of wholesale flowers.

Wholesale flowers at Dean's road

The florists at Deans Road supply cut flowers, wreaths, bouquets, garlands and flower baskets. The flower arrangements are suitable for weddings, funerals, birthday parties, social functions etc.

The street itself has a very eye-catching effect the fragrance of fresh flowers and blooming bright colors to attract passers-by. The carefully constructed and beautifully cut flower arrangements also help to attract customers.

Dean’s Road provides the rarest imported flower species in bulk. Customers find this convenient as their wedding requirements can be satisfied easily. Flowers are a key component of any wedding as they add extra color, texture, and feeling to your special day.

Independent Wholesale Florists

An independent flower grower in sri lanka

As explained here, there are some well-known independent wholesalers in Sri Lanka who have created a wide client base. They also use their own farms for the business. Their main strategy is to market their sales in bulk with lesser prices than those at the retail shops.

Most clients who purchase from independent wholesalers are online retailers. There are also people related to the wedding industry, such as wedding and event planners. It is mainly because they have a fixed rate of products that they wish to purchase for a required amount of time.

In addition, retail florists rated wholesale florists higher in overall satisfaction than farm direct, importers, and wire service floral sources.

Independent wholesale florists are also dependable and perform best because they accurately fulfill orders. Customers have also rated independent wholesale florists as some of the most responsive and attentive suppliers. They pay attention to every detail of what the customer wants to secure constant sales and to improve client satisfaction.

Since they manage their own farms and grow their own crops, independent wholesale florists have expert knowledge on the plants they produce and import. They also deliver high quality flowers to increase customer satisfaction. Most customers have ranked a higher quality of flowers bought from wholesale florists than farm direct.

Online Wholesalers

Established E-commerce players in Sri Lanka Such as Kapruka has whole sale price flowers for bulk delivery. Online sellers do door step delivery instead of you having to arrange the transport of the flowers yourself.

Online Whole Sale Flowers at Kapruka – See Prices

In conclusion, we can see that the wholesale flower market is growing significantly in Sri Lanka with several emerging startups. These startups focus on building their merchandise and clientele through wholesale flowers. In an industry that will never fail and always bloom, it is vital to choose the best, whether in terms of expense or quality.


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Ferrero Rocher Chocolates: A Sensation in Sri Lanka

Whenever we enter a general store and wander over to the chocolate aisle, it is almost impossible to miss the eye-catching box of gold-foiled chocolates titled Ferrero Rocher. The elegance and class of the design is obviously evident as we are drawn to purchase it, first by its striking appearance and by its attention-grabbing exoticness. Ferrero, a well-loved brand most known by its chocolates Ferrero Rocher, Kinder, and delicious hazelnut spread Nutella, started off with a humble beginning in Italy in 1946. The group has grown exponentially, thanks to its progressive and global outlook which puts its product and people first. Today, it has presence in 55 countries with its Asia Pacific headquarters situated in Singapore. This article will explore its presence in Sri Lanka and how it has grown over the years.


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What is Ferrero Rocher?

Ferrero Rocher is a chocolate and hazelnut confectionery produced by the Italian chocolatier Ferrero. The Ferrero Rocher was introduced in 1982 in Europe. Shortly after release, production was halted due to a problem with label printing. Michele Ferrero, the credited inventor, named the chocolate after a grotto in the Roman Catholic shrine of Lourdes, entitled Rocher de Massabielle. Rocher comes from French and means rock or boulder.

The chocolate contains a whole roasted hazelnut encased in a thin wafer shell filled with hazelnut chocolate and covered in milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. Its ingredients are milk chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skim milk powder, butteroil, lecithin as emulsifier (soy), vanillin (artificial flavor), hazelnuts, palm oil, wheat flour, whey (milk), lowfat cocoa powder, sodium bicarbonate (leavening agent), and salt.

The production process is secretive, with no smartphones or notebooks allowed inside, and, as of 2015, few journalists have ever been invited to visit. As of 2015, the production in the Alba factory totals 24 million Rochers a day. The sweet is produced by machinery. The process begins with flat sheets of wafer with hemispheres moving down an assembly line. The hemispheres of the wafers are then filled with a chocolate hazelnut cream and part of a hazelnut. Next, two of these wafer sheets, one with a hazelnut and one with hazelnut chocolate cream, are clamped together. The excess wafer is cut away producing wafer balls. These balls are then coated with a layer of chocolate, a layer of chopped hazelnuts, and a final layer of chocolate before the chocolate is packaged.

What makes Ferrero Rocher stand out in Sri Lanka?

It is evident that the pleasing wrapping and presentation of Ferrero Rocher contributes to its increased purchasing, primarily because it serves as the ideal gift for loved ones, standing out with its elegance. As depicted above, there are several existing gift boxes in various delivery services that utilize Ferrero Rocher chocolates to give it an extra glamour.

“There’s Never Been a Fine Chocolate Like This Before!” Ferrero Rocher ads declared, and we in Sri Lanka ate it right up. It was the perfect marketing ploy directed towards the perfect target audience, and it worked.

Encased in gold aluminum, the sweet treat is a glowing orb that conceals the pains, joys, and dreams of everyday life between layers of crushed hazelnut and chocolate filling.  It was a sign of respect and good taste. It is a symbol of “the good life,” a tangible thing that vividly encapsulated social and economic aspirations in a way no other food item could.


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Where to buy Ferrero Rocher Chocolates in Sri Lanka?

It has almost become a practice for us to sigh loudly at the beautifully arranged packages of Ferrero Rocher lined up on supermarkets, perfect for the eating. It is available in all supermarkets, including but not limited to Cargill’s Food City, Keells and Arpico Super center.

Ferrero Rocher was most commonly associated with duty frees in the 90s, primarily because any relative that travelled abroad would clutch a box of Ferrero Rocher on their visit to your family. However, at present, all online delivery sites, a few namely Kapruka.com, Wishque.com, mydeal.lk, dessertcart.lk, ubereats.com and fablanka.com. It is also not uncommon to deliver your loved with fresh flowers and Ferrero Rocher chocolates in an appealing gift box through delivery services as well.

How famous is Ferrero Rocher in Sri Lanka?

After Ferrero Rocher established its dominance in Southeast Asia, the elite Sri Lankans devoured the sweet hazelnut chocolate, associating it with good times and happiness. At present, we have evolved to purchasing the elegant boxes of Ferrero Rocher as gifts and well wishes to our loved ones.

In 2017, Ferrero opened its Southeast Asian Innovation center in Singapore as an important gateway for the South-east Asian region, where it sees growing demand for consumer goods such as the company’s well-known chocolate and confectionary products. The facility – its first in Asia – will focus on the areas of health and nutrition, product research and development, as well as mining consumer insights.

In terms of financial benefit and sales, while 80 per cent of the company’s sales still come from European markets, Asia is becoming more dominant and important, and Ferrero Rocher is keen on investing more outside of Europe.

It was reported within the year 2018 that thirty three existing products of Ferrero, including Ferrero Rocher, is Halal certified, paving the way for increased sales within predominantly Muslim communities, including in Sri Lanka.

It is important to note that many of our Sri Lankan citizens has actively played a part in boosting the company’s sales with their purchases of Ferrero Rocher throughout the years.

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Lesson for Corporate world from SL General Election 2020

History Repeats

The party supported by the reigning president winning a general election is a no brainer for Sri Lankans as that’s the case been majority instances over the years.

Strength in unity

My take on this clean sweep of landslide victory for SLPP supported by the president himself is due to the united front taken by the leaders of the party. They may have their differences, they may have had their fair share of disagreements but as the leadership of the party they stood united. That signals the strength and focus for the bigger picture to the general public.

Trust : The importance

UNP being one of the oldest political party in the country which has been the ruling party for many years lost its footing simply due to the internal conflicts that broke the party to fractions. No policies or visionary thinking will build the trust in minds of general public if they perceive that the leadership is not far sighted or strong enough to keep their camp together.

Lesson

Same applies to corporate leadership. When our world is affected with unprecedented hardships due to global health pandemic and unavoidable economic recession, the Leadership matters. One voice that’s coming down from the C suite to the factory floor, the unified thinking pattern will pave path for success and sustainable growth: as the age old saying goes United we stand, divided we fall.

Dulith Herath – Aug 7th – 2020

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Mobile Phones in Rural Sri Lanka

Mobile Phone Floods in Rural Sri Lanka

Living in a rural area comes with its perks, which include stillness and solitude and natural beauty all around you. But it also comes with a few drawbacks, such as the fact that you have to drive quite a distance to get to major retailers. Also, even though living in the countryside is desirable for many people, they may find it hard to access necessary products.

In the rapidly changing technological landscape of the world, it is important to recognize the vitality of mobile phones that should be supplied to every corner of the Earth, essentially to keep moving at the world’s pace. In this article, we will explore the necessity of mobile phone supplication throughout the nation of Sri Lanka, and how online shopping makes that a convenient possibility.

The Necessity of Mobile Phones in Rural Areas

The ability to keep in touch with family, associates and access to social media are only a few of the reasons for the important of mobile phones throughout the country. When mobile phones were first introduced to the public, they were bulky, expensive, and some even required a base unit that had to be transported along with the phone. Good reception was a major problem and in general, early mobile phones could only be used in certain locations were the signal was particularly strong. As mobile phone technology advanced, the difficult in using them became less of a problem. Today, mobile phone reception has improved greatly due to the use of satellites and wireless services. As mobile phones improved and became simple to use, the importance of mobile phones increased accordingly.


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In rural areas specifically, it is important to be able to have technological connections through mobile phones for the purpose of quick healthcare and other emergency services. Since the drives would be considerably lengthier, it helps to inform patients and/or doctors the times of arrival for more convenient and efficient service. Another benefit of having mobile phones is the easy receiving of news concerning that particular area through social media or news alerts, which will enable the inhabitants to prepare themselves accordingly. Mobile phones are the perfect way to stay connected with others and provide the user with a sense of security.

However, the importance of mobile phones goes way beyond personal safety. Modern mobile phones are capable of internet access, sending and receiving photos and files, and some mobile phones are equipped with GPS technology, allowing for use in most locations around the world and allowing the mobile phone to be found or the user located in the event of loss or emergency.


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Acquiring a Mobile Phone through Online Delivery to Rural Areas

Online deliveries from companies such as Kapruka.com convenient platforms with an array of different products to choose from, have changed the game in Sri Lanka, making it possible for people who live in even the most remote areas to get the products that they desire, including mobile phones. Ordering through such services comes with a variety of benefits that would allow purchasers to acquire a mobile phone without hassle.

Buy the Latest Products Online and Have Them Delivered

Shopping online makes it possible for anyone from anywhere to purchase exactly what they need, and they can shop from the biggest retailers on the planet. Even if you want to order something from overseas, the online shopping world now makes it all possible. This means that all the latest products are available through the online platform, making it convenient for people in rural areas of Sri Lanka to move along with the trends of the world and have them delivered easily to their doorstep.

Aside from having to pay shipping charges, the ability to shop online has made it easier for people living in rural areas to buy mobile phones online, purchase models that they can’t get locally, and buy specialty products, with clear descriptions of the specifications and benefits they can glean to suit their needs.

A Variety of Product Choices Are Available Online

When it comes to product choices, stores in rural areas are usually quite limited, especially when compared to the many different products that are available in stores throughout metropolitan areas and large cities. Even suburban regions that are really developed with plenty of shopping centers cater to the various needs of the people who live in the area. But in a rural setting, people are more likely to purchase a limited variety of items.
When you enter the world of online shopping, however, you can live in a rural community and have all of the benefits of living there, while also gaining access to the many choices that people living in the big cities enjoy. This means that you no longer need to make sacrifices when it comes to product choices.

Conveniently Shop from the Best and Biggest Retailers

Shopping online gives everyone the opportunity to shop from the biggest retailers, even if there aren’t any locations in the area. This also paves way for more quality mobile phones, eradicating the problem of purchasing fake and externally manufactured products for a cheap amount of money. These retailers would also be able to provide a product warranty so that the purchasers are less likely to get scammed. Whether the manufacturer is local or international, purchasing through a reliable source such as online delivery service guarantees the best products to your doorstep.

The Internet has changed a lot, and technology has allowed people in rural and remote areas to have access to everything that they would have if they lived in a crowded and expensive urban area. Now you can order through convenient online delivery services that bring the latest trends and mobile phones to your doorstep without the hassle to travelling through the cities to make it possible. At the touch of your finger is a wide array of smartphones with detailed descriptions to suit the purchaser’s needs.

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