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Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) and Uber EATS today announced a partnership to facilitate the delivery of CFC products on the popular online food delivery platform. This makes Uber EATS the first and only online marketplace to sell CFC products. The launch event held at the CFC outlet in Bambalapitiya was attended by Kanchana Wijesekara, Minister of State, Ministry of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish and Shrimp Farming, Fishing Port Development, multi-day fishing and fish exports; Jayantha Chandrasoma, Secretary of State; Stefan Abeysinghe, President, CFC; Chaturanga Udawatte, Managing Director, CFC; Nilanka Jayawardene, President, Ceylon Fishery Harbors Corporation (CFHC) and Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardene, Managing Director, Uber Sri Lanka.

This partnership will bring the public and private sectors together for improved efficiency and customer experience. It will allow consumers to have access to popular CFC products ranging from a wide variety of fresh fish, seafood such as prawns, crabs and cuttlefish as well as dried fish products at the click of a button.

Sharing his perspective on the partnership, Kanchana Wijesekara, Minister of State, Ministry of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish and Shrimp Farming, Fishing Port Development, Multi-Day Fishing Activities and of fish exports, said, “We believe it is important to adapt in line with the changing world and put our best foot forward. With the growing popularity and preference for online food delivery, we are excited about CFC’s partnership with Uber EATS. This collaboration between the public and private sectors is a positive step. We look forward to a strong and meaningful partnership that combines the love and trust of CFC products with the technological prowess and delivery network of Uber EATS.

As part of the first phase of this partnership, more than 40 CFC outlets will be listed on the Uber EATS app out of the 100 CFC outlets on the island and will be available for delivery, from the Colombo district. In the future, as Uber EATS expands into new geographies, more CFC outlets will be listed on the Uber EATS platform.

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Commenting on online delivery via Uber EATS, Stefan Abeysinghe, President of Ceylon Fisheries Corporation, said, “We are very proud to have partnered with Uber Eats, as it is a step in the right direction to increase our revenue and expand our network. We believe the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation and Uber Eats can work wonders in providing affordable, high-quality seafood to all consumers. We plan to deliver to the entire Colombo and Gampaha districts initially via Uber Eats using our existing and growing outlet network.

This partnership reflects the popularity and love of Uber EATS in Sri Lanka and its emergence as the region’s preferred food delivery platform. Uber EATS had launched grocery delivery nearly two years ago, during the COVID-induced lockdown.

Sharing her perspective on the partnership, Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardene, Managing Director of Uber Sri Lanka said, “We are delighted to be partnering with such a trusted and respected organization like CFC. Over the past few years, we have continuously worked to build a strong delivery network to make online ordering convenient, reliable and seamless. This collaboration highlights confidence in the strength and capability of our platform, powered by our global technology expertise and dedicated messaging partners. Growing consumer preference for online grocery delivery and Sri Lanka’s deep love for seafood is sure to make this partnership a success. “

About Ceylon Fishing

Company (CFC)

The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation was established in 1964 under the State Industrial Corporation Act. No. 49 of 1957 and commenced commercial operations in 1965. At first the entire fisheries sector was solely covered by the activities of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation which is the main commercial organization, guiding and promoting production and the fish trade for the benefit of the consumer and the producer.

About Uber Eats

Uber Eats lets people search and discover local restaurants, order food at the touch of a button, and have it delivered reliably and quickly. Since launching the Eats app three years ago, the company has leveraged Uber’s technology and logistics expertise to serve more than 6,000 cities around the world.

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