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 hosted at CFC’s Bambalapitiya outlet was attended by Kanchana Wijesekara, State Minister, Ministry of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish, and Prawn Farming, Fishery Harbour Development, Multiday Fishing Activities, and Fish Exports; Jayantha Chandrasoma, State Secretary; Stefan Abeysinghe, Chairman, CFC; Chaturanga Udawatte, Managing Director, CFC; Nilanka Jayawardene, Chairman, Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation (CFHC) and, Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardene, General Manager, Uber Sri Lanka.
This partnership will bring the public and private sectors closer for improved efficiency and consumer experience. It will make it possible for consumers to get access to popular CFC products ranging from a wide variety of fresh fish, seafood such as prawns, crabs and cuttlefish as well as dry fish products at the click of a button.
Sharing his views on the partnership, Kanchana Wijesekara, State Minister, Ministry of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish, and Prawn Farming, Fishery Harbour Development, Multiday Fishing Activities, and Fish Exports, said, “We believe that it is important to adapt as per changing world and put our best foot forward. With the growing popularity and preference for online food delivery, we are pleased with the 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 tech-prowess and delivery network of Uber EATS.”
As part of the first phase of this partnership, 40+ CFC outlets will be listed on the Uber EATS app out of the 100 CFC outlets island wide and will be available for delivery, beginning from Colombo district. In future, as Uber EATS grows into new geographies, more CFC outlets will be listed on the Uber EATS platform.
Uber EATS courier partner receiving first order from CFC
Commenting on online delivery through Uber EATS, Stefan Abeysinghe, Chairman, Ceylon Fisheries Corporation, said, “We are very proud to have partnered with Uber Eats as this is a step in the right direction to increase our revenue and expand our network. We feel that the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation and Uber Eats can both do wonders in delivering affordable, high-quality seafood to all consumers. We plan to deliver to the entirety of both Colombo and Gampaha districts initially via Uber Eats using our existing and increasing network of outlets.”
This partnership reflects the popularity and love for Uber EATS in Sri Lanka and its emergence as the preferred food delivery platform in the region. Uber EATS had launched delivery of groceries almost two years ago, during COVID-induced lockdown.
Sharing her views on the partnership, Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardene, General Manager, Uber Sri Lanka, said, “We are thrilled to partner with an organization as trusted and respected as the CFC. Over the past few years, we have continually worked towards building a strong delivery network to make online ordering convenient, reliable, and seamless. This collaboration highlights the trust in our platform’s strength and capacity, powered by our global tech expertise and dedicated courier partners. The growing consumer preference in online grocery delivery and Sri Lanka’s deep love for seafood will surely make this a successful partnership. “
About Ceylon Fisheries
The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation was established in 1964 under the State Industrial Corporation Act. No. 49 of 1957 and commenced its commercial operations in 1965. At the commencement the entire fisheries sector was solely covered by the activities of Ceylon Fisheries Corporation is the Leading Commercial Organization, Guiding and promoting fish production and trade for the benefit of the Consumer and the Producer.
About Uber Eats
Uber Eats allows people to search for and discover local restaurants, order a meal at the touch of a button, and have it delivered reliably and quickly. Since launching the Eats app three years ago, the business has leveraged Uber’s technology and logistics expertise to serve more than 6,000 cities globally.