Sri Lanka Telecom in deal with work.lk freelance site
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Telecom has tied up with work.lk in a deal that gives the freelance work platform access to the telecom provider’s customers.
The tie up will “increase convenience to the general public in finding essential services online, whilst also empowering the freelance community in the country to find freelance jobs easily,” a statement said.
Under the deal, SLT will help its customers by providing the required platform which will enable them to subscribe for work.lk services an online marketplace designed by EFutureTech Systems (Pvt) Ltd., by choosing the “Pay with SLT” option.
“Using this payment option, SLT customers are assured of subscribing and paying for services of work.lk in the most convenient and secured manner.”
“At Work.lk, our vision is to create an efficient and user-friendly market place for those who need services or providers of services in Sri Lanka,” said Anjana Ratnayake, the head and founder of Work.lk.
“At present, we have over 20,000 skilled professionals registered with us. This partnership will provide us access to SLT’s large customer base that spans across all parts of Sri Lanka, which will enable us to successfully expand our services to households across the country.”
The work.lk database covers a wide range of sectors ranging from gardening to typesetting to professional services such as IT, legal, and photography.
Registration with the site for freelancers and employers is free, as well as searching for service providers via the site.
However, for freelancers who wish to access extra facilities offered by work.lk such as priority listing on search results and new relevant project alerts via SMS must pay a daily fee of three rupees plus tax.
(COLOMBO 27 May 2019)