Sri Lanka’s PickMe Food pilots grocery delivery in Colombo with Sathosa

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s PickMe Food has partnered with the state-owned supermarket Sathosa to test deliver grocery packs from Wednesday in Colombo amid a curfew to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

PickMe Food Operations Head Mevan Peiris in a twitter.com message said the pilot project will run within a six kilometre radius of Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02.

Delivery will take place within 24 hours of placing an order.

Most supermarkets and retail chains have been overwhelmed with delivery orders for groceries and have taken their websites offline.

During an eight hour curfew break on Tuesday, supermarkets and grocery stores were cleaned out by shoppers, while some major suburban markets received their fresh produce later in the day, depriving some households of vegetables.

PickMe has so far been deliverying cooking gas in partnership with state-owned Litro, and has been expanding this service to several areas in Colombo and Kandy, Peiris said on twitter. (Colombo/Mar25/2020)