Creative Solutions Shines at e-Swabhimani Gala 2016

November, 14, 2016

On October 31 e-Swabhimani held their annual Gala event in which they recognised Sri Lanka’s most innovative digital products and content in the past year. During the event, both of Creative Solutions’ nominated products snatched the prizes in their respective categories.

GiftSmart: Business and Commerce Category Winner :, the online platform that strives to revolutionise gifting in Sri Lanka, was named a winner of its category Business and Commerce.’s innovative approach to the tradition of gifting allows users to acquire a personalised gift for their loved-one in a time and energy efficient manner.

“The software was indeed a novel concept, which provided convenience and variety in giving gifts,” wrote the e-Swhabimani jurors.

By visiting the platform, users can create a personalised gift card – the GiftSmart Card - in just a few clicks and assign it a value of their choice, which makes this gift both unique and budget-friendly.

Users can also choose to print and gift their GiftSmart Card on their own, or request the GiftSmart Team to print and deliver it to their recipient’s doorstep with an optional addition of cakes and flowers.

When they receive a GiftSmart Card, the recipient can redeem its value by visiting the platform and selecting multiple gift vouchers of their choice. Therefore, the recipient not only receives the freedom to choose the gifts they truly want, but they also receive a personalised souvenir to cherish. As such, guarantees both gift giver and recipient satisfaction.

LayUp: Learning and Science Category Merit Award Winner : LayUp, the learning driven social platform, turns the outdated and dysfunctional enterprise learning model on its head.

The traditional classroom way of delivering training as well as most existing learning management systems (LMS) take a top-down approach to corporate training. The idea behind this approach is that content should be pushed from top-level management down the corporate hierarchy.

But a top-down approach often neglects factors such as visual and content appeal, and user engagement and motivation, leading to poor adoption rates of LMS platforms.

LayUp disrupts the status quo by focusing on user engagement. The platform was designed to entice the 21st century workforce, using concepts familiar to a younger audience, such as gamification and social media, to drive engagement and create an environment of communal learning.

“LayUp has created a learning system which places the learner at the center of his/her own learning whilst making the process simple, fun, interactive and engaging” wrote the e-Swabhimani jurors.
The platform is completely white label, allowing companies to retain and perpetuate their corporate identity among their workforce.

“A key differentiator in the product is that it is well aligned with the objectives of the organization as well as its culture thus creating higher levels of brand affinity amongst users,” concluded the e-Swabhimani jurors.
In the past year LayUp has won multiple awards and become the go-to training platform of some of the leading domestic and international organisations including HNB, MAS and Pagero headquartered in Sweden.

Creative Solutions is a pioneer and leader in Sri Lanka’s software industry. In addition to providing R&D services to a growing list of international software vendors, the company invests in its own product portfolio and has released several award-winning software products.

PIC 1 - Chief Architect Sheran Corera receives the e-Swabhimani award for LayUp

Prageeth Rodrigo, member of GiftSmart Team, receives the e-Swabhimani award for GiftSmart