August, 12, 2017
In a strategic move to expand its presence across the country, Sri Lanka’s leading taxi-hailing app PickMe officially launched its brand in the city of Kandy on 15 July 2017. The official launch came after PickMe commenced its operations in Kandy one year back, as part of a soft launch.
The official Kandy launch at the Kandy City Center was graced by PickMe Chairman Ajit Gunewardene, Chief Executive Officer Jiffry Zulfer, board members and PickMe employees. Celebrated vocal artists also performed at the official launch and entertained the participating crowd, making it a memorable evening.
Speaking at the event, PickMe Chairman Ajit Gunewardene said, “We are enabling Sri Lankan driver entrepreneurs to grow personally and professionally by building a robust ecosystem via PickMe and the app directly fuels the growth of mobility in Sri Lanka. Bringing our home-grown startup’s best practices and services to the Central province by opening an office in Kandy further strengthens our expansion plans in Sri Lanka. We are absolutely thrilled to be in Kandy and looking forward to nurture the city’s growing driver entrepreneur community through PickMe.”
After the launch, PickMe introduced exciting promotional pricing for its Kandy passengers and the company will be rolling out several other exclusive offers for Kandy during the upcoming months. The new PickMe office is located at No. 07, Primrose Road, Kandy.
As the largest organized taxi platform in Sri Lanka, PickMe currently services the Colombo region's complete transportation needs and maintains a base of over half a million registered users of the PickMe app and a taxi fleet of over ten thousand, including three wheelers, mini cars, cars and vans.
[caption id="attachment_38136" align="alignnone" width="750"] PickMe Chairman Ajit Gunewardene cutting the ribbon at the PickMe Kandy Office (left) and Chief Executive Officer Jiffry Zulfer speaking at the event[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_38137" align="alignnone" width="750"] Kandyan Dancers at the PickMe Kandy Office[/caption]