So far we've found 38 places in and out of Colombo that deliver groceries, other daily essentials and medicine to your doorstep during these curfew hours.
PickMe Food has been delivering groceries for months now, but this time around, they've teamed up with Sathosa and a whole bunch of other merchants, including CIC and Nestle to make sure that you have enough groceries, dry rations and daily necessities, even during curfew hours. Go to your PickMe app and start ordering.
Arpico has grocery packages available from Rs. 1000, but you can add more items to the same but they're subject to availability.
Keells takes a limited number of orders per day and the delivery is done within 48 hours. The orders can be placed through https://int.keellssuper.net/ and it's payable by cards as well. The delivery areas include Colombo, Maharagama, Moratuwa, Kiribathgoda, Kalalgoda, Wattala and its suburbs.
Cargills Food City delivery service operates with over 300 islandwide outlets. You get to customise your grocery bag, with a minimum order value of Rs. 2000, and a maximum quantity applies too. The branch list, along with their contact details can be found here.
Spar Sri Lanka's online shop is live now. They require a minimum order of Rs. 2500, and accept cash payments only. Log in to www.spar.lk to place your orders, and they promise to make the delivery within 48 hours. At the moment, this service is available at Arangala, Athurugiriya, Hokandara, Kaduwela, Malabe, Battaramulla and Thalawathugoda.
Trillium Deli's vegetable delivery service has no restrictions on maximum order quantity, and they accept card payments. Call 0112514545.
In this hour of need, The Fruit Station has started to deliver veggies within Colombo 1 -15, and they're available in two packs; Jumbo (Rs. 1500) and Budget (Rs. 750). However, you can these customised too, in case if it exceeds the quantities of the Jumbo pack. WhatsApp your orders to 077289167/077289147.
Takas.lk has two packages (one for vegetables and one for fruits) available, and they can be ordered through the website itself. Log into your takas.lk account for more details.
One of the largest online shopping platforms in Sri Lanka, daraz.lk is delivering canned, dry and packaged food, including rice, milk powder, jam, and cereal etc., along with baking ingredients and a range of other essentials. DM them on their Facebook page for more details.
Your one spot for the freshest Modha in town, Round Island is offering delivery on the same day. You can choose to get it delivered on the next day as well; for a lesser delivery charge. The contact number is 0711228228.
You can get organic fruits and veggies by Saaraketha Organics through delivery now. Call up 075 291 2905/ 075 037 9620/ 077 436 7792 or simply send a message to their Facebook page.
The groceries and essentials by wasi.lk can be ordered via their website. They deliver throughout Monday to Friday, within Colombo 1-12, Dehiwala, Nugegoda and Mount Lavinia.
You can restock your spices via MA's Kitchen. Delivery available within Colombo 08, 07 and 04, and the orders can be placed through masgourmet.market. Contact 0117602200 for more details.
Keep an eye on GroceryBox.lk's Facebook feed as they update it with the details about what they're capable of delivering each day. More information can be received via 0771063494.
If you live within the city limits of Nugegoda, Maharagama, Mirihana, Ethul Kotte, Pitakotte, Ambuldeniya, Delkanda, Thalawathugoda, Nawarohala or Kohuwala, Toi&Bi is an option to get some vegetables delivered. Cash on delivery is accepted, and the orders can be placed via their Facebook page, and the following phone numbers - 0703330212, 0767817676 and 0716590382.
Lucky Stores can deliver groceries, cake and biriyani ingredients to those of you who live in Mount Lavinia and Dehiwala, and the orders must be placed between 9.00 AM and 1. 00 PM. The minimum order value should be Rs. 2500, and for further inquiries, send a WhatsApp text to 0759724208.
The freshest produce at Jagro's farms is being delivered by Simply Strawberries by Jagro, to locations in Colombo, Nugegoda, Dehiwala, Nawala, Rajagiriya, Battaramulla and Pelawatte. Cash on delivery is accepted and the orders must be placed between 8.00 AM and 4.00 PM via 0770386237/ 0773374498.
We're suckers for the kalu dodol and other kithul products distributed by Kalu Dodol, but in this hour of need, they've changed their focus to lime and garlic; two things that every household looks for. They've delivery available in Dehiwala for a delivery fee of Rs. 100. Minimum order is 500 grams (lime - Rs. 150, garlic - Rs. 300). WhatsApp your orders to 0725884534.
Annai Nagaa Food City in Wellawatte can deliver a range of dry rations like rice, grains, noodles, dried fish, spices and vegetables, to locations in Wellawatte, Dehiwala, Bambalapitiya and Mount Lavinia. Orders are accepted through WhatsApp - 0766738436.
Those of you who live in Colombo 02, 05 and 07, Colombo Veggie Delivery has got you covered. They prefer online transactions for the payments but accept cash on delivery too. Each pack includes 500 grams of lime, beans, onions, carrots, potatoes, beetroot and capsicum, and it's only Rs. 1000 for everything with delivery. Call them up at 0774142203.
Mauri cake and bakery ingredients are available for delivery within Colombo 1-15, Pepiliyana, Maharagama, Nugegoda, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Ratmalana, Moratuwa, Rajagiriya, Kotte and Battaramulla. The minimum order value is Rs. 1500. Contact 0775339800 for more details.
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For those of you who live in Kalutara, City Mom is delivering daily essentials, and it's free of a delivery fee. Call up 0715884355 for more details.
A venture by Kalutara municipal council, quickshoplk.com has 6 grocery packages available varying from Rs. 500 to Rs. 3000, and also gas cylinders. You can place the order through the website itself. They deliver medicine too; all you have to do is uploading the prescription here, or WhatsApp it to 0759259847. All the deliveries are entitled to a delivery fee, and you can call 0717811711 (Pramila) for more details.
Your favourite KIST biscuits are available for delivery through their agents in Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Jaffna, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Badulla and Ratnapura. The phone numbers are given on the above flyer, and the minimum order value is Rs. 1000.
OnlineKade.lk has set up a delivery facility to cover your snacking needs while offering up a collection of interesting sauces, dressings and other condiments. They're active on Facebook and Instagram, but you can place your orders by calling these numbers as well - 0710198198, 0771717590 and 0777762792.
MacMart Shoppers Store has introduced two assortments of sweets and snacks, priced at Rs. 5500 and Rs. 13000. Delivery available within Colombo 01 - 15, and they accept cash on delivery and bank transfers. Contact 0765389194 for more details.
Nuts are rich sources of fibre and protein, which would keep you full for a long time in a very healthy way. Nut House has all things nuts, and an array of dates, and dried fruits, and they do deliveries to Colombo and its suburbs. Orders can be placed via 0770077951.
You can either customise a pack of your favourite Ritzbury, Revello and Tiara products on your own, or settle for a pre-customised on. If you're going with the former, the minimum order value is Rs. 500. Islandwide delivery available and it's free of a delivery charge. WhatsApp 0777699146 or order via www.cblfoods.com.
Order up your favourite chocolates through www.thchocolatehouse.lk. They have quite the collection.
LAUGFS delivers gas cylinders to locations in Colombo 1 - 15 and Gampaha. All you have to do is calling up 0114427427.
Litro delivers gas cylinders on their own too. Go through this post, and you will be able to find the respective Litro Gas merchant in your area that you should get in touch with.
Furthermore, PickMe Food has partnered up with Litro to deliver gas cylinders as well.
For those of you who live in Colombo 1 - 15, Dehiwala, Nugegoda, Maharagama and Kotte, Park Hospitals is capable of delivering your medicine. All they need is a clear picture of the prescription sent through WhatsApp/Viber along with the delivery address, and the medicine will be at your doorstep within 24 hours.
Updated as of 15, May 2020.
Healthnet is a pharmacy approved by the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) with licensed pharmacists from Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) that dispatch the medicine. Also;
Medihelp is a network of private hospitals that operates with five pharmacies. Their door to door delivery facility is available in Colombo 3,4,5,6,7,8, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Rathmalana, Moratuwa, Panadura, Kohuwala, Pepiliyana, Boralesgamuwa, Piliyandala, Kesbewa, Bandaragama, Horana, Nugegoda, Nawinna, Maharagama, Pannipitiya, Kottawa, Nawala, Rajagiriya, Kotte, Battaramulla, and Thalawathugoda. Your prescription should be sent to 0767545453 through WhatsApp, and the delivery will be done within 24 hours. They offer flat delivery fee of Rs. 200, and you can opt for card payment or cash on delivery.
A collaborative venture by Osu Sala and Department of Posts, OsuSala Online is a web-based platform where you can upload your prescription and get the medicine delivered from the nearest OsuSala.
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