We are thrilled to celebrate six years of moving Sri Lanka forward with affordable, convenient and safe mobility options. We are proud of what we have achieved; with our service and our commitment to the communities. We’re reimagining the way the world moves for the better, helping people go anywhere and get anything. 

We launched in Sri Lanka in 2015 and quickly became the ride sharing platform of choice. Since then, we have served over 2.4 million unique riders and drivers till date.

The last two years have been incredibly challenging for all of us. But we stepped up to play our part in supporting the nation to build back better. As a caring and responsible corporate citizen, we rolled out a range of initiatives, worth LKR 337 million to relentlessly support riders, drivers and the broader local communities during the pandemic.

Driver at Heart 

Drivers are at the heart of everything we do at Uber. The LKR 337 million commitment includes an investment of LKR 250 million to support drivers on our platform to ease their financial burden during the series of lockdowns this year. 

Drivers drive Uber

Stand for Safety

Safety never stops at Uber and we embed it into everything we do. As the pandemic hit last year, we doubled down to make our platform safer for everyone by investing LKR 20.5 million in safety supplies and PPE kits for driver and courier partners. We distributed face masks, sanitisers, disinfectants and installed safety screens in over 4000 cars and Tuks.

Safety never stops at Uber

Build with Heart

Our products profoundly affect lives and we care deeply about our impact. Going beyond our ecosystem of driver and courier partners, we spent LKR 66.5 million on dry rations and  free vaccination rides in partnership with local NGOs. Our goal has been to better support frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable communities across all provinces. Our commitment also includes free rides worth LKR 25 million provided to frontline healthcare workers and the elderly in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, this year. We also provided LKR 11 million worth of free rides to the general public in partnership with the Prime minister’s Office, to travel to and from vaccine centres. 

Commenting on our 6th anniversary milestone, Keheliya Rambukwella, Hon’ble Health Minister of Sri Lanka said, “I’d first like to congratulate Uber for reaching the 6 years milestone in Sri Lanka. I’d also like to thank them for stepping up and supporting us during the pandemic, by offering 50,000 free rides to the Ministry of Health to safely transport frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable communities, in partnership with the Red Cross Society of Sri Lanka. We truly appreciate Uber for the solidarity shown during these challenging times when we required this critical assistance.”

We’re here to go anywhere and get anything

We would like to take a moment to thank every driver and rider on our platform, because we wouldn’t be here without their support. Our journey is only just beginning and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones in the years to come. Our pledge to provide free vaccine rides to support our communities, distribution of dry groceries to underserved communities, PPE supplies to drivers, and creating livelihood opportunities are just a few of the ways we stand committed to moving our country forward. 

Thank you, Sri Lanka!