The Lotus Room at the Shangri-La (Colombo) was abuzz with eager anticipation as Cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara announced their partnership with VirTrans Capital, the latest player in the Island’s e-Transport hailing game.
VirTrans Capital is the brainchild of CL Synergy (Pvt) Ltd, an innovative logistics and freight forwarding company in the industry operating for over 15 years. “Being in the cargo and logistics industry we understand transport, and for a long time experienced first-hand the inefficiencies in the industry such as lack of transparency, unproductive communication, unproductive reverse haulage and lack of real time visibility. After extensive research and feasibility studies, we decided to develop a software solution to automate existing processes, this is how SYTRANS came about” said Roshan Silva, Managing Director of CL Synergy.
SYTRANS is an innovative software platform that facilitates transactions between customers and trucking companies. The platform will help to achieve greater productivity, safer working conditions, transparency and flexibility which has not been seen in the industry over the years, this technological breakthrough will go beyond the boundaries of Sri Lanka to other overseas markets as a proud tech-innovation of Sri Lanka.
Speaking to the press, Samantha Bombuwalage, Chief Operating Officer of SYTRANS stated “Customers are frustrated with the outdated process involved in fulfilling their transport needs. On the other side, low productivity and lack of hires is affecting the trucking industry as well. Idling of trucks has become a serious problem for the trucking companies in Sri Lanka and around the world. Therefore, step into the future and explore the untapped opportunities with SYTRANS”
During the development of SYTRANS, CL Synergy also realized that, although there was an abundance of local and international taxi apps in Sri Lanka, a clear gap still existed in the market for sustainable passenger transport solutions.
Enter YOUCAB, the latest addition to the Island’s e-Taxi hailing mobile application market. Customers will be able to book a taxi, ranging from Three-wheelers to Luxury sedans and Vans using the YOUCAB mobile app or by calling the 24/7 hotline. As an intermediary online platform, YOUCAB will connect passengers in search of affordable and reliable transportation, with service partners registered across multiple vehicle categories, providing travel solutions on a real time basis.
Partnering VirTrans are Sri Lankan cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara. “Having Mahela and Kumar on board as partners will help take our brand values and commitment to the market. These two gentlemen have proved time and time again the importance of courtesy, respect, hard work and most importantly friendship, both on and off the field. These are attributes that we hope to establish among our staff, service providers and partners” said Nirthaj Seelanatha, Chief Executive Officer of VirTrans Capital (Pvt) Ltd.
Both YOUCAB and SYTRANS have acknowledged the importance of enrolling high-quality service providers and transport partners to ensure a Supreme level of service to the end customer.