e-Business and Commerce
Special Merit Award
Manaali.com, launched in the year 2000, is the first Sri Lankan wedding portal. Today it has expanded its outreach bringing onto one platform a variety of suppliers of products and services needed for a wedding. The gallery gives them the opportunity to showcase their work by uploading photographs and videos, enabling them to better market their products and services. The site also contains relevant and up-to-date information on wedding customs, rituals, auspicious times and even the latest in wedding fashions to make it easy for making those crucial plans for the occasion. There is also a blog with contributions from wellknown figures in the industry. With a Facebook following of over 5000, with over two million hits a month and picked up easily in popular search engines, Manaali.com guarantees business opportunities to the 100+ service providers listed on the site. It is a one stop shop for those who plan their own weddings. At the same time it serves as a vehicle for small scale entrepreneurs to market their products and services both within and outside Sri Lanka.