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Smart condom vending machine in Colombo

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The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka (FPASL) has introduced a Smart Condom Vending Machine after considering the difficulties faced by the public when purchasing condoms.

The first Smart Condom Vending Machine is fixed outside the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka building at the Bullers Lane, Colombo 07.

A FPASL Spokesperson told the Daily Mirror that the Smart Condom Vending Machine was a customized machine manufactured in Sri Lanka and was establish as a pilot project.

He said the FPASL identified the fact that the people were reluctant and shy to purchase condoms even from a pharmacy due to stigma resulting in unsafe sex.

Therefore, he said about 600 to 800 abortions per day had been recorded.

With the Smart Condom Vending, a fully automated machine, the customer can use easy cash and choose a product.

As it is yet a pilot project, only Dialog users can purchase it right now.

However, FPASL is expected to establish Smart Condom Vending Machine across the country after monitoring the first machine’s progress for two to three months.

The machine is expected to promote safe sex by encouraging the people to purchase condoms. (Thilanka Kanakarathna and Pix by Kushan Pathiraja)

  Comments - 30

  • Unchikun Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:29 AM

    Have seen these in England in Pubs about 35 years ago. Time flies and Sri Lanka is moving forward at last.

    mike Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:40 AM

    finally a great achievement by yahapalanaya after almost 03yrs

    ANTON Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:35 AM

    YES , COVER YOUR STUMP, BEFORE YOU HUMP.DON'T BE SILLY, PROTECT YOUR WILLIE.

    Auslanka Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:41 AM

    Very good innovation. Sri Lanka must go forward.

    Shan Sunday, 26 November 2017 08:25 AM

    I am proud the SriLanka has produced a Samart Vending Machine; we have talented people just like Chinese, but no Government Support.

    Barry Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:54 AM

    Preethi, Preethi!

    Robert Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:57 AM

    Useless, I will not enter the phone number to purchase a condom bcos why my phone company wants to know my personal purchases?

    Duminda Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:02 AM

    Good decision. Prevention is better than cure. But why so publicity?. This country has many urgent

    RD Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:09 AM

    Hope the "smart" authorities wont place a "smart" policeman next to it check the age and the marriage certificate of whoever use this "smart" machine.

    Saman Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:17 AM

    Finally... End to the all the problems in the country.

    Piyumi Fernando Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:22 AM

    Who will use a condom machine placed on a busy road side if they are shy and reluctant to buy the same from a pharmacy? Silly explanation.

    Terminator> Sunday, 26 November 2017 03:46 PM

    I agree! even though it is an innovative way of selling condom through a vending machine, according to our culture we cant expect that our people will purchase them in an outdoor environment.

    Expatriate Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:43 AM

    There is no Romance in Europe or America, it is only in their films and songs. In reality the Whites are obsessed with sex, sex, and more sex. But Sri Lankans believe in love and romance , are we going to loose it with condom machines in high streets ?

    XX Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:47 AM

    Just want to know how does dialog record this type of purchases show on the bill.

    Maheepala Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:57 AM

    OMG! Please don't distroy our 2600 years old culture.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:02 PM

    I want to buy all 6 types at once (to test it) .

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:15 PM

    A very good and long overdue idea. But now the same idiots who are against the beer price reduction, will argue that now young kids will start to have intercourse.

    Be Fair Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:48 PM

    Now is the time to use these on the great 225[Sure this wont be published]

    ravin Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:23 PM

    idea is good. But as mentioned in this article same facts may apply if the machine is located in open public place like front of FPASL. better to locate the machines after careful research on locations where the couples mostly frequenting may give expected results.

    Ram Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:28 PM

    Why cannot this item be sold at all pharmacies and super Markets. If sold at Pharmacies it will reach the outstations too.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:47 PM

    At last .

    ceylon Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:02 PM

    according to alarming numbers of abortionslanka is worse than any country in world for killing un born lives.where is so call buddhists.they are bussy doing sex. via DM Android App

    jaliya Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:16 PM

    The numbers of abortions per day (600-800) are too many and alarming. This would boil down to lack of moral values safe sex and personal responsibilities. The condom machine is a good idea and can become a profitable venture ..... when purchase one you must also provide instructions how to dispose an used condom if not we would have another problem

    bana.. Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:32 PM

    That is the only thing we were lacking around here....... via DM Android App

    Udda Saturday, 25 November 2017 05:44 PM

    Good idea. Now we can buy condoms on the roadside with whole world watching instead inside a pharmacy.

    shan Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:28 PM

    Amazing Guys...

    Kadiya Sunday, 26 November 2017 07:36 AM

    Very good and better late than never. However let's hope the machines will not be replenished with inferior goods that will not serve any purpose!

    Bala Sunday, 26 November 2017 06:58 PM

    Normally these are for straight cash all over the world in every pub and public toilet and other gathering places - then incognito. Why only EzyCash - leaves a telltale trail.

    aruna Monday, 27 November 2017 08:34 AM

    important to wear a helment while riding

    sena Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:04 AM

    Good idea. However, i bet the machine will be stolen


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