Dec 20, 2016

Govt. to limit trishaw imports

Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has said that the ministry had decided to limit the importation of trishaws.

Speaking during a discussion with several three-wheeler associations at the ministry yesterday (19), the minister had said that it was also decided to issue licences to drive trishaws to persons above the age of 35 years.

Noting that transportation in trishaws had commenced from the 1980s, the minister said that there were about 1.2 million three-wheelers in the country and that there were no laws to regulate the service.

Nine points were taken up during the discussion and the trishaw associations have presented several proposals.