Motorists beware: Trishaw drivers staging accidents to fleece you

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Trishaw drivers are believed to be operating a racket targeting luxury vehicles in Colombo to claim money, sources said.

They said several incidents had been reported, where trishaw drivers had claimed money from unsuspecting motorists claiming that the side mirrors of their trishaws had been damaged.

It was also reported that in some of the cases when the motorists got out of their vehilces to negotiate the culprits had fled off with the wallets.

The Police advised motorists to complain to the nearest police station in case they were victims of such incidents.

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  • sobers Wednesday, 28 June 2017 05:28 PM

    This has been going on for a long time. It is well known that many criminal activities are carried out using trishaws.

    Plain clothes police Wednesday, 28 June 2017 05:29 PM

    The solution will be for the police to travel plain clothes in unmarked vehicles and nab the errant trishaw drivers.

    Dee Wednesday, 28 June 2017 05:37 PM

    Unregulated trishaw should be banned. Anyway the trishaw is a trade mark of a third world country. Hope they disappear from the surface of the planet soon.

    ceylon Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:20 PM

    population 21 millionlast year crimes 1 million.reason is weakness of prosecution light punishments.due to lanka dont have a justice ministerpeople suffer. via DM Android App

    Ganesh Friday, 30 June 2017 08:53 AM

    There are 90 % present three wheel drivers are uneducated thugs who should be banned . These idiots always talk filth and are rude to customers as well.

    p.b.Herat Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:57 PM

    Not only Trishaw Drivers. There are young racketeers down Armour Street who strike the side of the vehicle with their hand and then pretend that they were hit by the vehicle. All these crooks should be locked up.

    Dave Goonawardena Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:08 PM

    Take a minute to read this as it may help and save you.In a event like this or similar mainly at night immediatelytake your mobile and photograph the vehicle mainly the number plate. Then if possible get a picture of the person who stopped you or hit your vehicle , then send picture toyour family or friend . Keep your doors locked and windows up at all times do not get out till your picture has been sent.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:55 PM

    Time to remove three wheels from Colombo city

    nick Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:14 PM

    this is going on with different style as well as someone comes running & says the car went over their foot or in fact come front & fall never ever stop just go to police as all the surrounding is a set up dont even speak to them just drive if can take a picture of them & share on social media via DM Android App

    Lima Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:48 PM

    NO NEED ANYTHING , KEEP A IRON ROD AND HAMMER THE BUGGER LEFT AND RIGHT , WE HAVE TOLD ALL MY COLLEAGUES TO DO THIS HAMMERING , NO MERCY , NO NEED POLICE , WE ACT ON OUR OWN , THEN THESE RASCALS TRISHAW DRIVERS WILL LEARN . NO WASTE OF TIME TO GO TO POLICE AND WRITE PAGES OF COMPLAINTS AND BAIL OUT , IF YOU HAMMER NO BAIL OUT HE WILL BE IN HOSPITAL FOR EVER , THAT IS THE LESSON

    Tariq Q Sunday, 02 July 2017 06:21 PM

    The 3 Wheelers are an absolute menace in the country. They need to be either taken off the streets or there needs to be a control in awarding licences/permits to such owners.If at all they are allowed to operate, there has to be a strict police control on their driving habits and heavy penalties imposed upon them should they break the law.

    Raja Thursday, 29 June 2017 05:25 AM

    The police are also involved persuading to settle with trishaw drivers and split the amount with the drivers

    LG (person who comes to Colombo frequently) Monday, 03 July 2017 02:24 PM

    I fully agree with all comments concerning 3 wheelers .Please take one thing into our consideration.If all those 3 wheelers decide to stay away from the roadsfor a couple of days, I am convinced in Colombo all prevailing system will be collapsed. If government is not able to provide functioning transfort services ,all those three wheelers are the kings of the road. Since 2/3 of urban population depend of them on their day-today needs.

    concern Thursday, 29 June 2017 05:45 AM

    At present we fall into fifth world country !

    Siri de Alwis Thursday, 29 June 2017 06:29 PM

    Not only from Colombo City form entire country. Dumpt all three wheelers, if possible, with the drivers at the deepest place in the indian ocean.Siri

    Jayanthi Gunewardena Thursday, 29 June 2017 07:31 AM

    Ladies beware. This happens in nugegoda,Nawala area. Best is to suggest going to the police station which they do not want to do. Try to take a photograph or write down the no. Of the 3 wheeler to be given to the police.

    cheyne wikramathilaka Friday, 30 June 2017 11:21 AM

    Most of these tri-shaw drivers utterly lack respect and common courtesy. Its because of their lawlessness and filthy attitudes that even the USA and other countries are warning tourists to be aware of them. They are involved in all the crime so rampant today in our beautiful country. Hope they will be regulated by law.

    Mohan De Slva Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:10 AM

    Beware It happen to me at Madampitiya Road Colombo 15 Now I never drive down short cuts to avoid traffic, use only main roads they will be some one to help


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