The trishaw fares are due to be increased as a result of the fuel price revision, as one group of three wheel owners have decided to revise the rate per kilometer up to Rs. 40 with effect from Monday, while another group has decided to increase only the stipulated rate of Rs. 50 for the first kilometer without any changes to the rate per kilometer.
All Island Three Wheel Owners Association (AITWOA) Chairman Sudhil Jayaruk speaking to Daily Mirror a short while ago said though the price of Rs. 35 -38 per kilometer will be increased to Rs. 40, they will not be revising the stipulated rate of Rs. 50 for the first kilometer in spite of many requests from meter taxi companies.
However, All Ceylon Three Wheeler Drivers Union (ACTWDU) Chairman Lalith Dharmasekara said they will be revising the fixed price of the first kilometer from the current rate of Rs. 50 to Rs. 60, but added the presently maintained Rs. 32 per kilometer, will remain unrevised.
“We are compelled to increase the prices following today’s increase because the members of our association did not revise the charges during the previous fuel price revisions,” he added. (Lakna Paranamanna)