Three-wheeler fares increase

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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)
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  • Ranjit Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:40 AM

    Revision is required due to rising COL, fuel price increase and increase in the cost of maintenance. Taxi fare of Rs 60 for the first kilometer and 35 for next kilometers, is reasonable.

    vedha Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    so many people to talk against the halal certification fee paid by rich companies ,no one to protest agaist 3wheel Mafia via DM Android App

    PRANANDU Sunday, 24 February 2013 03:34 AM

    No one has any controll over three weelers. They increace their fares when ever they want,each three weel charges differant fares,look at your face and dicide the fare.Can some boidy do some thing about this?

    Lanka gem Sunday, 24 February 2013 03:44 AM

    We wish if all third grade people who are driving these three wheelers can be banned in colombo city ..it's a menace...

    Gerarddlm Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:11 PM

    A threewheeler does aprox. 25 kmpl. The price of fuel was incresed by Rs 3/= per liter which means the increase in fare should work out to Rs 0.12 cts. per Km. What these guy's should remember is that the more they increase fares the less hires they get!!!!

    Ranjith Sunday, 24 February 2013 07:59 PM

    And third grade politicians and their thug loyalists to be chased out of SL It's a menace too

    Sumathy S Sunday, 24 February 2013 08:38 PM

    closer to 1 million 3 wheels in service, with 1.5 million depends on its earnings. Closer to 2 million people use 3 wheels daily so do the maths for the turnover. ?

    Silas Tuesday, 26 February 2013 06:02 AM

    Sky rocketing cost of living??? nah.. a food certificate is much more important to us sri lankans...

    M.R.M Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:29 AM

    BBS until m_da people like yourl are there in here.

    M R is lucky not 100 even if it is 200 yourl will just wait

    And fight for a small logo,with no reason.

    What a shame to our mother land,among the international community.
    Don't yourl feel it.

    Mushi Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    All these increases not balanced by corresponding increase in household's income can result in collapse of economy soon.Govt wake up pls! via DM Android App

    tintin Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:33 AM

    what about the food items also being increased ??
    this will be done for sure!

    Sean Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    this is absurd via DM Android App

    UnlimitedBB Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:58 AM

    Almost all the 3 wheels in Colombo are already charging Rs.40 per Kilometer! Government should implement standard rate for all Metered 3 Wheeler.

    Silmiya Pura Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:58 AM

    At lease wheeler drivers are saved by increasing their charges, but from where we can increase our income???

    countrycitizen Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:07 AM

    The beginning of a lanka spring

    mohamed Monday, 25 February 2013 08:35 AM

    AMY what you said is correct, not 50/= some time more, why the concernt minister look in to it, or appoint a cabint minister for it, than the problem is over

    Bodu Bala Sena Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:21 AM

    Oh please people, increase it by a 100 rupees if you want.

    All we care is about the removal of the little halal logo on my sausage packet.

    AJ-DXB Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    v knew whn dis Halal issue came up, there wilB some price hikes ;o) via DM Android App

    reviewcric Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:29 AM

    I dont blame them. This govt only increases prices.. never gives relief!

    Nangi Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:34 AM

    Bread, vegetables, electricity to follow.

    John Monday, 25 February 2013 03:37 AM

    Does Cabraal read these comments.....?

    John Monday, 25 February 2013 03:39 AM

    Mugabe may take offence being compared to SL?!

    True to one Saturday, 23 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Look for alternative non halal fuel. Speak out why are we paying so much for fuel. Can we go back to our ancient ways. Boycott middle East fuel via DM Android App

    sudu budu Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:23 PM

    All budu helu, kudu helu and the rest drink you own kasaye.

    Support MR govt for another 5 terms

    PeaceLover Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    prices are always increasing. ...the war is long over...patiently waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! (DOES IT EXIST? ) via DM Android App

    godofwar Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:15 AM

    madi madi madi, thawa wadi karanna, so we will end up like somalians.

    Road runner Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:18 AM

    Rob like politicos.

    anonymous Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    The cost of living its rising day by day......... via DM Android App

    akashi Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    time to appoint a cabinet minister for three wheelers to look into these matters more effectively and for him to get rich quick. move over ZIMBABWE....we are abt to beat you to the title "ECONOMIC BASTARD OF THE WORLD" via DM Android App

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:02 AM

    My car runs on water !

    ss Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:04 AM

    In Kandy they have been charging more than 100/Km

    Amy Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    we r already paying @Rs.50/ per km via DM Android App

    AJ-DXB Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:56 PM

    agreed


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