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The fare for the first kilometre in a three-wheeler would be increased by Rs.10 by midnight today,  All-Island Three-Wheeler Drivers' Union President Lalith Dharmasekera announced.

He said the decision was taken after the government took a decision to increase fuel prices from tonight.

“Three-wheeler fares have not been increased for the last six years and I, as a union leader, was against increasing three-wheeler fares. We charged Rs.50 for the first kilometre which now becomes Rs.60. The cost for the second kilometre is Rs. 40,” he said.

The government first let Lankan Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) increase fuel prices and then let Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) follow suit, he said.

We have nothing left to do except increase the minimum fare. We do not have any support from the government. We earn our living by what we get from our customers. We are sorry for inconveniencing them in this manner, he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Unchikun Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:47 PM

    Yes, that is logical. The three wheelers burn the most amount of fuel compared to the rest of the vehicles. So what?

    DHA Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:56 PM

    The very moment petrol prices goes up all commodities prices are uped the moment petrol prices are reduced the rates remain the same...

    Dee Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:47 PM

    Seems like 3 wheelers consume more fuel than a V8!

    Summa Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:10 PM

    Govt says the fuel prices to be monitored and revised once in every 2 months. Hopefully dear 3Wheelers will follow suit.

    Jay Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:59 PM

    These guys wait for an opportunity. When this government was elected in 2015 what was the price of fuel? After the decrease in price did these wheelers lower their rates? Some of our people are idiotic.

    Sambo Friday, 11 May 2018 07:02 AM

    When the price of fuel was even higher than this the fare was much less and they want to increase the price. These union presidents only understands to increase and rob the public. We walk the distance but won't spend on three wheelers.

    Ravi Friday, 11 May 2018 07:28 AM

    These 3 wheeler morons should be banned for ever.

    Asoka Friday, 11 May 2018 07:50 AM

    but when the fuel prices were down did they reduce the fare? NO!

    Jaffer Friday, 11 May 2018 11:24 AM

    Unfair.Fellows did not reduce the farewhen petrol price was reduced from 150 downwardsto 117.Why increase now?If they cantt afford let them find alternative employment.

    AJ Friday, 11 May 2018 03:08 PM

    A 3 wheeler can run more than 25Km on a single liter of fuel. Therefore the increase in fuel of Rs. 20/- will result in increase in operators cost of Cents 80. Why increase by Rs. 10/-People should start using Nano cabs in Pickme which is cheaper.

    Wedage Friday, 11 May 2018 08:21 PM

    Diffinately we should curtail or minimised hiring out 3 Wheeler's. Recently their was a protest carried out by three Wheeler's against installing Meters. Only Colombo and suburbs have meters installed.


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