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Vehicle emission testing centres were planning to request the government to increase the emission testing fares by 10%, senior officials of the Drive Green and LAUGFS Eco Sri emission testing centres said.

Drive Green and LAUGFS Eco Sri were the main vehicle emission testing institutions in the country.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, they said the request was made considering the increase of manufacturing cost and the rent of the mobile locations.

“The importing cost of the emission testing machines was increased due to the SL rupee depreciation against the US$. We have requested to increase the emission testing fares from the Finance Ministry several times but no response was received. Salaries of the employees and the inflation of the stock market also affected the companies. The rental of the testing centres has also increased by 200%,” the officials said.

They said the first emission test centre was established in 2008 and the testing fares were revised until the year 2011 but from 2011 to 2019 no fare revision was done. Therefore, we request a 10% fare increase according to the agreement made with the Department of Motor Traffic, officials further added. (Indika Sri Aravinda)

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  • Sambo Friday, 01 February 2019 07:31 AM

    Do they do an honest check and without favors. Sometimes this test is a big farce.

    hans perlee Friday, 01 February 2019 10:52 AM

    really? Why does every vehicle tested pass the test? they get enough bribes.

    SL Friday, 01 February 2019 10:20 AM

    do they test vehicles or just issuing passed certificate after bribing.there are many vehicles running with huge clouds of smokes.before asking for perks do your JOB PROPERLY and serve the country!

    amaraweera Friday, 01 February 2019 02:26 PM

    not justified. This should be scrapped

    Mushi Friday, 01 February 2019 05:39 PM

    Double blow to the public along with Carbon Tax.

    kal Friday, 01 February 2019 07:49 PM

    Get all govt vehicles, buses, trains , and other on the track doing emi test. Then no need to increase price, their income will be automatically increased. But do it fair - if not [ass the test dont allow it to be on roads / Track.


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