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Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama, MP Kumara Welgama and former Eastern Province Chief Minister and current National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority Chairman Nazir Ahamed seen yesterday at the launch of Mahindra Treo electric tuk-tuk, the first-ever electric three-wheeler in Sri Lanka. The electric tuk-tuk is priced at just below a million rupees and can travel up to 130-kilometres in one charge. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd anticipates utilising Sri Lanka as a model to promote the vehicle in several states in India. 


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  • Jaliya Thursday, 28 March 2019 02:33 PM

    Environmentally friendly hypothetically dangerous the newest addition to our roads. Unlike the conventional Tuk this death trap will be illuminating sparks and can vanish in to a cloud of smoke with its passengers during our world renown reckless driving competitions. Welcome to sri lanka how may we kill you ?

    Francesco Maltoni Friday, 29 March 2019 03:10 PM

    Do not forget that old tuk tuks works on gasoline. The topic of emergency response must be addressed and safety procedures implemented. It just requires a little training for emergency responders. The topic of battery recycling must be addressed.

    Sam pasquel Thursday, 28 March 2019 05:28 PM

    That’s a joke. We are already suffering without enough power and now these jokers have introduced more energy guzzling dear traps!

    Francesco Maltoni Friday, 29 March 2019 03:12 PM

    There is even more incentive to install more decentralised solar and wind energy. Moreover used E-tuk tuk batteries can be used to stabilize the electric grid at critical chockepoints


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