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Permission has been granted today by the government to allow certain appliances could be fitted to trishaws such as decorations etc., Transport State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.

He told the media today that the decision was taken following discussions with three wheeler associations, department heads and the Prime Minister.

The permission was granted considering trishaws as a very convenient mode of transportation during this pandemic situation.

"It was hard to give permission for the modifications, but the Prime Minister ordered to provide certain relief for them," he said.

The relevant gazette notification No. 2240/37 dated August 14, 2021 allows certain, but restricted accessories.

The permission was granted during the period where higher vehicular accidents are being reported. Therefore, no permission was granted to fit accessories that are liable to cause accidents and thereby leaving the safety of the passenger at stake.

According to the gazette notification, the following criteria must be adhered to: Exceed the weight, dimensions or limitations of its prototype; alter its shape, design or modify the external appearance; losing the purpose for which it was manufactured; losing its equilibrium; spreading out the seat space of the driver's and/or passenger's seat; block the view of the windscreen or of the side openings of the driver's and the passengers' cabin; block the view of the rear view mirrors; giving the vehicle a reflective exterior; and installing sharp-edged appliances on the exterior which may cause obstruction or danger to people using the road or its vicinity.

"Both passenger transport and personnel use three wheelers have been granted permission for modifications. The modifications cannot be be mentioned in the gazette. People can do modifications other than the restricted items in the gazette up to a certain extent, "the State Minister said.

Therefore, the Minister requests all trishaw operators not to misuse the allowed perimeters. 

Moreover, he said the officials of the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) and the Transport Ministry are in discussion about giving permission for modifications and necessary upgrading for other vehicles too. The relevant gazette notification on this subject will be issued soon, the State Minister added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 14

  • tharindu Monday, 06 September 2021 03:43 PM

    Lockdown kaley 3wheel eka modify karala gedara saley round gahana tharindu ^_^

    das Monday, 06 September 2021 04:36 PM

    What should be introduced are meters to prevent overcharging all over the country

    Richard Dinkum Monday, 06 September 2021 04:59 PM

    Powerless state minister talking without any points! Charity fund receivers! Poor man suffering without food! Threewheelers what can they do without people? Collect charity funds from all parliamentarians and give them for six months.

    Gona Monday, 06 September 2021 05:21 PM

    This is the most important matter during the pandemic. Surely a stooge has imported these banned items.

    ramesh siri Monday, 06 September 2021 05:36 PM

    what a bunch of idiots running this country,,, i am just asking

    ram Monday, 06 September 2021 05:44 PM

    Why don't the govt. give exemptions over traffic regulations as well.

    Sheriff Sheriff Monday, 06 September 2021 05:57 PM

    Need of the hour. Koheda yanne malle pol.

    vince Monday, 06 September 2021 06:52 PM


    Karu Monday, 06 September 2021 07:18 PM

    So an extra side mirror inside the vehicle to view the passengers legs is legalised.

    Dee Monday, 06 September 2021 07:28 PM

    A really? The need of the hour! To modify a object which should be banned from our roads!

    Arun Monday, 06 September 2021 07:36 PM

    Minister shouldn't allow these things as passengers nowadays having no space to keep their bags since most of the wheelers are fixed with high woofers etc behind the seat. Also as one I told, extra side mirrors to fitted to view passengers personal body features.

    Bulto Monday, 06 September 2021 09:48 PM

    What are the decorations. " Budu Saranai

    Concerned Monday, 06 September 2021 10:03 PM

    Well done minister soon we wil be seeing mercerdez,Rolls Royce , Toyota model auto taxis with boom boxes on the road.This is what I call uplifting comman mans standards.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 07 September 2021 03:30 PM

    What's more important than decorations is the installation of speed control devices in vehicles to stop road deaths.

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