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Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that he was against the law that only allows those above 35 years to drive a three wheeler

“I asked for this to be reduced to 25. We have to give the freedom for a person to do the job of his choice” he said at an event in Matara.

Earlier, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said his ministry had decided to impose a minimum age limit of 35 on three-wheeler drivers when issuing driving licenses for passenger transport.

  Comments - 23

  • Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:24 PM

    Some set of guys brings the laws .. and then another set of the same group will oppose it. Like everything else this these guys good for nothing.

    Kanaga Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:30 PM

    Do not waste your time with these,most people would like to see this three wheelers are completely removed from our streets.

    The Good One Monday, 20 August 2018 09:10 AM

    Everyone doesn't deserve a luxury of a motor car like you. Think equally.

    Arnold Monday, 20 August 2018 09:25 AM

    If they could use the money they spend on themselves, to build a light railway like in Singapore or KL, there will be no need for 3 wheelers.

    Cedric Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:32 PM

    He wants to have a uneducated nation and employ people from elsewhere. After 10 years we will have a set to ediots .

    thinktwice Sunday, 19 August 2018 01:08 PM

    what about the pickme n uber driver registrations of 4 wheels then?????

    Cluless Monday, 20 August 2018 02:47 AM

    Idiots you mean? What is your measure of education?

    LS Sunday, 19 August 2018 01:43 PM

    SL Government must introduce the "P-Plate" (Provisional Licence) system as in other countries for new drivers. Then they can control inexperienced drivers from driving taxis for passenger transport for hire.

    Ceylon Sunday, 19 August 2018 02:08 PM

    Siripala is now over 70 years.impose age limit for him too.government workers age limit is 60.

    Huna Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:24 PM

    Appachchi and RW also over 70

    Stunned Lankan Monday, 20 August 2018 09:26 AM

    How about Hitler? He should be well passed 65 too.

    Sammy Sunday, 19 August 2018 02:15 PM

    Agree with Mangala. Only thing is strict compliance with traffic rules should be ensured

    Gayan Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:50 PM

    He is concerned about young men always.

    HOMO-SAPIEN-CE Monday, 20 August 2018 07:56 AM


    theskeptic Tuesday, 21 August 2018 10:35 AM

    more like concerned with votes.

    tha Monday, 20 August 2018 08:44 AM

    "We have to give the freedom for a person to do the job of his choice" is it ok? like prostitution

    The Good one Monday, 20 August 2018 09:17 AM

    There are 1,139,524 TWs registered till 2017. Maybe 30% of those drivers are below 25.Manga, then whats your plan on providing jobs to these TW license removed hundreds of thousand people?Maybe millions are under 25 and driving threLeave them to wandering around streets?

    Jude Monday, 20 August 2018 09:42 AM

    Me too!!! Should be 25 years!!! License should be given after mandatory training course!! And thereafter, every 3 years to repeat the training for all threewheel drivers!!!

    Gunesoma Monday, 20 August 2018 09:53 AM


    Decentgent Monday, 20 August 2018 10:04 AM

    Jude is talking some sense here. Wit the increasing rate of death and other casualties to due careless 3W drivers, perhaps the rule of 35 years over has been recommended by the Transport minister. hat would be the action for those 3W drivers who are now 35? Hence recommend proper training is necessary and also heavy fines are imposed on reckless drivers, let it to be 3W drivers or ppl who drive other vehicles.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Monday, 20 August 2018 10:29 AM

    I don't think Nimal Siripala can take away the fundamental right of an adult to engage in any lawful occupation of his/her choice. Being a lawyer, he should know that it can't be done.

    Raseed Monday, 20 August 2018 11:35 AM

    Why Mangala is interfering with the other Ministry?

    Alex Monday, 20 August 2018 12:46 PM

    Imposing of any law,rule,regulation by the Govt. has become a joke. The next day it will be taken back.In this country we find a different president each day.

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