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New number plates bearing three English letters are to be introduced to all new motor vehicles registered in the country, after a lapse of 12 years. Pictured here are the new number plates bearing AAA being made. Pic by Kushan Pathiraja

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  • Kosapsip Pugal Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:01 AM

    you can use either petrol or diesel

    Cyclops Thursday, 09 August 2012 01:55 AM

    For every change there is a kickback!!!

    sara Thursday, 09 August 2012 02:43 AM

    only hope it will not create another "Z" score at the end.

    It is a shame we cannot hold an Examination without creating problems, we cannot import a liter of petrol/deisel without creating a problem.

    US have landed it's Rover we are only talking big.

    Dam Thursday, 09 August 2012 03:27 AM

    where is the "LINE" ( - ) mark oh its missing

    Sarneris Thursday, 09 August 2012 03:52 AM

    I dont see the P for Petrol or D for diesel.

    I am sure it will be added later on with much fanfare and another increase in cost.

    Sammy Thursday, 09 August 2012 03:57 AM

    What a mess we have made regarding registration numbers for motor vehicles. Why could not there have been foresight and this issue sorted out once and for all?

    Common Cense Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:02 AM

    Wow we have to inform vehicle manufacturers to keep a bigger space to put up the number plates. I don't get why they want to have the province code. We are smaller than a state in India.

    Hamzie - Qatar Thursday, 09 August 2012 09:30 AM

    Why cant they learn from other developed countries numbering system. Take an example of UK, They had a numbering system based on model, which they discontinued in year 2000. Now UK is using an excellent numbering system (Alpha Numeric), which can be used for a longer period for millions of vehicles.

    P.S. Please don't use Qatar model, it is rubbish.

    roadrunner Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:09 AM

    why couldnt they foresee this situation and in the beginning ?
    at the rate we are going its better to have all the digits in Alphabets.

    Mohammed Jihad Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:29 AM

    again a unwanted expences..

    sltk2004 Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:39 AM

    Are the law enforcement agencies aware of this (example traffic police)? If not vehicles with these new numbers will surely be in trouble...

    Dhan1234 Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:28 PM

    Well at least we will see a bunch of hilarious number plates on the road in a few years time.. Eg: XXX 6969

    eydec Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:39 AM

    Who is the idiot eliminate “SRI” ???????????????
    If “SRI” is there also we can go up to three digits, then why again three digits
    Can believe these kind of polish things

    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 09 August 2012 04:56 AM

    Soon the plates will be wider than the cars that are made.

    Ismail Sadurdeen Thursday, 09 August 2012 05:09 AM

    They dont have the P or D under the dash...Sri lankan number plates have lost their uniqueness now :/

    Kos Ata Kabraal Thursday, 09 August 2012 10:43 AM

    What was the need for this expensive change? What was wrong with the old SRI plates?

    maxi Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:42 AM

    this will also corrupt after few years,,,
    what do you think abt this ...
    C-AA-1234 - for cars
    V-AA-1234 - for vans
    M-AA-1234 - for M/Cycles
    B-AA-1234 - for Buses
    L-AA-1234 - For Lorries
    D-AA-1234 - For Dual purpose or ect...

    just AAA-1234 will also face same problem in the future...

    spyboy Thursday, 09 August 2012 06:23 AM

    anyway i think the ZZ range is over, so definitly they will have to go for AAA now, that's the scene

    IVJ Wednesday, 08 August 2012 11:42 PM

    Back to basics, "A" for Apple, "B" for".............!!

    Jack in the Box Thursday, 09 August 2012 07:32 AM

    ideally it should be Wp AAA - 1234 and where is the "P" "D" No space to put it ?????

    warra09 Thursday, 09 August 2012 07:25 AM

    time to bring customized number plates.

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