Police yesterday arrested a 54-year-old school bus driver whose right hand was disabled below the elbow and had a defective ear due to a birth defect. The man who was arrested at Horana had not possessed a driving licence too though there had been 30 children in the bust...
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan registrations of vehicles continued a slow recovery in November, except for an increase in small hybrid cars, with no response yet to tax changes announced in the government budget for 2018, a brokerage said. JB Securities said in a report on vehicle registrations in November that...
Jan 14, 2018   There may be a new king of the road – and it’s a robot.MOTOBOT is an autonomous motorcycle-riding ‘bot that can ride standard Yamaha motorcyles at up to 200 kilometres per hour. It’s employed as a research and development rider, to help improve safety and push design and...
The Rajapaksa govt resorted to several “unorthodox” measures in prosecuting the war.  The officials are in a quandary because they do not know what decision would be taken by the political executive. The ambivalent attitude of this “divided at the top” Govt is such that one does not know whether amber...
Home-bred cab aggregator Ola is reportedly looking to set up operations in Australia and New Zealand. The move is aimed at accelerating growth, while also furthering investor Didi Chuxing’s plans to capture the globe ride-hailing market. In line with its expansion goals, Ola has already set up teams in Dhaka,...
As a major driver of the Paris Climate Accord, India has a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. By the year 2030, the Indian government hopes to see only electric vehicles plying on its roads, and cut down the country’s massive crude oil import bill by 30%. Considering the...
Leading global logistics provider, Expolanka Freight (EFL) once again set a new industry benchmark with the obtaining of ISO 14064 certification for the second consecutive year in recognition of its outstanding efforts in recording, monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its entire scope of operations. EFL’s ISO 14064 certification...
The registration of motorcycles and buses showed an increment during 2017, the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) said. DMT Commissioner General A.H.K. Jagath Chandrasiri told the Daily Mirror, the total number of vehicles registered for 2017 was recorded as 448,625. It was 493,325 in 2016. “There is a 44,703 increment on...
The registration of motorcycles and buses showed an increment during 2017, the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) said. DMT Commissioner General A.H.K. Jagath Chandrasiri told the Daily Mirror, the total number of vehicles registered for 2017 was recorded as 448,625. It was 493,325 in 2016. “There is a 44,703 increment on...
Jan 03, 2018   A top Peruvian fire official, Lewis Mejia, stated that the 48 persons were killed and six others hospitalised , when a bus went over the cliff in North of Lima yesterday, January 2.According to the Ministry of Interior, the bodies were found in the bus, the Pacific...
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