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Foreigners to be offered driving license at airport, demerit system from April

Fees for obtaining driving license: USD25 for one month, USD50 for three months, USD75 for six months, USD200 for year

March 22, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Cargills launches EV charging facility at supermarket chain

'Charge while you shop' initiative to offer electric vehicle charging stations at multiple Cargills retail locations

March 21, 2024 1 min read

Electrateq to convert Sri Lanka three-wheelers to electric from petrol

Production facility at Maradana Railway Department warehouse will convert petrol three-wheels and non-electric tricycles

March 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka extends expat electric vehicle import scheme to June

Extension of an electrical vehicle import licence scheme meant for Sri Lankan expatriates

March 6, 2024 1 min read
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Sri Lanka’s DMT to end backlog in issuing 865,000 licenses for temporary holders by Oct 2024

Sri Lanka suspended printing laminated driving licenses after severe dollar shortages amid economic crisis

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Sri Lanka's United Motors acquires Dutch Lanka Trailer

Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers has now become a fully owned subsidiary of United Motors Lanka Plc

China EV maker BYD ties up with JKH of Sri Lanka

BYD makes cars, buses, trucks, battery storage and electric charging systems

November 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to implement new vehicle revenue licence issuing system

A new system of issuing vehicle licences called eRL 2.0 is to be implemented in 8 provinces

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 30, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka sees more than one elephant killed daily in 2023 - data

The island nation has been using its tuskers to attract more foreign visitors to boost nature tourism

July 19, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka President opens electric vehicle assembly plant

Will produce tractors, three and two wheelers

March 3, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka to promote electric vehicles with renewable power expansion

A study by the University of Moratuwa has found that 60 per cent of the air pollution was caused by vehicle emissions.

July 13, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka auto workshops say they can fix state vehicles at a lower cost

Sri Lanka Automobile Service Association representing automobile repair workshops around the country say they could repa...

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 18, 2020 3 min read

New Range Rover Evoque — City Car or Softroader?

Sam D. Smith
April 4, 2020 5 min read

A new leaf for MG? — The MG HS

The MG HS is the latest offering from the originally British but now Chinese-controlled auto manufacturer. Think not of ...

Sam D. Smith
March 15, 2020 5 min read

BMW 530e — One for the drivers left amongst us

The BMW 5-Series is a hugely-important car in the Bavarian automaker's model architecture. The 3, 5, and 7 have been aro...

Sam D. Smith
March 7, 2020 5 min read

Mahindra & Ideal Motors roll-out the KUV100 NXT K6+ to the market

The latest KUV100 from Mahindra has been launched to Sri Lankan consumers. Assembled in Sri Lanka, the first KUV100s hav...

March 1, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka auto garages lobby regulations for domestic protection

Sri Lanka's automobile repair service (garages) are pushing for state controls to stop agents of major brands from quick...

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 1, 2020 5 min read

Southern Expressway: Final stretch opens to public

The final stretch of the Southern Expressway was declared open on Sunday by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Mini...

February 24, 2020 1 min read

Completed Southern Highway opens tomorrow

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will declare open the last two phases of the Southern Expressway tomorrow and the Road Deve...

February 22, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's petrol, diesel prices lower if price formula was in place: Sajith

Sri Lanka's fuel prices would have fallen in February if a monthly fuel price formula was not abolished by the new admin...

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 21, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to revive China's CNTIC backed Ruwanpura expressway

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Highways had been given the nod by the cabinet of ministers to seek a proposal from China Nation...

February 21, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka vehicle registrations pick-up in Jan 2020

Sri Lanka's new automobile registrations picked up to 34,475 in January 2020, up from an unusually low 25,291 a month ea...

February 18, 2020 1 min read

The King Goes Hybrid — Range Rover P400E Autobiography

When the covers came off the very first Range Rover in June of 1970, the whole world sat up and took notice, because the...

Sajiv Weerakoon
February 15, 2020 7 min read

Ford Ranger XLT: Can the blue oval's pick-up unseat the local competition?

The latest Ranger XLT comes into a market that is dominated by the likes of Toyota’s Hilux and the Mitsubishi L200, wi...

Jason Diaz
February 8, 2020 5 min read

Audi agent in Sri Lanka eyes stronger sales in 2020, pleads for stable policies

Drive One (Pvt) Ltd, agents for Germany-based Audi in Sri Lanka is expecting a revival in the vehicle market, which coul...

February 4, 2020 3 min read

Does the facelifted Jeep Renegade offer enough to be a credible SUV?

The Renegade spearheads this push to convert car users into Jeep-lovers, while offering an alternative for hard-core ent...

Sam D. Smith
February 3, 2020 3 min read