The All-Island School Van Operators Association (AISVOA) and the All-Island Three-Wheeler Drivers' Union (AITWDU) lamented that they are unable to continue with the service as the prices of lubricants, spare parts and all other accessories have gone beyond the level of affordability.
Both these associations say that the prices of the said spares and accessories have gone up three times their existing prices.
AITWDU President Lalith Dharmasekera said they are unable to use three-wheelers for transportation owing to multifold price increase. We are pushed into a critical situation.
We have to pay exorbitant charges when we subject the vehicle for necessary service.
Therefore, both associations requested the government to take tangible action to reduce the prices of lubricants and other accessories. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)