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A 40-meters stretch of road from Maliban Junction in Galle Road to Attidiya Road will be closed for a period of 45 days with effect from today (Jan. 07) due to a water purification project in the Ratmalana area. Western Province Traffic DIG informs the public, entering or exiting Attidiya Road, ...

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Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 12:42:05 LKT


Apparently inspired by the Southern Expressway SLTB bus service, private bus owners yesterday decided to introduce semi-luxury buses to replace normal buses on all urban feeder routes around the country to provide a fast and convenient transport for passengers.   The Lanka Private Bus Owners...

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Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 12:33:48 LKT


Portugal´s Carlos Sousa steers his Great Wall during the Stage 5 of the 2012 Dakar Rally between Chilecito and Fiambala, Argentina, on January 5, 2012. AFP

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Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 12:29:52 LKT


The Ministry of Ports and Highways says that buses will be deployed on the Southern Expressway beginning from January 1, 2012. Secretary of the Ministry RWR Premadasa stated that the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has been granted approval to deploy two specially imported buses. Meanwhile the N...

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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 13:07:34 LKT


The Southern Expressway, Sri Lankas first highway which runs from Kottawa to Pinnaduwa had earned an estimated income of 24 Lakhs on Christmas day. According to sources at the ministry over 12,000 vehicles used the expressway on the day.(H.F) Sourse:  http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/15709-rec...

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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 12:56:26 LKT


A luxury bus service will commence from next near on the Southern Expressway, Director (operations) of the expressway B.D.K. Bandara said This decision was taken at a meeting between the Sri Lanka Transport Commission and the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) which was held at the Road Development...

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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 08:46:55 LKT


Lanka´s number one race driver, Dilantha Malagamuwa, and Sriyan Samuel excelled in the Colombo Night Race with two wins to their credit. In a race where speed and power was the talking point, Malagamuwa displayed superb driving skills and courage against some of the overseas drivers who came f...

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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 11:06:46 LKT


The inaugural Colombo Night Race on Friday and Saturday will showcase the most powerful and fast cars that will ever assemble on Sri Lankan roads. The race fill feature Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 997 GT 3, Porsche 996 GT3, Nismo 380 RS and Lotus cars, which are supremely powerful and faster t...

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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 10:15:21 LKT


Legal action has been taken against 155 drivers who violated traffic regulations applicable to the Southern Expressway for the last 15 days after the opening of the highway for traffic. Police said the drivers concerned were charged for excessive speed, causing accident due to reckless driving an...

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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 09:42:20 LKT


The roads in Colombo area will be closed to make way for the Colombo Night Races which will to be held tonight. The roads will be closed from 7.00pm to 6.00am today (16th) and again from 6.00pm Saturday (17th) to 6.00am on Sunday (18th). Public and private sector employees are advised to take a...

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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 09:32:08 LKT


It has been reported that a large number of traders at Manning Market are protesting against the law on transporting vegetables which has resulted in a traffic jam from the  Pettah area. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/15414-traffic-jam-in-pettah.html

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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 09:58:36 LKT


By Mirudhula Thambiah A new method of detecting speeding vehicles travelling on the Southern Expressway will be adopted by the Traffic Police in the near future. New technology equipment named the TruCAM Laser Gun will be used to detect speeding on the expressway. This laser gun can also detect...

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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 17:05:46 LKT


By Jaliya WIJEYEKOON B.D.L. Dharmapriya Environmental pollution had been increasing rapidly in Urban and suburban areas of the country with the introduction of free economic policies in the late seventies, mainly due to the massive rise in the number of vehicles plying the roads ever...

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Posted on Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 12:11:23 LKT


The Puttalam-Mannar road has been temporarily close due to the rising water levels of the Kala Oya, the Puttalam Disaster Management Centre stated. The water levels of the Kala Oya have risen due to the opening of the sluice gates at the Rajanganaya reservoir, the centre further revealed. The six sl...

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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:44:17 LKT


The pictures show the first accident which took place on the Southern Expressway this morning at Kahatuduwa. The expressway was declared open last morning, in a ceremony by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pix by Buddika Kumarasiri Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/caption-story/15066-first-accident-...

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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:28:13 LKT


E01 a monument to Lanka’s post war recovery - MR Southern expressway opened Work on Jaffna-Colombo highway shortly November 27, 2011, 9:24 pm By Shamindra Ferdinando President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday declared that the rapid development of the road network in the post-war era was part...

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Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 10:12:40 LKT


New registration numbers with three English letters beginning with AAA will be introduced for motorbikes once the current series ends, the Government Information Department stated. Sourse: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=15863

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Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 09:20:20 LKT


There is a massive traffic jam at Horton place and roads running into the area due to a VIP movement. Motorists are advised to take alternative routes. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/14980-massive-traffic-jam-at-down-horton-place.html

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Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 09:17:41 LKT


A severe traffic jam along High Level Road from Maharagama to Nugegoda has been reported due to road construction, Police stated. Motorists have been advised to use alternate routes. Sourse: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=15856

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Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 10:05:52 LKT


Vehicle registration charges are to be revised and there will be an increase for the luxury vehicle tax. There will be a 50% tax cut for vehicles in the tourism industry and a 50% tax reduction on tyres for buses and lorries. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/14903-budget-2012-increase-in-ve...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 10:07:15 LKT


The Road Development Authority (RDA) has announced the toll fees to be levied on vehicles plying on the Southern Expressway which is the country´s first Expressway running from Colombo to Galle. Toll charges will be levied in four categories for all vehicles. The access controlled Exp...

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Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 09:50:17 LKT


Sri Lankans and foreigners will have the rare opportunity of engaging in sporting events along the Southern Expressway today and tomorrow before it is opened to vehicular traffic on November 27. Deputy Highway’s Minister Nirmala Kotelawala said cricket, elephant races, volleyball, cycling a...

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Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 09:39:23 LKT


Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have been installed along the Southern Expressway to prevent accidents, to monitor the selling of tickets and to control speed violations   These CCTV cameras have been installed at all eight entry points to the toll way from Kottawa to Pinnaduwa in Ga...

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Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:48:40 LKT


An old building in Union Place has collapsed, obstructing the road and causing traffic congestion in the area, Police stated. No one has been reported injured in the incident while police added that authorities have engaged in clearing the road. Sourse: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=15773

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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:52:16 LKT


Lankan motor racing enthusiasts were provided a great experience of rally racing coupled with a barrel load of fun when Sri Lanka´s foremost motor racing team EZY Racing along with their clothing partner Crocodile, gave 100 EZY Racing fans a taste of the fun side of rallying in the inaugur...

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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:03:39 LKT


Irangika Range The government will deploy two super luxury Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses to transport passengers on the Southern Expressway, which will be opened on November 27. The super luxury bus service will be inaugurated from Galle on November 27. Super luxury bus services wi...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:37:18 LKT


The Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Road in Battaramulla will be closed for a short period due to a VIP function and motor traffic will be restricted on the Pelawatte Janakala Road. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/14767-sl-japan-friendship-road-closed-for-short-period.html

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Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:28:23 LKT


By Don Asoka Wijewardena Private bus operators yesterday decided to call off their planned strike after the government agreed to permit a fare hike of 3.5 per cent. A Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) delegation which met Private Transport Minister C. B. Ratnayaka made th...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 09:25:29 LKT


There has been no response so far from the government to the request for a fuel subsidy for bus operators, who have been adversely affected by the recent fuel price hike, the Sri Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association said. President of the association Gemunu Wijeratne declared that if a po...

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Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 09:21:02 LKT


Traffic police manning the Southern Expressway are to whiz past in 2600cc engine capacity high speed Subaru Imprezza cars which can accelerate to 100 km/h within few seconds to catch traffic offenders. A special police division to handle traffic on expressways set up by the Police Department is c...

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Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 08:59:51 LKT


The Road Development Authority said that the Southern Expressway will be opened on November 27. The minimum toll fee will be Rs.100 while the toll for the full distance will be Rs.400 for a car, the Government Information Department stated. Sourse: www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=15670

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Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 10:10:00 LKT


Modern, spacious and world class type articulated buses each carrying 275 passengers could be a reality soon in the city under an initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Transport.   A pilot run is slated for early next year with the importation of the first ever articulated bus at a cost...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 09:57:11 LKT


The Colombo Night Races and the Electric Peacock Festival are ready to set the streets of Colombo with an event this city has never seen before will be worked off on December 16 and 17 at the Galle Face Green and For t areas. Both organisers have accepted the challenge to provide a weekend like ...

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Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 10:05:28 LKT


By Don Asoka Wijewardena Transport Minister Kumara Welagama yesterday said that the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLCTB) was in dire financial straits owing to the latest diesel price hike. The government last week increased the price of a litre of diesel by Rs. 8. Minister Welgama said that the S...

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Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 09:52:59 LKT


The National Transport Commission (NTC) and Private Transport Ministry will have discussions yesterday to decide on the possibility of increasing bus fares for a second time this year after diesel prices rose recently.   NTC senior officials said a decision was made to review the possibility...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 09:45:26 LKT


Motorists will risk having their driving licences suspended for up to a year under a Driver Improvement Points system to be implemented next year, a top official said yesterday. The regulations under the Motor Traffic Act had been worked out by Transport Minister Kumar Welgama but its implementa...

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Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 09:49:02 LKT


The Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club (SLMCC) along with the Army Motor Sports Committee (AMSC) has finalized arrangements to conduct the inaugural Walawe Supercross 2011 for motor cars and motor cycles at the Uda Walawe Army Supercross Track in Sevanagala Uda Walawe on November 19 and 20. The SLMCC ha...

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Posted on Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 13:18:30 LKT


Vehicle imports and new registrations in Sri Lanka have risen in an outstanding level during the last few months. As per the Central Bank stats, Car imports, trishaw imports and motorcycle imports have risen from 62 percent, 30 percent and 18 percent respectively, during the month of August. Sim...

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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 12:02:17 LKT


Ceylon Motor Sports Club (CMSC) and Carlton Sports Network (CSN) will conduct the first ever “Colombo Drag Race” on the November 5 at Green Path, in Colombo 7. A drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over a measured distance. The distance bein...

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Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 13:26:30 LKT


It is essential that a joint timetable is created, as there is an excess of buses in Sri Lanka, says Secretary of the All Island Private Bus Owners’ Union Federation, Anjana Priyanjith. He pointed out that the conitinues issuing of route permits for buses by the Western Province Passenger ...

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Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:30:31 LKT


A bowser truck veered off the road and crashed into a house in Gamapha today (October 20) while travelling towards Kandy on the Colombo-Kandy road, killing the driver and his assistant while injuring a woman residing in the house. The injured woman was rushed to the Gampaha hospital while post-morte...

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Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 17:01:08 LKT


The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) stated that compensation for all motorists, whose vehicles suffered damages due to pumping substandard petrol, will be compensated before November 15.   The CPC stated that it will compensate around 3300 vehicle owners who made complaints regarding damages...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 10:35:46 LKT


A special traffic plan has been implemented on Galle road from 6.45 a.m. to 7.45 a.m. on weekdays in order to control the heavy traffic, Police Media Spokesman SSP Maxi Procter stated. Vehicles travelling into Colombo will have three dedicated lanes from the Maliban junction to the William junction ...

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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 10:02:56 LKT


A special traffic plan is being implemented in the Kolonnawa area today (October 12) from 9 a.m. in view of the funeral ceremony of former Parliamentarian Baratha Lakshman Premachandra, Police stated. The road leading to Dematagoda from the Kolonnawa junction as well as the road leading from Dematag...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 11:20:12 LKT


Two luxury bus services will be launched in two weeks to upgrade the country’s transport technology and to reduce traffic congestion in the Colombo city the Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) said today.   PBOA Chairman Gemunu Wijeyratne said the a large number of buses currently ru...

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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 09:39:28 LKT


Six persons including a child were killed due to an accident between two lorries at Wariyapola in Kurunegala, the Wariyapola Hospital reported. Sourse: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=15277

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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 16:29:20 LKT


Two women were killed today morning due to accident between a van and a tipper on the Kekirawa-Dambulla main road near Algama, Police said. Six persons were injured in the collision. The driver of the tipper has been arrested and will be produced before the Kekirawa Magistrate Courts, Police said....

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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 16:21:34 LKT


The traffic plan rehearsed in the Cinnamon Gardens area yesterday and today will come into effect permanently from 1am on Wednesday (October 05), according to a police release. However, slight changes are to be made to the traffic plan, intended to reduce traffic within Colombo, before it is imp...

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Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 09:52:15 LKT


Sanjeewa Ambawatte and Rahul Uluwita came on top at the gruelling 600 km three stage event at Matara. The Motor Plus Southern Monsoon Rally concluded over the weekend saw this duo driving with tact through the wilderness of the tough terrain and ended the three stage rally with only 59 points agai...

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Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:31:43 LKT


Private bus operators plying the 119 Maharagama-Dehiwala route are on strike since today morning. The bus operators are protesting a statement made by the Maharagama Mayor that they will not be accommodated at the Maharagama bus stand. Sourse: ttp://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=15150

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Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 21:26:55 LKT


Lanka IOC has reduced the price of a litre of diesel by Rs. 3 with effect from today, LIOC told Ada Derana. Hence the new price of a litre of diesel is Rs. 82.

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Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 15:33:53 LKT


The train accident has killed one person and injured over 20 when three trains collided at Alawwa. The Police said the injured have been admitted to Alawwa Hospital and the seriously injured are being transferred to the Kurunegala Hospital. Sri Lanka Railways sources said the accident took place aft...

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Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 12:16:01 LKT


The purchase of oil in future will be only permitted after a newly appointed cabinet subcommittee scrutinizes and approves the purchase, a reliable government source said yesterday. He said a number of top level management changes were expected at CEYPETCO including that of Chairman Harry Jayaward...

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Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 09:25:49 LKT


The coastal railway line from Aluthgama to Galle will be closed from midnight today for six months. Addressing the media earlier this month, the Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama said the rail track will be closed for upgrading under the second phase of the high-speed southern railway project. T...

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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:06:54 LKT


Powered by his usual gusto and never say die attitude, Pasindu Peiris stole the limelight at Gajaba Supercross 2011, at Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, on Sunday. Pasindu won both SL-GT Cars up to 3500 CC races with a considerable ease and clinched two runner-up awards in the Group SL-H cars up to 160...

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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 10:59:42 LKT


The 4×4 Off Road race “Power of Wheels” Xtreme 4×4 Trophy -2001” organized by Negombo Off Road, Club (NORC) will be held on September 4 in Katana’s Pathigagodella track. This race track is located in the vicinity an eye-catching grass land bordering a natural m...

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Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 10:50:50 LKT


All arrangements have been finalized to conduct the much looked forward to motor racing event of the year, the Gajaba Suprcross, organized by the Gajaba Regiment Centre in Saliyapura to be held at the Saliyapura motor racing track in Anuradapura on August 28. The Gajaba Supercross which is th...

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Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 09:29:29 LKT


*Initial checks on ministry vehicles *Buses the worst polluters Disna MUDALIGE Immediate steps have been taken to conduct vehicle emission tests on all vehicles in government institutions, said Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. He said that a team of Environment Ministry offi...

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Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 09:14:47 LKT


A Sri Lankan couple and their 8-year-old son died in a car accident following Friday prayers on the Madinah-Riyadh highway in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Masood, 44, his wife Saleema Rehmet, 42, and their son Mohammed Nasser died on the spot when their car turned over and hit a trailer at Anaqiyah, s...

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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 09:56:18 LKT


A police officer was killed in an accident along the Colombo-Monaragala main road in the Thanamalwila area around midnight yesterday (August 13). Police said the officer was attached to the Thanamalwila Police. The driver of the vehicle drove off without stopping after hitting the policeman, Tha...

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Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 09:53:47 LKT


New traffic regulations are to be put in place for motorists using the new super highways and expressways, which are to be commissioned in the near future, according to highly placed police sources. Currently the police are discussing the regulations with the Department of Motor Traffic. Accordin...

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Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 09:03:38 LKT


A tense situation has arisen outside Police Park on Havelock Road where a number of people have flocked seeking to obtain application forms for employment in Korea. A police guard has been deployed at the location while a heavy traffic jam has also been reported on Havelock Road due to the situ...

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Posted on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 09:22:54 LKT


The Ministry of Health, as instructed by Minister Maithripala Sirisena, has prepared a national policy on accident prevention within the country. The Ministry stated that it will also extract public opinions for this purpose. The number of casualties due to accidents is increasing daily; the Hea...

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Posted on Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 10:14:36 LKT


Importers claim the move a Trojan Horse By Azhar Razak The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) last week expressed their anger to a plan mooted by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman, Dr Priyath Bandu Wickrama to move the clearance facilities of all car imports from Colombo to the H...

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Posted on Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 09:38:42 LKT


The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation today quashed recent speculation that the current petrol sold in filling stations is contaminated with substandard petrol. A CPC source told the Daily Mirror that petrol is being thoroughly tested and that the CPC has not sold any substandard petrol to filling st...

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Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 09:50:26 LKT


The government’s aim to provide funding for maintenance of the existing national road network, running to some 11,000 kilometres, through the Road Maintenance Trust Fund (RMTF), in a strictly professional and efficient manner, appears to have run into a bureaucratic road block and the RMT...

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Posted on Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 09:46:24 LKT


Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrama yesterday stated that plans are underway to move imported cars to Hambantota. He noted that discussions were ongoing with car importers to move the clearance facilities of all car imports from Colombo to the Hambantota harbour ...

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Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:47:20 LKT


United Tractor and Equipment (UTE) has come forward to sponsor racing driver Darin Weerasinghe’s bid to become this year’s Rotherham driver of the year in the 3500cc motor cars category. Darin who drives a 2011 Subaru Impreza is the current Tarmac Champion at Katukurunda and will def...

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Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 10:34:36 LKT


It was a show of shows when the Red Bull X-Fighters Jams stunt riders mesmerized the vast Sri Lanka crowds that had thronged to witness their spectacular stunts, which were displayed at the Galle Face Green on Saturday. The fearless four namely Daniel Bodin of Sweden, Nick de Wit of South Africa...

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Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:13:20 LKT


The National Transport Commission has introduced a new colour scheme to easily identify bus routes and the service level on inter-provincial bus routes. NTC Director General G.A.S. Ganepola said passengers find it difficult to identify the different destination boards as they were all displayed...

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Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 11:17:28 LKT


The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said yesterday that it had not been requested to provide free bus transportation to A/L students despite statements to that extent being made by the Education Minister at a press conference yesterday. “I have not received a request from the Minister or t...

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Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 09:58:02 LKT


A mother and her 3-year-old daughter died when a trishaw and a container truck collided in the Thulhiriya area on the Ambepussa road, Kurunegala. The victims were travelling in the trishaw at the time of the accident. The container driver was taken into custody while he will be presented at the...

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Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 10:23:55 LKT


Students sitting for the GCE Advanced Level examinations would be able to use private buses free of charge by showing their admission card from August 8 – September 3, Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said today.

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Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 10:21:33 LKT


The fearless Red Bull- X fighters are set to perform to thrill the crowds at the Galle Face Green this Saturday. The team comprises Nick De Wit, Gilles De Jong, Jimmy Verburgh and Daniel Bodin. Seen here the four riders speaking to the media on the upcoming event. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror....

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Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 09:30:32 LKT


The latest Central Bank data has shown that there has been a staggering 56% increase in new registration of motor vehicles from 30,905 in June 2010 to 48,157 in June 2011. The data shows that the biggest increase has been in three-wheelers which have increased from 8007 to 13,753 this year and ac...

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Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:31:47 LKT


Drag racing has again been reported in several roads in Colombo in the night as the security restrictions have been relaxed and the police vows to take action against those engaging in this dangerous sport that poses a threat to road users. Police media spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said that if ...

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Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 09:30:53 LKT


Lanka Indian Oil Company has requested permission from the government to increase fuel prices again. It has been reported that Lanka IOC had made this request due to the financial losses suffered by the company continuously. Crude prices in the global market had risen recently and consequently L...

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Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 10:10:54 LKT


The most challenging motor rally of the year, Southern Monsoon Rally will be held on 24th and 25th September. The 700 kilometre long event covers day and night across three districts in the southern part of the island. Entries will open on 10th of August 2011 at Marble Decor, 175, Nawala Road, N...

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Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 10:04:09 LKT


The cash-strapped Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will have to bear additional costs amounting to millions of rupees having to airlift spare parts for fuel pumping machines at filling stations and other equipment damaged after the use of sub standard petrol, trade unions said yesterday. The C...

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Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 09:38:18 LKT


The Old Boys’ Union of Dharmaraja College, Kandy vehicle rally under the banner of ‘Rally with Rajans’ 91 will be held on July 16, 2011. The funds collected from this event will be utilized by the group to establish a Physical Fitness Gymnasium at the Lake View Sports complex of...

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Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:12:05 LKT


The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has so far received about 2,800 complaints from motorists claiming alleged damages to their vehicles, caused by using a suspect petrol consignment imported by the CPC recently. CPC sources said complaints that ran into hundreds per day at the height of the commot...

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Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 09:38:24 LKT


The much talked about 20,000 ton petrol stocks has been removed from the market and a new stock has been issued for public use, Petroleum Ministry officials told Daily Mirror online The Ministry added that the public could use the newly issued consignment without any fear and that fuel distributi...

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Posted on Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 12:00:09 LKT


The traffic plan currently operational in Galle Road and Duplication Road, intended to decrease traffic congestion in Colombo, is to be extended to Galle Road-Dickman’s Road junction and Duplication Road-Dickman’s Road junction and will be rehearsed tomorrow (July 06) from 11am to 7p...

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Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 09:39:37 LKT


The price of fuel in the local market will not be reduced even though the world market price of a barrel of crude oil has decreased by about US$20 during the past few months, the Petroleum Industries Ministry announced The import price of a barrel of crude oil which was imported at US$111.50 in ...

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Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 09:58:27 LKT


An emergency shipment of petrol which was proven to be below the required standards has caused great financial damage to the public and the government, the Secretary of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya stated. Following several complaints of malfunctioning vehicles in the country, Ananda Palitha of the ...

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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:44:24 LKT


Sri Lanka’s only computer manufacturer EZY, who entered the racing arena in 2009 by forming EZY Racing as their motor racing arm, stamped its dominance in the rally racing arena when they swept away 20 of the 70 awards that were on offer at the annual Rally Awards.and were awarded the Winn...

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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 11:31:44 LKT


Action from the 3rd Championship round of ‘Speed 2011’ held yesterday (June 26) at the Pannala motor racing track. The five round championship events are organized jointly by the Ceylon Motor Sports Club (CMSC), The Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club (SLMCC), The Motor Racing Association (M...

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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 09:29:49 LKT


The government, having admitted that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has suffered a huge loss, has set the stage for a hike in fuel prices, the UNP said yesterday. Media spokesman of the UNP Gayantha Karunathillake, addressing a news conference in Colombo, said it was only recently that LIOC wa...

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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 09:22:52 LKT


Despite the Private Bus Owners Association threatening to go on strike over an insufficient bus fare hike, three other bus operators’ associations have stated that they will not allow such action to be taken and will not support any such protest. Following the bus fare hike of 7.6% this week, ...

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Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 10:41:10 LKT


The proposed bus strike by the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association scheduled to take place tomorrow (June 27) has been called off, President of the association Gamunu Wijeratne confirmed during a media briefing today. However majority unions had not supported the strike with three bus operators...

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Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 10:33:28 LKT


Defending Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix yesterday to extend his lead in the overall standings with his sixth win in eight races. His 16th career victory made him the first man to finish first or second in the opening eight races of a season in the history...

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Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 10:19:51 LKT


A  one way test run is currently underway on the Galle Road from Bambalapitiya to Colpetty and from Colpetty to Dickmans Road, police media spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said. Vehicles coming from Colombo have to come through the Duplication Road to Dickmans road and then to the Galle Road. ...

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Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 10:16:27 LKT


The third round of the Speed Racing 2011 racing series jointly organized by Ceylon Motor Sports Club, Sri Lanka Motor Cycle, Motor Racing Association and the Asian Motor Racing Club is scheduled to speed off tomorrow at the Pannala motor racing track. According to an official the second round wh...

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Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 09:30:06 LKT


The private bus fares have been increased by 7.6% while the minimum fare has been increased to Rs. 7 effective from the 1st of July, Private Transport Minister C.B Rathnayake said. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/12077-bus-fares-increased-.html

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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 11:25:15 LKT


Dinesh Jayawardena scored perfect 20 points in two races to take the lead in the Formula Ford Post 85 event while Ashan Silva (SL H 1600 cc), Thivanka Wijesekera (Formula Mclarens 1300) and Dinesh Deheragoda (SLGT 3500cc) leading in their respective events after the second round of the Speed Rac...

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Posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 11:18:11 LKT


The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association today confirmed that arrangements have been made to go on an all-island strike on June 27 (Monday) owning to the transport authorities unwillingness to increase bus fares by 15% and the minimum bus fare by Rs.6 to 8. The associations President Gemunu Wijey...

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Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 13:16:38 LKT


The CCTV camera installed in Fort was instrumental in finding a suspect in a theft case, the Fort Magistrate was informed yesterday. In this case a three wheeler driver, with the name board ‘Budget Taxi’ was charged with the theft of a bag containing Euro 2,000 from a passenger. SI ...

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Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 09:10:10 LKT


The Department of Motor Traffic has appealed to the public to inform them of any vehicles emitting heavy smoke dedicating a hotline to handle any public complaints. The public may inform the Department of such vehicles by lodging a complaint with its project office on the hotline 011-3100152 or ema...

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Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 09:57:59 LKT


EZY Racing driver Rizvi Farouk showed great prowess in rally driving when he dominated the seasons opener in the Speed Rally Championship in Sevanagala, jointly organized by Sri Lanka’s oldest motor racing club CMSC and Rally specialists MRA. Rizvi who was the Rally Champion in 2009, was i...

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Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 09:54:29 LKT


The Lankan Indian Oil Company (LIOC) stated that it has sent the government its proposal for a petrol and diesel hike to the government. It is difficult for LIOC to sell fuel at the current stipulated prices, LIOC Managing Director K.R. Suresh stated. He added that a Rs.30 increase on a litre of die...

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Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 10:42:17 LKT


Five people were killed and a child was injured after a lorry collided with a three-wheeler in Mawathagama, Kurunegala at around 4.30am today (June 17), police stated. Hospital sources confirmed that the child is currently being treated for injuries at the Kurunegala Hospital. Sourse: http://www.a...

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Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 10:40:24 LKT


Ford recently announced the appointment of Future Automobiles as the exclusive Ford Dealer in Sri Lanka. This announcement is concurrent with the introduction of five class-leading models into the Sri Lankan market to reinforce Ford’s financial and commercial commitment into the region, a ...

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Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 09:13:19 LKT


The revision of bus fares will most probably take effect from July 1 but it is not possible to increase the basic fare from Rs.6 to Rs.10 as demanded by some private bus operators, Private Transport Services Minister C.B. Ratnayaka said yesterday. He said he met representatives of private bus own...

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Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 08:48:51 LKT


Bahrain has officially thrown in the towel on hosting a grand prix this year. Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone had already announced the race was now “not on” after a complaint from teams at the rescheduling of the event. The World Motor Sport Council last Friday confirmed the event...

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Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 14:38:18 LKT


One time a master of speed, Dinesh Deheragoda, shifted back to his usual gear reckoning with a splendid show at Cavalry Super Cross, to win both of SL GT Cars (Up to 3500 CC) events on Sunday. Driving a Mitsubishi Evolution IX, Deheragoda took good starts in both races and maintained his lead thr...

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Posted on Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 10:58:06 LKT


Following the failure on the part of the authorities to arrest those responsible for the assault of a private bus operator, all private buses operating on Galle Road have gone on strike today (June 4), President of the Private Bus Owners Association, Gemunu Wijeratne said. He stated that the two...

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Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 09:11:10 LKT


Champion Sri Lanka driver Dilantha Malagamuwa continued his winning spree at the Malysian GT Championship winning both races of the Round Two to make a clean sweep of four wins out of four races so far this season. Having hit the winning formula with his stunningly powerful Lamborghini Gallardo ...

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Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 09:07:41 LKT


Buses plying the Galle road have stopped work and are currently on strike, the Private Bus Owners Association said today. Association President Gemunu Wijeyratne said that all buses starting from Panadura, Moratuwa, Kalutara, Aluthgama and buses on the Mathugama-Colombo route have all stopped wo...

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Posted on Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 08:51:43 LKT


All private busses operating from Panadura are currently on strike following an assault on one of their employees at the hands of a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) employee.

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Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 09:41:26 LKT


Young Jaden Gunawardena was the attraction of the spectators in the second round of the Speed Championship 2011 held at the Pannala motor racing track on Sunday. The nine year old kid put his senior riders in the shade when he won all the three races he articipated on the day. Jaden a grade four ...

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Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:48:41 LKT


Public vehicle parks are in plenty around the city of Colombo. The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has categorised them as off street and on street vehicle parks. Off street vehicle parks are generally large and located several metres away from the main road, while on street vehicle park...

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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 11:05:12 LKT


Sri Lanka became the first County to have successfully negotiated the mutual acceptance, by the Italian government, of its Driving license. When the Italian Government in May 2009 decided not to accept driving licenses issued by other countries, other than those from the European Union, thousand...

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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 10:16:38 LKT


Bloemendhal Road, from Arthur De Silva Mawatha junction to Wasala Road junction will be closed from 6pm to 6am on May 22, 23 and 24 due to repairs on the road, police informed. Sourse: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=13326

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:48:26 LKT


The number of vehicle registrations in March increased by 55.1% year on year (YoY) to 45,945. That included a 19.9% YoY increase of motorcycle registrations to 22,028 and a 72.2% YoY increase in three wheeler registrations to 12,166. Meanwhile the number of vehicle registrations in the first quar...

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:38:21 LKT


Trying to emulate their much renowned daddy Shane Gunawardane, little sensations Jaden and Aaron Gunawardane put in a magnificent show at the Pannala Race Track to steal first and third places in the Standard motorcycles upto 125 CC events on Sunday. Jaden (9) and Aaron (7) were given a tough ti...

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:27:59 LKT


The Registrar of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is likely to raise the fee for providing special number plates for vehicles from the present Rs.7,500 to between Rs. 70,000 and Rs.75,000 shortly, informed sources said. The fee for issuing special number plates is levied in addition to the normal registratio...

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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 10:06:30 LKT


Former champions Williams hope to build a long-term partnership outside of Formula One with Indian-owned sportscar maker Jaguar, team chairman Adam Parr said on Tuesday. Williams, struggling on the race track with their worst start to a season, announced a partnership last week with Tata Motors&a...

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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 09:19:27 LKT


Minister of Private Transport C.B Rathnayake is to make an official statement on bus fare hikes after Vesak, the National Transport Commission (NTC) said The NTC also refrained from commenting to claims made by private bus owners that they can increase bus fares without the approval of the NTC. ...

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Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 09:13:55 LKT


The cream of top level racing drivers and riders of Sri Lanka will be in action at Pannala on Sunday May 22nd as they will vie for honors in the second leg of the Speed racing series jointly organized by the Ceylon Motor Sports Club, The Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club, The Motor Racing Association a...

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Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 09:56:44 LKT


Private bus owners said today that they will increase bus fares by 15% even if they do not get the approval of the National Transport Commission (NTC) adding that bus owners have the legal authority to do so although the NTC has stated otherwise. Bus fare increases are usually decided by the NTC ...

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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 09:34:30 LKT


The Minister said that the government would not dance to the tune of LPBOA and it was ready to face any type of situation. Seeking legal redress was quite reasonable, but the unfair demand to increase bus fares was aimed at harassing both the government and the public, he said. Gemunu Wijeratne ...

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Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 09:00:32 LKT


State, military and police-owned vehicles that have been permitted to ply on the road without motor insurance for many years will soon be reversed with plans to amend the Motor Traffic Act to ensure compulsory insurance for this category, officials said. Sourse: http://www.sundaytimes.lk/110501/B...

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Posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 09:09:23 LKT


Several roads in and around Colombo will be closed on May 1 to facilitate processions for Workers Day or May Day rallies, say the Colombo Traffic Police. All roads that are used by processions will remain closed until the group or groups pass the particular location, say Police. The following...

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Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 08:44:10 LKT


Sri Lanka´s champion international racing driver Dilantha Malagamuwa continued to win global fame for his motherland, when he triumphed in both rounds of the Malaysia GT championship which was the support event for Malaysia F1 on the April 8, 9 and 10. Malagamuwa who is now based in Malays...

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Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 09:23:46 LKT


The excise duty on hybrid vehicles and petrol vehicles will see sharp increases, Customs and Treasury officials said. Hybrid cars with engines below engine capacity1600 CC will see an imposition of  8 per-cent excise duty, according to Deputy Director General of Customs Ajantha Dias. For hybr...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 13:39:18 LKT


The strike launched by the Private Bus workers in Kandy is to continue today (25). It is reported that accordingly no buses will function on the Kandy- Wathegama, Kandy- Matale and Wathegama- Alkaduwa routes today. The strike was launched in protest against the assault of a bus driver and conduc...

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Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 11:02:43 LKT


Vehicle imports roar by 215% to Rs. 117b in 2010 from Rs. 37 b in 2009 Recording a boom year for vehicle imports 2010 saw a whopping increase of 215% totalling Rs.117 billion of new conveyances on Sri Lankan roads.   According to a study compiled by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) anal...

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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 09:08:14 LKT


Excitement and entertainment were never short when Exide sponsored Pasindu Peiris sat behind the wheel and won three races to clinch the best driver´s Challenge at the Fox Hill Super Cross 2011 concluded at Diyathalawa on Saturday. The Asian Motor Cross champion, Tomoya Zuzuk of Japan won ...

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Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 11:19:02 LKT


The National Child Protection Authority says that so far around 4500 school vans operating within the Western Province have been registered. The process of registering school vans in the Western Province will end on April 15, said NCPA Chairperson, Anoma Dissanayake. The registration of school v...

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Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 09:30:32 LKT


The Railway Department has made arrangements to deploy a special train service for the convenience of commuters travelling to their home towns from Colombo for the New Year Festival.    The Commercial Superintendent of Sri Lanka Railway S. Sisira Kumara said intercity trains between Kand...

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Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 @ 14:06:54 LKT


The government has decided to issue permits even for   provincial councillors –turned –MPs to import luxury vehicles under duty concessions though they enjoyed such perks during their term in the respective provincial councils within a period less than five years, informed ...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 09:45:18 LKT


Motorists are advised to use Marine Drive and Duplication Road due to the Galle Road being repaired from Bambalapitiya to Kollupitiya. Sourse: http://www.adaderana.lk/

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Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 08:42:56 LKT


Prices of petrol and diesel will increase from midnight (2nd) according to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation. A liter of 90 Octane Petrol will be increased by Rs.10 while a liter of Auto Diesel will be increased by Rs.3, a CPC official said. The price of a litre of Kerosene will be increased by Rs...

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Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 08:32:52 LKT


All road and vehicle laws pertaining to motorbikes will also be applied to mopeds from today (April 1) as moped riders will be required to wear helmets, possess valid insurance and a revenue license as well as a motorbike license. Earlier, the Motor Transport Department had announced that all moped ...

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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 15:52:07 LKT


The Volkswagen Beetle owner’s club presented its annual Volkswagen beetle rally commemorating the fifteenth  Anniversary Celebrations of the “Pride of Ownership” Drive. This year’s event was held for its twelfth  year since the Club’s initiation in 1999. Th...

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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 10:38:15 LKT


Sri Lanka´s premier racing team, EZY Racing started their 2011 campaign on a very strong note with 3 of their 4 drivers who participated in the very first night race held in Kandy, storming their way through to win their respective races. ´Speed at Night´, a unique road race wh...

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Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 09:29:42 LKT


Two people were killed after a vehicle skid off the road and crashed into a tree near the 74th Milepost in Ahungalla while another four were injured and are getting treatment at the Ahungalla Hospital. Another two people were killed in an accident in the Bulathkohupitiya area after a three-wheeler v...

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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:11:59 LKT


At least three passengers were killed and 40 others injured when a private bus plying from Passara to Miyanakadura plunged down a 300-feet precipice at Namunukula area this evening, police said. They said that the injured were admitted to the Passara hospital. “Some of them were in serious ...

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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:08:16 LKT


The Department of Motor Traffic said today that there had been a vast increase in vehicle registrations in the first two months of 2011 compared with the corresponding period of last year. Motor Traffic Dept. officials told the Daily Mirror that in January 39,544 vehicles were registered while 35...

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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 09:11:04 LKT


A key indicator to watch is whether the government would increase petroleum prices after the end of the present local government elections due to rising oil prices in the international market. Such an increase would cause supply side inflationary pressure on the economy. The state owned Ceylon Pet...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:36:21 LKT


Sri Lanka incurs a massive financial and man-hour loss due to traffic congestion as a result of no proper vehicular traffic in Greater Colombo areas and in 2009 this loss was estimated at Rs 32 billion per annum. “The main reason for congestion was poor city planning, inappropriate public ...

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Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 09:10:28 LKT


One of the giants in the motor vehicle industry, Japan’s Suzuki Motors is keen on investing in Sri Lanka and one of its top shareholders, Isomi Suzuki has arrived in the island to explore massive investment prospects in Sri Lanka, according to reliable sources. “Isomi Suzuki will be v...

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Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 14:47:53 LKT


All petrol stations near polling centres will be kept open for 24 hours on March 17, Petroleum Ministry announced today. In a release it added that the Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha had given instruction in keeping with the request made by the Elections Commissioner. Earlier the Electio...

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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 09:13:43 LKT


Transport authorities are scheduled to commence a public transport service with a speed of 100 Kmph on the Southern expressway once it is opened in July, Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama said.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 09:03:13 LKT


Janaka Dias driving a ‘Subaru Impressa’ won the Super Cars event while Prabath Peiris took the plum for motor cycles by winning the Racing upto 125 cc at the inaugural ‘Speed at Night 2011’ night races organised by the Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club and the Kandy Off Road and ...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 09:20:38 LKT


The government suspended the import of 17 power sets (trains) from India, until the completion of the ongoing investigations into the quality of the recently imported power set from India, a minister said. The first three power sets of a fleet of 20 were imported and one of them was put on track ...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 08:49:49 LKT


Colombo, March 14 (PTI) Sri Lanka´´s vehicle imports hit a new record with the number of three-wheel vehicles bought mainly from India crossing the 85,000 mark, official figures today showed. The total vehicle imports jumped 359,243 in 2010, up 75.9 percent compared to the previous y...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 08:47:10 LKT


A vehicle in which Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara’s family members were reportedly travelling, had met with an accident in Avissawella on Sunday (13) night killing one person while injuring three others. The incident had taken place at around 8 p.m. on Sunday night at the Ukwatta juncti...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 08:44:22 LKT


One officer has died while another five have been critically injured after an army vehicle had been involved in an accident while traveling from the Kandakaduwa army camp in Welikanda. According to the Army Media Unit, the vehicle had drifted off the road and crashed into a tree while en route to ...

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Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 15:05:04 LKT


A vehicle belonging to UNP supporters in the Galigamuwa area ran into a tree and caught on fire after its passengers were involved in an altercation with UPFA supporters in the area. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/10258-unp-supporters-vehicle-in-crash-and-burn-.html

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Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 09:47:04 LKT


A pilot project has been launched by the government using the Global Positioning System (GPS) to monitor private passenger buses, the National Transport Commission (NTC) said. NTC Chairman Shashi Welgama told News Now.lk that the system, if successful, will be used to nab errant private bus drive...

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Posted on Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:09:34 LKT


A Melbourne driver who killed a Sri Lankan refugee when he sped through a pedestrian crossing has been jailed for eight years. Jarratt Keith Swan, 31, of Ferntree Gully, was unlicensed and had a horrendous driving history when he slammed into Thiruvadivel Sriskantharajah on Stud Road, Dandenong, in ...

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Posted on Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 15:41:19 LKT


Authorities have decided to temporarily close the road between the Bakery junction on Attidiya road and the Maliban junction on Galle road in view of the 60thanniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Air Force. The celebrations will begin tomorrow (March 2) and carry on until March 10 at the Ratmal...

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Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 09:53:50 LKT


A lorry transporting coconuts ran into three young children aged between 10-12 in Daluwa this evening, seriously injuring all three of them. The three children were waiting for a bus along the Puttalam-Kalpitiya road in Daluwa to return home after Sunday school when the lorry veered off the road...

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Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 09:44:46 LKT


A motorcyclist was killed and five others were injured including three policemen were injured when a Defender jeep providing security to the wife of IGP Mahinda Balsuriya’s wife, Mrs. Asha Balasuriya crashed into a shop in Sannasgama, Pelmadulla this evening. Reports said the security vehi...

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Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 09:34:39 LKT


One person was killed and five others were injured including three policemen when a jeep providing security to IGP Mahinda Balsuriya’s wife, Mrs. Asha Balasuriya crashed into a shop in Sannasgama, Pelmadulla after colliding with a motorbike this evening. The motorcyclist died on the spot wh...

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Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 09:27:29 LKT


The National Transport Commission (NTC) today rejected charges that they issued route permits illegally and stated that allegations leveled against the NTC by private bus owners were meaningless. NTC Chairman, Sashi Welgama said that the Private Bus Owners Association’s decision to strike, ...

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Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 09:29:03 LKT


The Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb 2011 will be conducted for the 15th time at the Browns Hill, Matara by the Southern Motor Sports Club on February 27. This has been a much awaited motor racing event in the Southern Province and many events for motorcycles and motor cars are lined up for that d...

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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 10:18:34 LKT


Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone will wait until next week before deciding on whether to cancel the opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The deteriorating political situation in the island kingdom today forced the cancellation of the GP2 Asia Series races scheduled to take place at the Bahrain Internati...

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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:04:00 LKT


Polish church leaders are hoping that a drop of blood belonging to the late Pope John Paul II will put fellow-Pole, Formula One star Robert Kubica, on the road to recovery, a senior clergyman said Friday.   In serious condition after a Sunday horror crash in Italy, Kubica is to receive a rel...

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Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 09:21:24 LKT


The import tax on hybrid vehicles which have been used below three and a half years will be reduced from 30% to 15%, Deputy Finance Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena told Ada Derana. He said this reduction is effective immediately and was taken as a step towards environmental conservation. Sourse : h...

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Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 09:14:54 LKT


Robert Kubica´s Formula One career hung in the balance on Sunday after a high-speed crash in a minor rally in Italy left the Renault driver fighting to save the use of his right hand.His team said the Pole, who went through seven hours of surgery involving seven doctors split into two team...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 08:54:18 LKT


A driver was killed and 18 others injured when a van and a tipper met with accident in Horana a short while ago, police spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online He added that the condition of four persons were critical while the others were undergoing treatment at the Horana hosp...

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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 09:09:07 LKT


The National Transport Commission (NTC) said today that bus fares will not be raised in the near future despite a fuel price hike by the Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) recently. NTC Chairman, Sashi Welgama said however that bus fares may have to be reviewed if the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (C...

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Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 09:05:56 LKT


A luxury vehicle importer plans to introduce “Limousine” vehicles to Sri Lankan roads next Monday (7). The luxury vehicle will be launched during a special ceremony to be held in Colombo. The Prestige Limousines Private Limited announced that the stage is set to launch two limousine bran...

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Posted on Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 09:52:21 LKT


New Delhi: The Tata Nano could soon be seen on the roads of Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Tata Motors’ chief executive officer Carl-Peter Forster said the company “will go after these markets one after another. The Nano is a raw diamond that needs polishing”. He was speakin...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 10:06:15 LKT


Vehicle testing teams from the Motor Traffic Department (MTD) will soon stop any vehicle that emits black smoke and conduct random emission checks with roadside vehicle emission testing to be introduced all over the country for the first time. The Department is in the process of procuring s...

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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 09:37:22 LKT


The Ministry of Transport has decided to import 100 new busses from India for the Sri Lanka Transport Board. According to the Chairman of CTB, M.D. Bandusena an order has already been placed for the busses, which costs almost Rs. 4 million each. The total cost of all 100 busses is scheduled to b...

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Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 09:32:24 LKT


The government has reduced import tax on petrol from Rs. 15 to Rs. 5 per litre with effect from January 10, 2011 despite increases in international prices, Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Titus Jayawardena told Ada Derana. The decision was taken by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry...

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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 09:40:33 LKT


Sri Lanka´s United Motors has nearly doubled (98.5%) its third quarter consolidated revenues to Rs. 3.42 billion, from Rs. 1.72 billion in the last financial quarter, according to unaudited financials for the nine months ending December 31, 2010. The third company to release its results in...

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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 09:29:29 LKT


Jan 22, 2011 (LBO) - Sri Lanka´s Indian Oil Corporation unit says it is losing 9 rupees a liter on petrol and 21 rupees a liter on diesel by selling fuel at government controlled prices as world commodity prices continued to rise. LIOC managing director Suresh Kumar was quoted as saying t...

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Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 09:19:38 LKT


The Department of the Commissioner of Motor Traffic has decided to make emission testing mandatory for brand new vehicles after a period of one year. “This regulation will come into effect on the first of February,” said Lalith Dharmapriya, Commissioner General of Motor Traffic. Earli...

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Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 08:44:13 LKT


United Motors, the sole distributor for Mitsubishi vehicles in Sri Lanka, unveiled the new Mitsubishi 2011 Montero Sport at a press launch last Tuesday. Here, models with the latest Mitsubishi 2011 Montero Sport.

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Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 09:57:24 LKT


One of the most popular motor racing events in the year, Southern Eliyakanda hill climb, will be held on 27th at Matara. Those who wishing to take part in the “Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb 2011" must send the enclosed entry forms, duly completed, to any of the following addresses.

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Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 09:43:47 LKT


The new category of public officials, who were granted permission to import motor vehicles on concessionary terms from December 15, will be allowed to transfer their vehicles after three years, down from the five-year restriction imposed earlier for transferring of such vehicles. The Motor Traff...

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Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 09:28:11 LKT


At least six were killed and eight others injured following a passenger bus bashed into a van proceeding from Kuruwita to Colombo at Ihala Kosgama on the Avissawella-Colombo road early this morning, the Police said. Out of the fourteen people in the van six died, while the driver died on the spo...

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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 09:45:38 LKT


A Formula One track is planned for the New Port City to be constructed in the vicinity of the Colombo Port. According to the Chairman, Ports Authority, Dr. Priyath Wickrama an eight lane F1 track will “definitely” be a part of the New Port City, he said. Formula One has strict require...

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Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:55:17 LKT


A total of 407 vehicles made their way to the start grid of the 13-stage Dakar Rally, which returns to Argentina and Chile after successful events there over the past two years.   The participants were put through their final technical and administrative paces ahead of the start in Buenos Air...

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Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 09:06:38 LKT


The government will increase motor vehicle registration fees from January as part of the proposal approved by the parliament in the 2011 budget, Motor Traffic Commissioner General, D.B.L. Dharmapriya said. An increase of Rs.500 for motorbikes and Rs.3000 for cars will be implemented from the beginni...

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Posted on Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 12:07:30 LKT


Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa officially commenced operations of the much awaited closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras yesterday which will closely monitor the entire Colombo city. One hundred and eight closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in 28 locations will monitor the city and...

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Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 11:23:48 LKT


Sri Lanka vehicle imports continue to surge Dec 27, 2010 (LBO) - The number of vehicles imported by Sri Lanka continues to surge after a sharp import duty reduction, with new registrations up 74 percent to 284,991 in January - October 2010 from a year ago, latest data shows. In October alone, th...

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Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 09:03:35 LKT


A motor show featuring vintage cars was held at Green Path today. The show was held as part of the Sri Lankan Automobile Association’s 106th anniversary celebrations. President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Jean Todt and his wife, actress Michelle Yeoh made an appearance at...

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Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 10:08:06 LKT


There is no corruption in the Western Province transport authority despite recent allegations by the Bus Operators Association, Piyasena Dissanayake Chairman of the Western Province Road Passenger Transport Authority said. He stated that corruption had taken place in the Authority one and a half y...

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Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 09:19:07 LKT


The security camera system installed within Colombo will be operational from today, December 21 in order to tighten security within the city, Police Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakoddy said. A special police team has been appointed to inspect the footage while the Spokesman also claimed that this syst...

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Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 09:49:29 LKT


The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) together with the motor traffic department has begun issuing licenses in the Western Province to operate school vans from January. NCPA Chairman Anoma Dissanayake said that school van operators in the Western Province, who do not have the license, will ...

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Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 09:22:19 LKT


The government has approved tax cuts up to 50 percent of car import prices to senior state sector workers after nearly halving tariffs on motor vehicles a few months ago, LBO reported this evening. The proposed tax cuts to be effective from December 15, 2010 are for state sector officials who hav...

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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 09:35:21 LKT


There will be heavy traffic on the Kandy Colombo road from Peliyagoda to Kiribathgoda today from 5.00 p.m. as a result of a Perahera at the Vishnu Kovil, Police stated. Those entering Colombo after 5.00 p.m. have been advised to find alternative routes by the traffic Police. Sourse: http://www.adad...

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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 09:27:53 LKT


Transport Minister Kumara Welgama said that during his visit to Jaffna, he promised to provide a better transport service for the resettled people. Keeping his promise the Minister handed over five bus engines to the CTB Jaffna district manager K. Ganepillai recently to operate in Jaffna. The M...

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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 09:08:21 LKT


The Private Bus Operators today charged that they would go on strike in early January 2011 in protest against a decision by the Western Province Passenger Transport Authority to increase the issue of bus route permits by 20% in the Western Province. Private Bus Operators Association’s Presi...

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Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 10:22:31 LKT


Whoever thought that road rules and codes belonged only to roads, thought wrong. Anyone who decides to take a bold step and venture off well known trails will find that learning and practicing the “Off-road Code” is an important area of focus in the Taprobana 4×4 Challenge org...

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Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 10:19:24 LKT


The Ministry of Sports of the Central Province Council and Four Wheel Adventure Sports Club have organised a night motor racing championship on March 11 and 12, next year. The races will start at 7.00 p.m. and go on till 12.00 mid night. Parliamentarians Dilum Amunugama and Lohan Ratwatte have been ...

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Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2010 @ 08:45:56 LKT


The commitment by GM CEO Dan Akerson coincides with preparations fordelivery of the first Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles withextended-range capability to customers in key states. The new jobs will build on GM’s strategy to develop, validate andmanufacture automotive battery, electric motor a...

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Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 08:59:59 LKT


Thirty ex-LTTE combatants currently on motor mechanic training course at David Peries motor Company at Bandaragama, visited the factories of David Pieris group of companies at Piliyandala recently. The rehabilitees are following the three wheelers and motor bike repair training course fa...

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Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 @ 09:50:54 LKT


(Colombo-Lankapuvath) Measures will be taken to install weighbridges to the road network in the country to prevent overloaded vehicles causing damage to roads. Accordingly with the instructions of the Port and Highways Ministry, Road Development Authority will fix three weighbridges at Ratmalana ...

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Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 10:33:10 LKT


Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha said the government would stop purchasing fuel from the global market and buy directly from friendly countries through government to government agreements. Addressing the media after assuming duties afresh at his ministry following his re-appointm...

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Posted on Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 09:23:06 LKT


Classic cars ‘don’t spill oil, they only mark their territory’ No, it wasn’t love at first sight, but it was something quite close to it when I happened to walk towards the classic car (a whitewashed Jaguar) that stood still in front of me at t...

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Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 09:24:17 LKT


A 59 year old British tourist succumbed to her injuries earlier today, while another is in critical condition and receiving treatment at the Monaragala hospital after the tourist cab they were traveling collided head on with a Divisional Secretariat vehicle. The British couple who were heading towar...

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Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 09:31:24 LKT


The Treasury has amended the circular relating to vehicle imports, enabling more MPs to import vehicles for their personal use under duty concessions, government sources said today. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs had issued permits to only 69 members before the circular was amended. There hav...

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Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 08:55:12 LKT


After a season of tension and sometimes bitter rivalry within his team, Red Bull boss Christian Horner on Monday warmly praised both of his drivers for their sporting behaviour after Sebastian Vettel had beaten Mark Webber to win the drivers’ world title. The 23-year-old German triumphed in Su...

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Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 09:54:36 LKT


The Motor Plus Southern Monsoon Rally 2010 which concluded last week saw one of the leading rally drivers Shafraz Junaid along with his co-driver Shafraz Hamzadeen come out on top in the grueling 600km three stage event held at Matara. The Shafraz duo, that played second fiddle in the Kantalai ra...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 08:51:39 LKT


World champion Sebastien Loeb rounded off a superb season with victory in the British rally, finishing just over 19 seconds ahead of Petter Solberg. The Citroen driver, who secured an unprecedented seventh consecutive world title in October, took control of the race on Saturday and extended thei...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 08:46:16 LKT


Police today said that flooding had decreased in many areas by this morning and that traffic had normalized after yesterday’s bad weather. Police also advised motorists to use usual routes. Sourse: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=10563

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Posted on Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 09:32:51 LKT


Nov 11 (LBO) Parts of Colombo went under water as unprecedented rains lashed the island, and authorities warned residents to use public transport to avoid traffic jams amid flood warnings in other parts of the country. Many of Colombo´s streets, including the approach roads to Sri Lanka´...

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Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 10:16:29 LKT


The Redbull X Fighters pulled off a daredevil performance at Galle Face Green yesterday, awe inspiring the Sri Lankan spectators. Redbull X Fighters are freestyle motocross (FMX) exponents from the world’s number one freestyle motocross series. Red Bull X-Fight...

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Posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 09:54:30 LKT


TOKYO – An auto industry group says Toyota´s Prius ranked as Japan´s top-selling car in October for the 18th straight month even as the number sold fell due to green car incentives expiring. The Japan Automobile Dealers Association said Honda Motor Co.´s energy-efficient Fi...

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Posted on Friday, November 05, 2010 @ 10:54:20 LKT


Sri Lanka is going to witness some of the best components and experts in the freestyle motocross daredevil (FMX) riding which is becoming popular world wide with many events of this nature being held around the world. The daredevil riders known as the Red Bull X Fighters Jams is set to thrill th...

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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 09:10:11 LKT


Unimo Enterprises Limited (UEL) a fully owned subsidiary of United Motors Lanka PLC recently received the licence to assemble Zotye SUV´s in Sri Lanka under the Mahinda Chinthanaya programme. Zotye holding group is one of the leading small and medium sized jeep manufacturers in China. The ...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 09:00:08 LKT


MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the Portuguese Grand Prix from pole position for the third year in a row after a battle with Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi. Outgoing champion Rossi led the early part of the race, despite Spaniard Lorenzo taking the top slot on the grid after a rain-hit qua...

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Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 09:23:49 LKT


LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) -- Demand for hybrid cars and electric vehicles may be more modest than advocates for those fuel-saving technologies expect, capturing only 7.3 percent of global sales by 2020, according to a forecast by J.D. Power & Associates. Combined deliveries of hybrids, such as Toy...

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Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 @ 09:49:15 LKT


All check points in Colombo city would be removed from today and instead will be replaced by an advanced surveillance system to ensure city security, Military Spokesman Brigadier Ubaya Medawala said. Sourse: http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/news/7377-check-points-to-go-today.html

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Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 @ 09:44:42 LKT


The Obama administration is preparing to release details of proposed fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks that would begin in 2014 and extend through 2018, according to a published report. In May, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum directing the EPA and National Highwa...

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Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 09:13:21 LKT


Ford´s growing reputation as a technology-driven brand is helping the automaker wring more money out of every car it sells, the automaker´s vice president of product development, Derrick Kuzak, said today. During a speech to an auto electronics show here, Kuzak said Ford´s average ...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 09:34:25 LKT


The all-new BMW 5 Series was one of only two vehicles to receive an overall five-star rating in the first crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the new, more stringent New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). New criteria for the NCAP rating system include: ...

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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 08:38:07 LKT


Repairs on Galle Road near the Wellawatte Roxy Cinema from 6.30am – 10am likely to cause heavy traffic. Motorists have been advised to use Vihara Mawatha as an alternative route. Sourse:http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=10223

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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 09:06:30 LKT


Based on a Cabinet decision, Sri Lanka Ministry of Petroleum Industry Development has decided to reverse a Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) decision to import 720,000 tonnes of gas oil from UAE-based firm, Al Ain International Petroleum Derivatives Trader LLC, as it had violated tender procedures...

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Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 @ 09:01:37 LKT


Ford Motor Co. heralded its new Ranger today as a pickup that will be sold in 180 countries. The United States won´t be among them. The strategy leaves Ford on a course to be without a compact pickup in its home market beginning next year for the first time in almost three decades. The current...

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Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 10:38:14 LKT


LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. set out to audit suppliers in North America following its biggest recall crisis and discovered testing of components wasn’t as rigorous as it expected. Some suppliers believed to be testing products four times a year were only doing so once a year,...

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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 09:07:14 LKT


DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co.´s GMC and Buick, the fastest-growing brand in the U.S. this year, are considering a courtesy loaner program for customers getting warranty service on their vehicles to build awareness of the company´s products. GM may start the service in the &ld...

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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 08:59:32 LKT


Fearing changes in import taxes on vehicles in next month’s budget, the Customs Department with limited officials at its imports section has been swamped with around 400 to 500 applications to clear vehicles in recent days. Vehicle importers wait at the Customs Office. According t...

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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 09:39:07 LKT


TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp., aiming to restore customer trust after a recall crisis, is launching two new U.S. service plans that will come standard with Toyota and Scion brand vehicles. Called Toyota Care and Scion Service Boost, the plans will offer free factory scheduled maintenance and 24-hour r...

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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 09:11:52 LKT


DETROIT -- General Motors Co.  is set to announce Thursday that it will begin production on a new compact car, the Buick Verano, at its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich., according to published reports The Buick Verano, which will be a luxury version of the Chevrolet Cruze, will go on sal...

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Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 09:24:43 LKT


Rizvi Farouk and Shafraz Junaid provided a packed crowd of racing enthusiasts in Kantale a spectacular display of Rally driving as the team mates battled it all the way till the end to help EZY Racing dominate undoubtedly the toughest rally to date, organised by the rally specialists Ceylon Motor Sp...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 09:38:57 LKT


Toyota Motor Corp.  said today it hasn’t found any evidence its electronic throttle control caused unintended acceleration after engineers and technicians investigated more than 4,000 U.S. vehicles whose drivers made such complaints. “Toyota has not found a single case in which elec...

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Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 09:10:56 LKT


Micro Cars Limited will be exporting ten cars, of the Micro MX7 model as an initial shipment to Nepal. There will be 150 cars in line with the first year commitment from Micro to Nepal which will include Micro cars as well as mini vans in the future. The cars are sold in Nepal with the franchise of ...

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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 09:06:06 LKT


Oil prices rose above $75 a barrel Wednesday, boosted by a weaker dollar. But gains were limited by a report showing an unexpected rise in U.S. supplies last week, a sign demand for crude may not be improving. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for November delivery was up 24 cents to $75...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:31:54 LKT


LOS ANGELES -- Hyundai Motor  America said today that it plans to build its redesigned 2011 Elantra sedan in Alabama this fall ahead of when it goes on sale in early 2011. All Elantra sedans built at the plant will be sold in North America, rather than its current practice of importing all Elan...

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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 10:28:28 LKT


SHANGHAI (Bloomberg) -- Nissan Motor Co.  will almost double its production capacity in China to 1.2 million cars by 2012, accelerating earlier plans as economic growth spurs demand, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. “China is now the second-largest economy in the world, and our ambitions and action...

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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 10:22:57 LKT


BMW AG will give its new 6 series coupe a more classically elegant form than the bullish appearance of the existing car. The new-generation 6 series will debut later this month at the Paris auto show as a concept that will be very close to the production car. The concept´s refined styling was ...

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Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 10:26:43 LKT


Vehicle registrations in the first half of the year increased by 65.5% year on year (yoy) to 150,587. Sales in June alone increased by 95.3% to 30,033. June sales were driven by motor cycle sales which increased by 79.6% yoy to 18,725 and three wheeler sales by 202% to 8,007. (Source: www.thesundayl...

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Posted on Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 08:59:12 LKT


EW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. will regain an investment-grade credit rating sooner than the company expected, CEO Alan Mulally said Wednesday. Ford, which borrowed more than $23 billion in 2006 before credit markets froze, is “paying the money back now, and we’re going to be back...

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Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 08:59:53 LKT


Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne called on dealers today to rally behind the company´s new product offensive. Speaking in Orlando, Marchionne was addressing a general audience of Chrysler´s dealers for the first time since he assumed the top job at the company in June 2009. He had ...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 09:25:05 LKT


Plans for hybrid technology to be introduced into all world championships have been outlined by FIA president Jean Todt. Todt explained that it was imperative that motorsport encompass new automotive technologies. He said he hopes that hybrid systems or KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) will be...

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Posted on Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 09:12:52 LKT


Ford Motor Co.  plans to host a meeting for its Lincoln dealers in early October to discuss its plans for re-energizing a brand that has long trailed luxury market competitors such as Cadillac and Mercedes. The meeting set for Oct. 4 at Ford headquarters comes as the automaker prepares to phas...

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Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 15:32:10 LKT


Massive traffic jam had been reported from Horton place and   Alexandra roundabout as pro and anti protesters to the 18th amendment stage demonstrations Mervin Silva had reportedly organized the pro-18th amendment demos while UNP provincial councilor Shrilal Lakthilaka led the anti-18th am...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 09:34:18 LKT


A Canadian Automative Firm specialized in Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) is planning to invest U.S.$ 5 Million to establish a manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka.  The Firm Matcor Automative Inc., is specialized in manufacturing body parts for almost all the auto brands including the leading...

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Posted on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 09:29:59 LKT


U.S. auto sales dropped to their weakest rate since February as most automakers posted sharp declines from a year earlier, when the U.S. cash-for-clunkers program fueled demand for new vehicles. August´s seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of 10.8 million units fell from 11.6 million in July...

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Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 @ 09:07:20 LKT


WASHINGTON -- Consumers shopping for new cars would be able to compare fuel economy and emissions levels with the U.S. fleet average by looking at labels on window stickers under a federal proposal made today. The Obama administration is carrying out a 2007 law that requires labels to put new vehic...

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Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 13:29:34 LKT


ack Pitney, head of marketing for BMW of North America, was killed in an accident today while vacationing on his farm. His death, at age 47, came six days before he was scheduled to become vice president for BMW´s eastern region, the automaker´s largest U.S. sales zone. BMW said in a st...

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Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 13:22:45 LKT


NASHVILLE -- Sales are climbing, market share is up and business is profitable. But Nissan Division still feels that Americans are unclear about what the brand has to offer. The company today rolled out a new national ad campaign that will begin focusing attention on Nissan as a brand rather than dw...

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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 09:07:21 LKT


WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have opened an investigation into 3 million Jeep Grand Cherokees to determine whether more than a dozen post-crash fires and deaths are connected to the placement of the SUV´s fuel tank. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today its prelimi...

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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 13:18:28 LKT


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