Road To Tooting

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Colombos congested roads are not getting a break, with 3,000 new vehicles hitting the streets every month. Most of it is in the capital. Tax and excise on vehicle imports is a top revenue generator for the government.
But critics say the countrys road infrastructure could soon start bursting at the seams if the current vehicle influx continues.rn

rnAt Tokyo Express, a used car importer, there is always someone looking for the ideal family car or a petrol guzzling sports utility vehicle.rn

rnWhile most people fail to find something that interests them, Tokyo Express still manages to sell at least one set of wheels every day.rn

rnImporters say all segments in the population are driving the demand for new vehicles.rn

rnWhile, the numbers of luxury type vehicles on the road have increased the number of three wheelers and motor bicycles have been phenomenal.rn

rnAt this rate Colombos congested roads are not getting a break with 3000 new vehicles hitting the streets every month. rn

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