Swapping Plates

A motorcycle with
one of the new number plats registered in the Western Province.

Sri
Lanka’s motor traffic department is drastically changing its “English”
numbering of vehicles and returning to the old format while retaining
the new-type number plates. LBO Photo

Sri Lanka’s motor traffic department is drastically changing its “English” numbering of vehicles and returning to the old format while retaining the new-type number plates.

The changes, which are just being introduced, retain the two English letters denoting the province where the owner resides, but cars, vans, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles will in future, have their own distinctive prefixes.

A motorcycle with
one of the new number plats registered in the Western Province.

Sri
Lanka’s motor traffic department is drastically changing its “English”
numbering of vehicles and returning to the old format while retaining
the new-type number plates. LBO Photo

Sri Lanka’s motor traffic department is drastically changing its “English” numbering of vehicles and returning to the old format while retaining the new-type number plates.

The changes, which are just being introduced, retain the two English letters denoting the province where the owner resides, but cars, vans, motorcycles, trucks and other