Free Tests

Aug 20, 2008 (LBO) – Brown & Company and its associate Klevenberg have launched a campaign to conduct free mobile emission tests on vehicles in parts of Sri Lanka, the company said in a statement. Klevenberg is the sole agent for Lucas batteries in Sri Lanka.

It is also the sole agent for brands such as Champion spark plugs and wiper blades, Simoniz Car Care range, Stanadyne diesel systems, Hartridge auto testing equipment, Britpart for Land Rover. The group has conducted tests in Havelock Town in Colombo and in the suburbs of Ranala and Athurugiriya.

They will do emission tests, battery checks and charging in the free testing campaign. Tests have been conducted on about 100 vehicles.

Emission testing centres are being established in different parts of Sri Lanka following an initiative by environmental and transport ministries to reduce air pollution.

The ministries have made it compulsory for all vehicle owners to acquire vehicle emission test (VET) certificates to be eligible for revenue licenses.

Two companies, CleanCo Lanka and Laugfs Eco Sri Lanka, have already opened emission test centres.

Browns group also hopes to educate motorists on environmental pollution