We reported several times on assaults on drivers of vehicles for hire who use mobile apps being operated through leading companies and transport foreigners.
Another such assault was reported from Kalutara – Nagas Junction yesterday.
A three-wheeler driver who was transporting a group of foreigners to Hikkaduwa was assaulted in this incident and was admitted to the Kalutara – Nagoda hospital for treatment.
Speaking to Hiru News from the hospital he said that the foreign tourists travelling with him were intimidated and the assault was carried out.
Recently, a similar assault took place on a three-wheeler driver who was taking foreigners and drivers who use mobile apps said that they are being assaulted by traditional three-wheeler drivers and certain brokers in areas where tourists congregate.