AN ASSAULT ON DRIVERS OF VEHICLES FOR HIRE USING INTERNET APPS

Friday, 28 February 2020 - 9:44

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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.