The commencement of passenger transport by Three Wheelers that are operating at
present in Sri Lanka dates back to the latter part of 1978. Consequent to the
open economic policies introduced to Sri Lanka by the Government of that period,
vast changes took place in all sectors, including employment, goods and
services. The Three Wheeler hiring service too can be named as one such sector.
The vehicle that had become most popular as a hiring car at that time was the
Morris Minor. That taxi service was operated by single owners and institutions
owning a number of such vehicles, employing drivers.
To activate the
profession of the Three Wheeler profession and those drivers who are engaged in
the Three-Wheeler profession, their owners, technicians and the general public
who are served by them and those who use the public roads to form a congenial,
disciplined, law abiding, honourable occupation/service and to form a group of
three-wheeler drivers to serve the public who obtain their services and to the
general public who use the roads.