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Sri Lanka clamps down on tuk-tuks as death toll mounts

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Friday tightened the rules governing the around one million tuk-tuks — rickety three-wheel taxis — on its streets after road traffic accidents claimed a record 3,000 lives last year.

The transport ministry said all tuk-tuks must now have head and tail lights, and made it an offence for drivers to smoke while carrying passengers.

All three-wheelers will also have to be fitted with fare meters and issue receipts to passengers, it said in a notice in the country’s official gazette.

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