Vehicles of Sri Lanka

By: leelefever on March 14, 2006 - 7:04am

The vehicles in Sri Lanka fascinated me.  They seem to have a flair about them that you don't see everywhere.  Check out this private bus, used for moving locals around the island:

Or this freight truck, called a Lorie.

Of course, they have the three-wheelers, known as tuk-tuks or bajaj.

Strange to us, but normal in Asia.  This, however, is something completely Sri Lankan.  It is a hand tractor which which came from China.  The Sri Lankans attached a trailer and turned it into a people mover.  Very common.

And of course, regular tractors too.

All these things, plus normal cars, trucks and busses get along very well with the Sri Lankan system of horn beeps and constant passing through curves and in cities.  I never saw one accident, not even hardly a dent on any car- it just works.


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