Abductions go to the wilds
“Please find my baby. If someone has kidnapped him, please return my baby.” Remember the plea of the mother of baby Gavish who was kidnapped from Kalubowila Hospital last year? Fortunately that story had a happy ending but the mother of the baby elephant discovered recently in captivity may still be lamenting in the wilds of Habarana.
Taken for a ride – for a song

Here is an exciting bit of news for anyone who depends on three-wheel taxis to get around: I travelled all the way from Kollupitiya to Kohuwela and paid only Rs. 250. The ride convinced me that I should immediately switch to three-wheelers that use the taxi-meter system.Taxi services in the city are facing stiff competition from The All Island Three Wheeler Drivers’ Association. The association’s “meter taxis” offer a taxi service that is dramatically cheaper than the usual. The relatively new meter-taxi service, which has its own website and a hotline number, has a mission to make three-wheelers more convenient, cost-effective and in general a pleasure to use. “Our motto is: ‘Let us produce disciplined three-wheeler drivers’,” says Lalith Dharmasekara Vithanage, president and director of the association.

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