Sri Lanka International Airport to get new taxi service

Sri Lanka Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne says that the taxi service at the Katunayake International Airport would be upgraded in order to provide a superior and safe service to local and foreign visitors.

The Minister has said that the new taxi service would operate under one emblem and the taxi cars would be of one color driven by drivers in uniforms.

He has observed that the vehicles used in the taxi service would be upgraded with the help of the 50 percent tax relief provided in the importation of vehicles to the airport.

Delivering the 2012 budget speech, President Mahinda Rajapaksa noted that the airport taxi service needed to be upgraded and that measures have been proposed in the budget for the purpose.

Jayaratne has noted that the first step would be to take steps to replace the old vehicles in the airport taxi fleet.

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