Commissioner General of Motor Traffic A.H.K. Jagath Chandrasiri says the country has 7,137,000 registered vehicles as at last Monday.
Motorcycles and three wheelers accounted for the majority of them, he said. There are 3,986,000 motorcycles and 1,153,000 three wheelers.
Addressing the media at the Department of Motor Traffic headquarters in Colombo, the Commissioner General said that during the first nine months, ending on Sept. 30 this year, 342,215 new vehicles had been registered. Of those new vehicles more than half were motorcycles numbering 262,012, he added.