Link Lanka ready to meet demand for taxi metersNovember 20, 2012, 10:22 pm
By Shamindra Ferdinando
With the government mulling over the possibility of making digital taxi meters, for three wheelers, compulsory in the near future, Sri Lanka’s leading digital taxi meter producer, Link Lanka Company yesterday said that such a move would attract more customers, hence help the industry.
Thushara Kariyakarawana, partner, Link Lanka Technologies Pvt. Limited, said that three wheeler operators as well as those running Nano cab companies had realized that installation of digital taxi meters would be advantageous to them, though it wasn’t compulsory. Kariyakarawana said that his company was ready to meet the growing demand for the equipment produced at the Biyagama Export Processing Zone (EPZ) with the collaboration of Tos Lanka Co. (Pvt.) Ltd., a Japanese owned BOI enterprise, which has emerged as a global centre of relevance for supply of state of the art surface mounted printed circuit boards for various end users in electronics manufacturing.
"Our product is in line with ISO 9001-2008 standards. We also have the major share in the market and are confident of maintaining it. Although there are some local products as well as some imported equipment ours remains the market leader," Kariyakarawana said.
Asked whether Link Lanka had a dependable service network countrywide, he said that they were in the process of expanding operations. "We are already in Jaffna and Ampara and there is scope for gradual expansion," he said, underscoring the fact that the majority of those hiring a three wheeler tend to inquire where it was equipped with taxi meter.
Responding to a query, Kariyakarawana said that about 90 persons were engaged in the manufacturing process.
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