Bicycle traders laud President
Bicycle Traders' Association lauded President Mahinda Rajapaksa for
his leadership in winning the war, in a press release.
The release said: "At the outset, we would like to thank President
Mahinda Rajapaksa for his strong and guiding leadership which has
resulted in an end to three decades of war in our motherland," "The
Bicycle Traders' Association consists of members who are involved in the
import and distribution of brand new push bicycles in Sri Lanka. It was
formed to provide assistance, unity and direction for its members.
The bicycle is the common man's mode of transport and it is the most
popular method of transportation in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
Furthermore, cycling is environmentally friendly as well as providing
enormous health benefits to the rider.
"There are several hundred cycle workshops spread throughout the
country who are engage in assembling complete bicycles from imported
spare parts, which are procured through importers in Pettah, who are
employing thousands of people in direct and indirect employment.