Several Uber and Pick Me drivers staged a protest in Colombo today over the commission charged by the respective companies from them.
The protesting drivers also threatened some Uber and Pick Me drivers who operated their vehicles without joining the strike.
Uber drivers parked their cars along Green Path and staged a protest walk to the Uber office.
The protesters said that they were suffering as a result of the high commission charged by the companies, particularly Uber, for each taxi hire.
They said that some vehicle owners have been forced to give back their vehicles to leasing companies after being unable to pay the vehicle lease.
The protesters demanded that Uber withdraw from Sri Lanka saying they were hurting local taxi drivers. (Colombo Gazette)