Rent a Car business in upward trend
Kishan Perera Picture by Saliya
Rent a Car business is a growing industry in the country which has
provided over 3,500 employment opportunities to people directly and
indirectly. However, a lot of crimes related to rent a car services have
been reported due to the lack of awareness with regard to genuine
companies, said President Rent-a-Car (RACA) Association Kishan Perera,
at a media briefing at Nippon Hotel Colombo yesterday.
He said although there were over 40 Rent a Car companies in the
country only 11 were registered with RACA namely Ameri Source Alliance,
Andrew the Car Rental Company, Casons Rent a Car, Denshi Rent a Car, ECD
Global, International Marketing Services, Kings Rent a Car, Lanka
Quality Marketing Services, Lespri Rent a Car, MalKey Rent a Car and V.S
Rent a Car. None of these have not been involved in crime related
activities. However, RACA needs the support of government authorities to
protect the public as well as foreigners who visit this country by
maintaining the good image as the image of Sri Lanka was vital at a time
when a large number of tourists were expected. Therefore people should
be aware of the companies running in a professional manner.
There are 4,000 cars on the road belongs to RACA which was set up in
2008 and all its member companies are registered with the government,
fully insured, paying government taxes, well maintained in an
environmental friendly manner with 24 hours road side assistance by well
trained skilled people.
However, some people rent out vehicles to mushroom companies without
looking at these aspects and get into trouble unnecessarily.
It was allegedly only mushroom companies that are allegedly involved
in crime related activities and they are not qualified to get the
membership of RACA,he added.