Jaffna gets horse carts to beat fuel crisis

Colombo, June 28: Horse carriages have made a dramatic comeback in Sri Lanka’s northern peninsula of Jaffna because petrol and diesel have become virtually unavailable to ply motor vehicles.
The people in Jaffna — the traditional Tamil homeland — have reverted to the use of traditional horse carriages and buggy carts, the Daily Mirror reported on Tuesday.
Residents said the traditional methods of transport had been expelled from use but the need for them was being felt now due to the prolonged fuel crisis plaguing Sri Lanka in the wake of an unprecedented economic crisis.
“Several well organized horse carriage services are now operating in Jaffna district,” the daily said.