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What Does It Take for Uber Sri Lanka To Take the Harassment of Riders by Their Drivers Seriously? They Don’t Seem to Know (for bakamoono.lk)

Uber seems to be no stranger to the issue of harassment perpetrated by their drivers – in April of this year CNN reported that there are 103 Uber drivers in the U.S. who have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing their passengers in the past four years and least 31 drivers have been convicted for crimes ranging from forcible touching and false imprisonment to rape. In March Your Story and The Hindustani Times wrote about a woman who faced harassment in New Delhi from an Uber driver, and last month The Times of India carried a story along the same lines about a woman in Mumbai. As this story was being written - bakamoono.lk was contacted by people sharing the stories two other women in Sri Lanka who had also faces harrassment from Uber drivers.   In Colombo (the only city where Uber is currently functional in Sri Lanka) V’s* story is no less horrifying. It a Saturday night and after finished work at 12.50pm she called for an Uber placing the location as Ramada Hotel (many rid…

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