With bikes but no cars, buses or trains, Sri Lankan villagers turned to bicycle trailers to solve their carrying problem.
The Sri Lankan bicycle trailer is a small, two-wheeled cart made of steel. It can be attached to the back of a normal bicycle using a hook fitted under the bike's seat. The bike can then be pedalled as usual, carrying loads of up to 200 kilos (about the weight of two large men).
Sri Lankans use the trailers:
At first many people thought that the bicycle trailers were funny and teased the men and women who used them. But gradually, as it became clear how useful the trailers were, demand grew and grew.