Six teams of three vehicles each and their drivers and passengers competed in the 2016 tuk-tuk polo championships held over the weekend in the southern port city of Galle.
Elephants were ridden at six previous tournaments in Galle, but organisers decided to stop using the animals after the 2007 event when one went rogue and smashed into several spectators’ cars.
‘Tuk tuk’ polo is basically the same as regular polo.
Only instead of riding horses or elephants, players drive three-wheeled auto-rickshaws around.
And there are no seat belts.