Friday, May 20, 2022

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Warns Of Fuel And Food Shortages Amid Economic Crisis


Reuters: Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages 

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Thousands of people queued for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka's commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis. 

Lines formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000 people, as residents tried to stock up on fuel, which is mostly imported and is in extremely short supply with the government running out of foreign exchange.  

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Update #1: Sri Lanka Prime Minister warns of food shortages amid economic crisis and lack of fertiliser (ABC News)  

Update #2: Food shortages add to Sri Lanka's woes (Reuters)  

WNU Editor: It looks like Sri Lanka is not going to be the only country facing an economic crisis .... Is Bangladesh heading toward a Sri Lanka-like crisis? (DW).

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