Sri Lanka Left With 5 Days Worth of Fuel

Sri Lanka’s power and energy minister said the country’s fuel reserve would last about five more days.

Sri Lanka has faced a fuel shortage this week, with long lines at some gasoline stations across the country.

“Stocks could run out faster if we do not cut back on non-essential travel and stop hoarding fuel,” said Kanchana Wijesekera, power and energy minister.

According to Wijesekera, the Sri Lankan government is trying to manage its existing diesel and petrol that would last until June 21.

Wijesekera said Sri Lanka has been struggling to get fuel supply because of issues in its foreign exchange market.

Wijesekera noted that petrol might be shipped to Sri Lanka in the next three days, while two other fuel shipments could be expected in the next eight days.

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