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Long lines for fuel plague crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is reeling under its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948, with a severe shortage of foreign exchange severely curtailing imports, including essentials such as fuel and medicines

May 27, 2022 / 02:18 PM IST
A man walks down a road as people wait in a line to buy domestic gas tanks near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24. (Image: Reuters)
A man walks down a road as people wait in a line to buy domestic gas tanks near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24. (Image: Reuters)
People wait in a line to buy domestic gas tanks near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24. (Image: Reuters)
People wait in a line to buy domestic gas on May 24, a sight that has become all too common in the last few months as Sri Lanka faces its worse economic crisis.  (Image: Reuters)
Cans are pictured on a pavement near a distributer, placed by people who want to buy kerosene oil for their cookers due to domestic gas shortage, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24. (Image: Reuters)
Cans are pictured on a pavement near a distributer, placed by people who want to buy kerosene oil for their cookers due to domestic gas shortage, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24. (Image: Reuters)
People wait in a line on a pavement near a distributor to buy kerosene oil for their cookers due to domestic gas shortage, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24. (Image: Reuters)
People wait in a line on a pavement near a distributor to buy kerosene oil amid domestic gas shortage, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24. (Image: Reuters)
A man waits in line to buy domestic gas tanks near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
A man waits in line to buy domestic gas tanks near a distributor, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
A man waits to buy a domestic gas tank in between Diesel and Petrol lines near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
A man waits to buy a domestic gas tank in between diesel and petrol lines near a distributor that have come to define the Lankan crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
A man waits inside a three-wheeler near a line to buy petrol from a fuel station, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
A man waits inside a three-wheeler near a line to buy petrol from a fuel station as fuel shortage continues, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
A woman waits inside a three-wheeler near a line to buy a domestic gas tank from a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
A woman waits inside a three-wheeler near a line to buy a domestic gas tank from a distributor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23. (Image: Reuters)
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