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One day's worth of gasoline left in Sri Lanka


Gas station at a gas station. File photoNEW DELHI, May 16.Sri Lanka has one day's worth of gasoline, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. As part of the Indian credit line, two more shipments of diesel fuel are due to arrive on May 18 and June 1. In addition, two gasoline deliveries are expected on May 18 and 29,” News First quoted the prime minister as saying. 5 million dollars needed to import gas.” “A quarter of the electricity is generated by oil. So there is a possibility that daily power outages will increase to 15 hours a day. However, we have already received money to prevent this crisis. We also have to immediately receive 20 million dollars to provide consumers with gas.The situation with kerosene and heating oil is still more acute,” the prime minister added. The country's authorities will also “work to make payment for the gas shipment that arrived on Tuesday,” the Sri Lankan prime minister said. Media: Sri Lankan military ordered to shoot to kill marauders Ranil Wickremesinghe became the new prime minister of Sri Lanka last week after several days of unrest and the subsequent resignation of the previous prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The political crisis in Sri Lanka follows the worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. In mid-April, the Sri Lankan authorities defaulted on their external debt for an interim period, pending a restructuring of those obligations under an IMF-supported economic adjustment program. The island nation's external debt is estimated at $51 billion. The economic crisis is caused by a foreign exchange deficit resulting from the restriction of tourist flow due to the coronavirus pandemic, as a result of which the country cannot purchase enough fuel. There is an acute shortage of food and basic necessities, fuel and gas in the country. Many parts of Sri Lanka are facing power outages due to lack of foreign exchange to import fuel. thousand Russians

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