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Sri Lanka can't find cash to pay even one ship for petrol, says minister

Prime Minister has said the nation is working to obtain dollars in the open market to also pay for three ships with crude oil.

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sri lanka | Ranil Wickramasinghe | India-Sri Lanka

Anusha Ondaatjie & Asantha Sirimanne | Bloomberg News 



People wait in a queue to buy petrol at a fuel station, amid the country's economic crisis in Colombo (Photo: Reuters)
People wait in a queue to buy petrol at a fuel station, amid the country's economic crisis in Colombo (Photo: Reuters)

asked citizens not to queue for gasoline as the nation on the verge of default has no dollars to pay for a fuel shipment. “There is a petrol ship in our waters,” Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera told parliament Wednesday. “We do not have the forex.”

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First Published: Wed, May 18 2022. 16:50 IST

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