Sri Lanka runs out of fuel and only services essential to operate until July 10
Sri Lanka, which has been hit by a major economic crisis, is short of fuel and only the services it needs will be operational from midnight. The list of mandatory services includes health, law and order, ports, airports, food distribution and agriculture. All non-essential services will be suspended until July 10th and existing fuel stocks are reserved for mandatory services. The government has also introduced a token system for distributing fuel.
Government spokesman Bandura Gunawaldana said, “From midnight today, we want to save a small amount of reserves we have, so fuel except for critical services such as the health sector,” according to news agency AFP. Will not be sold. “
Schools remain closed and employees in private offices are required to work from home. Government officials are being asked to choose to work from home.