Sri Lanka has run out of gasoline and solely important companies will function beginning midnight. The record of important companies will embrace well being, regulation and order, ports, airport, meals distribution and agriculture. All non-essential companies have been suspended until July 10.
“From midnight as we speak, no gasoline might be offered aside from important companies just like the well being sector, as a result of we need to preserve the little reserves we have now,” authorities spokesman Bandula Gunawardana was quoted as saying by information company AFP.
Faculties will stay shut and staff of personal workplaces have been requested to do business from home. Authorities officers have been requested to go for do business from home.
That is the primary time the island nation of twenty-two million folks has run out of gasoline. Sri Lanka has been reeling underneath its largest financial disaster since its Independence in 1948 and has been unable to finance the import of meals, medicines or gasoline since late final 12 months.