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Sri Lanka suspends fuel sale for non-essential vehicles as economic crisis bites
June 28, 2022

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Sri Lanka, facing worst economic crisis in decades, has suspended sale of fuel for non-essential vehicles.

Talking to reporters, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said the government would ban private vehicles from buying petrol and diesel until 10 July.

He said the ban underlined the steep rise in oil pricing and limited foreign exchange reserves in the country.