Courts, schools, offices close as Sri Lanka suspends fuel supply

Vehicles waiting in line in Colombo on June 29 to buy petrol due to fuel shortage. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BANGALORE - After almost 24 hours of standing in a winding queue for petrol in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, lawyer Thishya Weragoda received a written token for 14.5 litres of rationed fuel - to be collected when fuel becomes available in the nation facing its worst economic crisis.

Thirty minutes later on June 27, Mr Weragoda, 40, heard the news that the authorities suspended fuel supply for two weeks.

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