• Gas lines and scuffles: Sri Lanka faces humanitarian crisis

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    A few years ago, Sri Lanka had an economy strong enough to provide jobs and financial security for its 22 million people
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  • Gas lines and scuffles: Sri Lanka faces humanitarian crisis

    Gas lines and scuffles: Sri Lanka faces humanitarian crisis

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Chamila Nilanthi is tired of all the waiting. The 47-year-old mother of two spent three days lining up to get kerosene in the Sri Lankan town of Gampaha, northeast of the capital Colombo. Two weeks earlier, she spent three days in a queue for cooking gas - but came home with none.
    “I am totally fed up, exhausted,'' she said. “I don't know how long we have to do this.''
    A few years ago Sri Lanka's economy was growing strongly enough to provide jobs and financial security for most. It's now in a state of collapse, dependent on aid from India and other countries as its...
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