Sri Lanka: Man Dies Waiting for Rationed Gasoline

A 53-year-old man died in Sri Lanka’s western town of Aluthgama on Tuesday while waiting in line for gasoline, which has been strictly rationed in the country since March because of a dire financial crisis, Sri Lanka’s News First website reported Wednesday.

Drivers are waiting in long queues at an Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) filling station in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 02, 2022. (Photo by Pradeep Dambarage/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka: Mob Storms President’s House as Country Runs Out of Food, Gasoline

Hundreds of protesters – reportedly armed with clubs, iron rods, stones, and other rudimentary weapons – attempted to storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s house in the Mirihana district of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Thursday night, demanding his government address the chronic shortages of fuel, food, medicine, and electricity the country is experiencing.

Demonstrators throw rocks during a clash with riot police as people demonstrate outside Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's home to call for his stepping down as the country's unprecedented economic crisis worsened in Colombo, on March 31, 2022. - The protest trying to storm the home of Sri Lankan President …