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Fuel shortage hits Colombo fishing community


Sri Lanka’s main opposition party has said it will table a no-confidence motion in parliament if the Rajapaksa government does not take action to ease the financial crisis. Ali Sabry, who had previously resigned as finance minister less than a day after his appointment, is back in power. He said he chose to continue as finance minister because no one was willing to accept the offer. Sabry will lead the government negotiating team at the International Monetary Fund.

Meanwhile, reports suggest the island nation could run out of fuel by the end of April. The fuel shortage in Sri Lanka has virtually paralyzed the island nation. One of the hardest hit is the country’s fishing community. Santia Gora reports from a fishing village on the outskirts of Colombo where hardship becomes a daily norm.

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