Protesters angered by sky-high inflation and lengthy power cuts call for Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation 
in Colombo on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
Protesters angered by sky-high inflation and lengthy power cuts call for Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation in Colombo on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka prays for rain as it runs out of fossil fuels to generate power

  • Hydropower can typically meet about 40 per cent of the island nation’s electricity needs, but a dry spell has caused this to drop to about 20 per cent
  • Cash-strapped Sri Lanka is running out of foreign currency to pay for fuel and other imports, which has led to hours-long outages as power plants shut down

Protesters angered by sky-high inflation and lengthy power cuts call for Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation 
in Colombo on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
Protesters angered by sky-high inflation and lengthy power cuts call for Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation in Colombo on Monday. Photo: Bloomberg
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