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Sri Lanka Runs Out of Fuel, Says it Faces
‘Most Difficult’ Summer

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 5/17/2022 12:15:24 AM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced on Monday that his nation had “run out” of petroleum-based fuel during a national address in which he predicted that the next two months will be “the most difficult ones of our lives,” Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. “We have run out of petrol. … At the moment, we only have petrol stocks for a single day,” Wickremesinghe said on May 16. The prime minister revealed his government had likewise run out of foreign currency reserves needed to pay for three oil shipments on vessels docked outside Colombo’s harbor on Monday and “14 essential medicines,”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 5/17/2022 12:28:36 AM (No. 1157512)
That would suck to be that poor.Here 's a suggestion to Sri Lanka. Just say "charge it" to my Shell Card please...then you don't have to pay for it. If they say you don't have a Shell Credit Card...Call it a college loan and you should not have to pay it back.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/17/2022 12:31:30 AM (No. 1157513)
Let me guess.....Marxists in charge?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO 5/17/2022 1:41:12 AM (No. 1157538)
Why don't they just buy electric cars?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 5/17/2022 2:04:01 AM (No. 1157540)
The jerks in the government decided that all petroleum and not natural fertilizers would be banned from Sri Lanka. The result? A massive decrease in the amount of food raised because of failing crops. For the first time Sri Lanka had to import--not export--food and other agricultural products. Going "green" in Sri Lanka has been a total disaster. Government leaders are strictly to blame and no doubt keep their getaway plane at the airport feuled and ready to fly.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared 5/17/2022 2:55:30 AM (No. 1157549)
FTA: .. Sri Lanka’s federal government had run out of cash to pay its 1.4 million civil servants their salaries for the month of May and beyond. Step right up and help them out Brandon. You did it for your pals in the Ukraine.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/17/2022 4:09:57 AM (No. 1157560)
This is a call to sugar daddy Joey to provide more foreign aide.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jalo1951 5/17/2022 4:18:56 AM (No. 1157567)
No problem. Just flick on the “green energy” switch.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq 5/17/2022 5:52:42 AM (No. 1157589)
When the wicked rule, the people groan.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 5/17/2022 6:19:04 AM (No. 1157597)
Future news in United States: "Demand for Fossil Fuel Energy Exceeds Supply: Rationing Required for Next 10 years"
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Reply 10 - Posted by: F15 Gork 5/17/2022 6:45:24 AM (No. 1157615)
Windmills, solar panels and butterflies flapping their wings! That’s the ticket!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: watashiyo 5/17/2022 6:45:28 AM (No. 1157616)
I suppose they'll eventually cross our borders, seek asylum and apply for a smorgasbord of government entitlements. Democrats would love that.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum 5/17/2022 6:57:30 AM (No. 1157627)
Democrat ideology will destroy anyone, any country, any corporation, any government that jumps on their irrational bandwagon. It’s practically a law of nature by now that has been proven over and over again. Abandon common sense, and you will be faced with one crisis after another. Eventually, you will be destroyed by your own bad choices.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TLCary 5/17/2022 7:28:02 AM (No. 1157658)
They went Green. Nationally mandated 100% organic farming! Geen New Deal feels so warm, so fuzzy and so very very hungry. It's been a disaster.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 5/17/2022 7:43:49 AM (No. 1157669)
The petrol shortage is already spreading elsewhere. I have family in western Canada who report that the provincial government has informed the public that gasoline and diesel supplies are critically low and to restrict travel to essential travel only and to carpool. Other news reports have surfaced here in America warning that diesel supplies are also critically low and will initially impact the eastern states and spread westward. It also appears that Canada and the US are diverting gas and diesel to Europe whose supplies from russia have been restricted or cutoff due to the Ukraine war. Meanwhile, the electrical grid out west will be stretched to the limit this summer because more coal-fired generation plants have been closed and replaced with so-called renewables. I often wonder how different things would be in the world day if it wasn't for the Great Election Fraud of 2020.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: planetgeo 5/17/2022 7:51:10 AM (No. 1157676)
When crazy people run governments, crazy things start happening. Magical thinking makes countries disappear.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40 5/17/2022 10:14:04 AM (No. 1157819)
Never send to know for whom the bell tolls…It tolls for thee!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/17/2022 10:30:10 AM (No. 1157839)
Sri Lanka is a self inflicted disaster by its leadership. People will say the people voted for it, but with election integrity like it is, I doubt they decided anything.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 5/17/2022 1:01:59 PM (No. 1157991)
It's worse than I thought.....Marxists with the ADVICE of greenie weenie ecocrazies. A fatal combination, and millions will go hungry. How many will die of starvation for the greenie weenie ecocrazy fantasies?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/17/2022 3:00:25 PM (No. 1158089)
It's been going downhill since they changed the name from Ceylon to Sri Lanka.
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