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Sri Lanka to turn off street lights in deepening economic crisis
Headlines Today | 01/04/2022 09:00 AM | Click to read full article
Sri Lanka is turning off its street lights to save electricity, a minister said on Thursday, as its worst economic crisis in decades brought more power cuts and gloom to its main stock market, triggering a halt in trade as prices slid.
The nation is struggling with rolling power cuts for up to 13 hours a day as the government is unable to make payments for fuel imports because of a lack of foreign exchange.