Sri Lanka’s energy crisis hits country’s fishing industry

A lack of fuel, ice, and places to sell their catch has left fishermen in Jaffna in the lurch. …

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since it gained independence from Britain in 1948.

Food shortages, soaring prices and power cuts have left the government requesting emergency financial help.

One sector badly affected is the fishing industry in the country’s north. A lack of fuel, ice and marketing options has resulted in entire communities being without work.


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