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Schools Remains Closed in Sri Lanka Amid Devastating Economic & Energy Crisis

HeadlineJul 06, 2022

A growing economic crisis and gas shortage in Sri Lanka has forced the nation to keep its schools shut for another week because there is not enough gas for students and teachers to travel to school. Authorities have also announced plans to cut electricity by up to three hours a day because the country does not have enough fuel. Sri Lanka is also facing a dire shortage of food and medicine. On Tuesday, Sri Lanka announced it will stop printing money as inflation is expected to reach 60% this year.

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