Sri Lanka Has Literally Run Out Of Gas

I won’t post pictures of us looking fucked up. These are meals that went out to people in the fuel queues, by Community Meal Share

Sri Lanka has dramatically cut its fossil fuel emissions, completely involuntarily. We don’t use diesel, petrol, or natural gas simply because we can’t import any. We have no natural reserves and no credit to buy. The country has literally run out of gas.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at