Sri Lanka’s energy minister has given a serious warning about the country’s low gasoline supply due to its economic crisis. Sri Lankan politician Kanchana Wijesekera stated on Sunday, July 3, that the country has only enough fuel to provide for less than a day’s demand. The arrvial of a diesel supply was expected at the weekend, but Wijesekera said that the nation did not have the money to pay for the delivery. Due to a lack of foreign currency, the country is experiencing its greatest economic crisis since its independence from the UK in 1948. For the first time ever, Sri Lanka missed a payment on a foreign loan in May. The government has supported the survival of export-oriented businesses like clothes and textiles so that the economy can produce larger sums of foreign currency. According to a news journalist, the fuel supplies required to use the machinery in these companies and transport goods are currently running low.