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Nov 7, 7:29 AM EST

Sri Lanka's gasoline shortage continues

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Tens of thousands of motorists are forming long lines at gasoline stations in Sri Lanka, as the country's fuel shortage continues for a fifth day.

State-run oil retailer Ceylon Petroleum Corp. has been providing limited supplies since last week following a delayed fuel shipment and the rejection of another shipment because it was substandard.

Authorities say the next shipment of gasoline will arrive in Sri Lanka on Wednesday night, but trade union leader D.J. Rajakaruna told reporters Tuesday that supplies across the country won't be normalized until Friday.

Some of the people waiting in long lines were carrying bottles despite a government order to gas stations not to dispense gasoline in bottles.

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