COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister said Tuesday that the United Nations has organized a global appeal to help the island nation deal with critical shortages of food, fuel and medicine, but the funds provided barely scratch the surface of $6. billion it needs to stay afloat over the next six months.
In a speech to parliament, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the UN was seeking to provide $48 million in aid over a four-month period.
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