Consumers in long lines to buy cooking gas use their empty cylinders to block a main intersectional road in Colombo on May 8, 2022, after a local store ran out of supplies. – Protests have spread across the country against worsening paucity of gas, fuel, food and medicines as the country faces an unprecedented economic crisis of foreign exchange to finance essential imports. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)