Sri Lanka to pay $100m for Russian oil

By Uditha Jayasinghe
Updated May 28 2022 - 5:11pm, first published 5:09pm
Struggling with financial crisis, Sri Lanka will buy $100m of Russian oil to restart refinery.

Sri Lanka will pay $US72.6 million ($A101.4 million) to buy a 90,000-tonne shipment of Russian oil docked at Colombo's port for weeks, its energy minister says, as the island nation works to restart its only refinery and address a crippling energy crisis.