Sri Lankans bide time as leaders seek fix for economic woes


              People walk to work in the morning amid fuel shortage in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, July 25, 2022. Sri Lanka's economic crisis has left the nation's 22 million people struggling with shortages of essentials, including medicine, fuel and food. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A man navigates his way through motorbikes parked for fuel at a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Sri Lanka's economic crisis has left the nation's 22 million people struggling with shortages of essentials, including medicine, fuel and food. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A porter carries sacks of imported food items at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A street hawker arranges his stall as people walk past in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A porter carries a load of imported food items at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              An auto rickshaw driver waits to buy fuel holding a QR code at a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Sri Lanka introduced fuel distribution using the QR code Monday as part of implementing a weekly quota for motorists. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A street hawker waits for customers as people walk past in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A porter carries a sacks of imported onions at a market place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              Motorists wait next to a banner that says only those vehicles with QR codes will be given fuel at a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Sri Lanka introduced fuel distribution using the QR code Monday as part of implementing a weekly fuel quota for motorists. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A worker scans a QR code before pumping gas to a vehicle at a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Sri Lanka introduced fuel distribution using the QR code Monday as part of implementing a weekly quota for motorists. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              An auto rickshaw driver pushes his vehicle next to a banner that says only those vehicles with QR codes will be given fuel at a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug.2, 2022. Sri Lanka introduced fuel distribution using the QR code Monday as part of implementing a weekly fuel quota for motorists. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A worker scans a QR code before pumping gas to a vehicle at a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Sri Lanka introduced fuel distribution using the QR code Monday as part of implementing a weekly quota for motorists. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              A man pushes his autorickshaw to a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Sri Lanka's economic crisis has left the nation's 22 million people struggling with shortages of essentials, including medicine, fuel and food. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)