Lasanda Deepthi, a 43-year-old Sri Lankan woman, plans her day around fuel queues.
The driver of an auto-rickshaw on the outskirts of the commercial capital Colombo, she keeps a close eye on the petrol gauge of her sky-blue three-wheeler before accepting a job to make sure she has enough fuel.
"I can barely afford enough rice and vegetables for my family," she said. "I can't find medicines my mother needs. How will we live next month? I don't know what our future will be like."
(Photo Editing Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson; Text Editing Raju Gopalakrishnan; Layout Marta Montana Gomez)