Please click on the images to view how the island's grave economic and power crisis affects ordinary Sri Lankans.
IMAGE: G Murali, 40, makes string hoppers, a steamed rice noodle dish, for dinner during a power cut on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Hawa Kalanipura Wallampifiya on the outskirts of Colombo. Rebecca Conway/Getty Images
IMAGE: Prabha Ramnnaoordhy, 32, chops vegetables for dinner during a power cut on Monday.
IMAGE: A Sri Lankan resident walks through her home during Monday's power cut.
IMAGE: Sandhya Kristhika, 16, and her sister Kanishka, 11, use a cellphone during Monday's power cut.
IMAGE: A candle lights a room during Monday's power cut.