Sri Lanka Shortens Work Week So Workers Can Grow their Own Food Due to Economic, Political Crises

Image depicts a woman harvesting tea leaves in Sri Lanka. (Photo courtesy of Elina Sazonova/Pexels)

Sri Lanka is giving public workers an extra day off during the week for the next three months and encouraging them to grow food.

The island nation faces its worst financial crisis in decades. More about that here. Officials struggle to pay for crucial imports like food, fuel, and medicine.

The government information office said in a statement, “It seems appropriate to grant government officials leave of one working day … to engage in agricultural activities in their backyards or elsewhere as a solution to the food shortage that is expected.”

“Economic and political crises have broken down a fairly stable environment,” International Media Ministries Executive Director Denise Godwin says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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