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Sri Lanka gives public workers extra day off to grow food

Sri Lanka, who is struggling with shortages amid its worst economic crisis in decades, announced on Tuesday that public sector workers will be given Fridays off for the next three months, without a cut in pay, to allow them time to grow…

Sri Lanka urges farmers to plant more rice amid crisis

Sri Lanka is calling on farmers to grow more rice as it faces its worst economic crisis in more than 70 years. The country's agriculture minister made the appeal as he said the country's "food situation is becoming worse". It comes as…

Former Sri Lanka PM summoned by Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has decided to call former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to obtain a statement regarding the attacks on protesters at Galle Face and Temple Trees in Colombo on May 9 and the subsequent…