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Sri Lankan govt workers now given extra day off a week to grow food

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has announced that it is giving its officials an extra day off a week to encourage them to grow food, amid fears of a food shortage engulfing the country, BBC reported on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka's finance minister quits one day after joining

Colombo: Amid a deepening economic crisis and growing public unrest, Sri Lanka's finance minister Ali Sabry has resigned a day after being sworn in.

Sri Lanka heads towards humanitarian crisis as economic woes mount

The Covid-19 pandemic has left Sri Lanka in a deep economic crisis, pushing at least half a million people into poverty amid soaring inflation that has forced a large chunk of the population to cut down on food and fuel requirements.