This place will apply a four-day work week. But not for the happiness of employees
The shortened work week aimed at increasing employee productivity and happiness is being experimented with in countries around the world like Iceland and the UK.
But in crisis-stricken Sri Lanka, the concept has more to do with tackling food and fuel shortages.
The South Asian country announced on Tuesday that public sector workers would be given Friday breaks for the next three months, without a pay cut, to give them time to increase their harvest.
"It seems appropriate to give employees permission to engage in agricultural activities in their backyards or elsewhere as a solution to the expected food shortage," the Government Information Department said on Tuesday.
It is estimated that there are up to 1 million public sector employees in the country. However, the four-day week will not apply to those working in hospitals and ports or those in the energy and water sectors.