Starving Sri Lanka Shortens Work Week to Give People Time to Grow Food

Sri Lanka’s federal government on Monday approved a proposal that would shorten the work week of most public sector staff to four days so that they will have time to farm their own food crops, Reuters reported on Tuesday, noting the measure aims to combat Sri Lanka’s worsening food shortages caused by a recent economic crisis.

Farmers plant rice seedlings in a paddy field in Bandaragama, Sri Lanka, on June 5, 2022. As inflation neared 40% last week, the government urged farmers to start planting rice. Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Exclusive – Venezuelan Pollster: Biden’s Guaidó Snub a High-Risk Attempt to ‘Normalize’ Maduro

President Joe Biden’s decision to invite neither Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro nor its rightful president, Juan Guaidó, to this week’s Summit of the Americas is a prelude to “normalizing” the Maduro regime that will have “an important political cost” for Biden with Hispanic voters, Rubén Chirino Leañez, CEO of the Venezuelan polling firm Meganálisis, told Breitbart News.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 08: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the opening ceremonies of the IX Summit of the Americas at the Microsoft Theater on June 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Leaders from North, Central and South America traveled to Los Angeles for the summit to …

Sri Lanka: President Tweets as Mobs Burn 50+ Homes of Ruling Politicians

Local news outlets in Sri Lanka documented the destruction of over 50 homes and other properties belonging to government ministers and members of Parliament – including at least four tied to the ruling Rajapaksa family – between Monday night and Tuesday morning, a major escalation in violence in less than 24 hours after over a month of mostly peaceful protests.

Burnt cars, torched by anti-government protesters, are pictured near Sri Lanka's former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's official residence in Colombo on May 10, 2022. - Five people were killed and more than 225 wounded in a wave of violence in Sri Lanka where the prime minister resigned after weeks of …