• Lanka lifts ban on women buying, selling alcohol

    Published Date : 13-Jan-2018 7:19:24 IST

    Sri Lanka has revoked a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women and employing them in places where the brews are produced and sold. The finance ministry says minister Mangala Samaraweera signed the notification revoking the ban to restore gender equality and promote tourism. The ban had been in force since 1979, but many businesses had employed women to sell and serve alcohol and sold alcohol to them inspite of the ban.

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