Sri Lanka: Ban on women buying alcohol


Sri Lanka has lifted a 39-year ban. The ban is about women buying alcohol or working in places that sell or manufacture liquor, said a spokesman for the finance ministry.

The 1979 law prohibiting the sale of any type of alcohol to women was overturned in an effort to strike sexist bills from the statute books, an official said on Sunday.

“The idea was to restore gender neutrality,” Ali Hassen told AFP of the decision on Wednesday to roll back the ban. He further says, liquor vendors should not sell spirits to police or members of the armed forces in uniform.


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