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Sri Lanka’s flip-flop on ladies alcohol ban assailed

Colombo, Sri Lanka – In what many see as a discriminatory move towards women, President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka has reversed a decision by his finance minister, Mangala Samaraweera, to allow women to buy alcohol for the first time since 1955. The president’s office also ordered the cancellation of the gazette notifications from the…