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Sri Lanka reinforces ban that prevents women from buying alcohol

Sri Lanka reinforces ban that prevents women from buying alcohol

The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, has reinforced the ban on women buying alcohol, days after the four-decade old law was lifted by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. Removing the ban was seen as a threat to the Sri Lankan culture by the Buddhist population. Critics have alleged that the President was not seriously committed to the issue of gender equality.