A Sri Lankan man drinks beer at a bar in Colombo. Sri Lanka revoked a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women, only to reverse the decision a few days later. Photo: AP

Gone like a shot: Why did Sri Lanka reinstate alcohol ban for women?

When Sri Lankan women won the right to buy a drink at a bar, they had barely enough time to get a round in before their president brought the ban back. What some saw as mean spirited, others saw as a cheap trick to win votes

Topic |   China-Sri Lanka relations

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A Sri Lankan man drinks beer at a bar in Colombo. Sri Lanka revoked a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women, only to reverse the decision a few days later. Photo: AP
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