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Gazette allowing liquor sales to women rescinded

18 January 2018 12:15 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Based on a request by the Cabinet, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has rescinded the gazette notifications which had permitted the sale of liquor to women, employing them in liquor shops and extending the opening hours of liquor shops.

Accordingly, the prohibition on selling liquor to women and employing women in places where liquor is manufactured or sold has been re-imposed under Excise Notification No 04 of 2018 signed by the Minister Samaraweera.

The other gazette Extraordinary containing the Excise Notification No 03 of 2018 has re-introduced the previous business hours for liquor establishments.

  Comments - 5

  • Darrel Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:31 PM

    Will you make up your mind already!

    gemba Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:45 PM

    Women can serve in the armed forces but cannot serve a drink. What a country. Maybe the yellow robes had something to do with it. Let's get something straight it does not matter what the hell we do on earth since who cares what happens when we die.Let's have some fun and hell with the rest.

    WW Friday, 19 January 2018 09:09 AM

    They say it is to protect 'sri lankan culture'. And this is how they are going to protect it.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 19 January 2018 10:11 AM

    Ten women are reported to have filed a FR petition over this, so let's see what the Supreme court has to say about it.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 19 January 2018 11:03 AM

    The European Commission on Human Rights was very grateful for the information about the renewed violation of human rights and the discrimination against women in Sri Lanka. All major travel companies will issue a warning that it is prohibited to sell or serve alcohol to women in Sri Lanka.


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