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Sri Lanka reimposes ban on women buying alcohol – days after it was lifted
Sri Lanka reimposes ban on women buying alcohol – days after it was lifted

Sri Lanka’s president has reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying alcohol, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction. Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday said he had ordered the country’s finance minister, Mangala Samaraweera, to revoke his decision of last week to overturn the 1979 law prohibiting the sale of any type of alcohol to…

AFP - Jan 15 16:33 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

Sri Lanka destroys US$108 million haul of cocaine
Sri Lanka destroys US$108 million haul of cocaine

Sri Lanka on Monday destroyed US$108 million worth of cocaine in public, seized by authorities in the port of Colombo which is increasingly becoming a transit hub favoured by drug smugglers in Asia. The authorities destroyed 928 kg (more than 2,040 lbs) of the drug, the largest cocaine haul in Asia, which was found in a container of timber on a Colombian ship bound…

Reuters - Jan 15 16:31 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, World, SriLanka ]

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