News Sri Lanka » Religion: Gone like a shot: Why did Sri Lanka reinstate alcohol ban for women?
Welcome to the complicated world of Sri Lanka, riven by religious and ethnic tensions and still haunted by a civil war that lasted more than a quarter century before ending in 2009, leaving the Tamil minority crushed by the ethnic majority Sinhalese.
News Sri Lanka » Religion: It's No Longer Illegal for Women to Buy Alcohol in Sri Lanka and People Are Celebrating
Buddhism is the main religion in Sri Lanka and Buddhist tradition enforces strict prohibitions against mind-altering drugs and alcohol. Nevertheless, young men in the region are drinking with more and more frequency. Many women, meanwhile, refrain from ...
News Sri Lanka » Religion: Alcohol outlawed for women in nation of Sri Lanka — again
Sri Lanka's government has reinstated a ban on women buying alcohol ... It drew criticism from opposition lawmakers who say it will have an effect on the island's cultural and religious values. Read a replica of today's printed newspaper on your tablet ...
News Sri Lanka » Religion: University of Virginia MBA Students show interest in Integration and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
The MBA students of University of Virginia visited Sri Lanka and discussed with the Ministry of National ... District Reconciliation Committee with inter-religious leaders to address ethnic and religious tensions, National Integration Week, reconciliation ...
News Sri Lanka » Religion: Sri Lankan cinema celebrates 71 years
Religious observances were held on January 19 marking the ... planting of a tree in front of the corporation, a talk on Sri Lanka’s cinema history by Prof. Patrick Ratnayake, the launching of a film magazine, screening of a documentary film, felicitation ...
News Sri Lanka » Religion: Sri Lanka reinstated ban on selling alcohol to women
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has reinstated a ... It drew criticism from opposition lawmakers who say it will have an effect on the island's cultural and religious values.
News Sri Lanka » Religion: Sri Lanka president re-imposes ban on women buying alcohol
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has ordered the reinstatement ... opposition lawmakers who say it will have an effect on the island's cultural and religious values.
News Sri Lanka » Religion: Religious Or Not, Read This Book!
begins ‘a magical mythos tour’ at the Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka, where, shortly after arriving ... The book is an interfaith pilgrimage, with both Eastern and Western religious ideas and a nod to atheists and humanists along the way.
News Sri Lanka » Religion: Kadirgamar believed in a strong India-Sri Lanka Relationship
India-Sri Lanka relations in recent times have matured to become a ... India is a land of extraordinary diversity on account of regions, languages, dialects, religions etc. Yet amidst this wide diversity there is also a unifying thread.
News Sri Lanka » Religion: Booze ban on Sri Lankan women lifted after 60 years
While the law was not always strictly enforced, and many women in Sri Lanka choose not to drink alcohol due to cultural and religious beliefs, the change in the law has been widely welcomed. The change to the law, which was announced by Sri Lanka’s ...