Jan 23, 2018

Swarna to Court seeking equal rights

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for the second time, against the decision taken by the President to revoke the Finance Ministry’s decision to lift the ban on women purchasing alcohol.

This petition has been filed by around 20 women including prominent actress Swarna Mallawarachchi.

They claim that this appeal should not considered as women’s appeal to consume alcohol but it is flouting the basic human rights of a woman to be told they do not have the same rights as men.

 A group including actress Samanalie Fonseka had earlier filed a petition in the Supreme Court in this regard.