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Sri Lanka to revoke rogue bikini ban

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Sri Lanka does not allow visitors in revealing clothing — including men in shorts — to visit Buddhist temples and other religious sites, but beaches are generally more relaxed. (AFP pic)

Sri Lanka on Wednesday promised to revoke a rogue bikini ban raising eyebrows at a popular seaside resort, as the authorities urged tourists to wear what they want at the beach.

The signs erected by local police at Habaraduwa Beach, about 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of the capital Colombo, depicted a pair of western women in bikinis crossed out with a red “X”.

“According to Sri Lankan culture, please dress in an appropriate suit,” it stated, declaring bikinis “improper”.

A police official in Colombo said local law enforcers had not sought approval for the signs, which stirred controversy after going viral on social media.

Sri Lanka does not allow visitors in revealing clothing — including men in shorts — to visit Buddhist temples and other religious sites, but beaches are generally more relaxed….

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