Sri Lanka's car-free day sparks debate over women's safety

When Colombo's mayor announced Sri Lanka's congested capital would go car-free this Sunday to promote a "healthier" lifestyle, she might have expected a few grumbles from petrolheads.

But no one appears to have anticipated the furious backlash from women in the city, who say cars offer them much-needed protection from sexual harassment on the streets and on public transport.

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