Women have taken to all and everything that men do. In the latest development, women have taken to riding scooters to work, drop children to school and do marketing.

Police said the ability to ride scooters with helmets makes it difficult to identify them even by their husbands and the kith and kin and added that some women have misused this freedom granted to them by their husbands.

Police have received some complaints from main cities where husbands claimed that their scooter riding wives had got involved in extra-marital affairs, some of which have even led to filing divorce cases.

In one case, the husband had identified the wife near a hotel in Colombo at the Marine Drive getting off the scooter, removing the helmet and entering the hotel with a youth. He had reported the matter to the Police and the woman and her paramour had been taken in for questioning.