Emergency Law in Sri Lanka: All kinds of face coverings banned in the country

SUKIRTI MISHRA 29/04/2019 12:57 PM

Colombo. The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena has restricted all kinds of "covering of face" to conceal the identity, reported the sources. The decision has come in the wake of serial explosions which ripped through Sri Lanka on the Easter morning, killing more than 250 people. 
The decision has been taken under the Emergency Regulations. PMO took this step in order to ensure public safety. Muslim women will no longer be able to cover their faces under the law. "The ban is to ensure national security. No one should obscure their faces to make identification difficult."  

The first Sunday after Easter, no mass was held in any church, across the country. People either prayed in homes or nearby churches even as curfew was being lifted in the country except for areas in Kalmunai, Sammanthurai and Chavalakade. 
In a raid executed in Dematagoda in Colombo, Mohamed Ibrahim Ifran Ahmed, the elder brother of the two suicide bombers was arrested by the STF.


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