Apr 28, 2019

Burka banned from tomorrow onwards !

President Maithripala Sirisena, in terms of powers vested in him as the under Emergency Regulations, has decided to ban all facial covering garments, which would be a hindrance to verify the identity of the wearer and pose a threat to public security.

The decision has been announced by a statement issued by the Presidential Media Division.

It adds that the most basic requirement when verifying one's identity would be the face being clearly exposed to allow identification.