After the Easter day blasts in Sr Lanka,the government takes strict rules regarding the national security.As a part of the new settlement, the country banned all face veils including the burqa.The decision was also approved by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena made the announcement late on Sunday.
“President Maithripala Sirisena took this decision to further support the ongoing security and help the armed forces to easily identify the identity of any wanted perpetrators,” the release added.
With this rule in place, any kind of garment that covers the face like masks, veils and burqas, has been prohibited in Sri Lanka. The move came after a private members’ motion was submitted by a parliamentarian in the island country for the seeking the ban.
The country is still reeling from the terror blasts that ripped across three cities on April 21 in several churches and hotels, taking at least 253 lives and leaving hundreds more injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombings that were executed by suicide bombers; and the National Thowheed Jamath as well as Jammiyathul Maillathu Ibrahim are suspected to have links the blasts.