Sri Lanka Bars Face Veil To Prevent Terrorists Hiding Under Their Covers
Henceforth, it will be an offence punishable by law for people to wear clothes that will cover their faces in Sri Lanka
Following the multiple terror attacks on Easter Sunday and the explosions and shootouts that broke out on Friday, Sri Lanka government has issued an emergency law making it unacceptable to wear clothing that hides the face.
The new rule came into effect on Monday, eight days after the Easter bombings of churches and hotels that claimed the lives of more than 250 people at several locations. The law banning face veils was brought in at the orders of President Maithripala Sirisena who has been warned that more militants remain at large despite multiple arrests made.
Aside from the banning of face veils, a number of other measures have been taken to avoid another terror attack. Catholic Masses have been banned in the meantime.
Sri Lanka’s Catholics yesterday celebrated Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks.