Steps to ban covering one’s face to prevent identification

President Maithripala Sirisena, under Emergency Regulations, has taken steps to ban from tomorrow (April 29th, 2019), all forms of face covers that may hinder one’s identity been ascertained, as a threat to national security and public safety.

This directive specifies the need for one’s face been clearly visible for ascertaining their identify as the its main criterion.

The President has issued this directive to ensure national security and a peaceful and reconciled society, where no ethnic group or community would be subjected to discomfort.

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