According to a Sunday report, Sri Lanka has banned all types of face coverings – including the Muslim Burqa traditionally worn by females – after last week’s Easter terror attacks that killed more than 300 people.
“The decision to ban all types of burqas and face covers was approved by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena after several bombs ripped through the island nation on April 21,” according to India Today.
The island nation announced the ban via press release.
“Any form of face covering that will hinder the identification of a person is banned under emergency regulations,” the release said. “A decision has been taken by the president to ban all forms of face covering that will hinder easy identification under emergency regulations.” […]
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