Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings To Prevent Terrorists From Hiding Their Identities

With regards to the Sri Lankan Easter bombings, the government has henceforth banned the wearing of items of clothing that covers the faces of people in the country. This emergency law makes it unacceptable for people in Sri Lanka to cover up their faces. This rule was passed on Monday, April 29th, eight days after the Easter bombings of churches and hotels that took the lives of more than 250 people at several locations. The Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisenalaw warned that despite the multiple arrests made, more militants are still lurking in the country. Aside from the face veil ban, other measures have also been taken to avoid another terror attack. Catholic Masses have been banned for the moment. 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. Photo Credit: Getty

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