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Kurunegala Municipal Council bans burqas

The Kurunegala Municipal Council (MC) unanimously decided to ban burqas in its municipality at a special sitting held recently.

The motion, which was presented to the council by United National Party (UNP) councillor Mohamed Rizvi, was supported by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), UNP, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), and All-Ceylon Muslim Congress (ACMC) representatives that were present at the debate.

Rizvi said that due to this terrorist attack, nearly two million Muslims faced inconveniences. UNP councillor Wijayananda Wedisinghe said that the country did not need two laws but one, adding that schools teaching Sharia law should be closed.

JVP councillor Ranuka Sananjaya inquired as to why this type of garment, which has been mainly used in the Middle East as protection against sand, was allowed to be used in Sri Lanka.

UNP councillor Vishaka Abeysinghe condemned the attacks, adding that it was pathetic that women, too, had joined the organisations behind them. Abeysinghe added that the security in the Kurunegala municipality should be strengthened.

ACMC councillor Azardeen Moyunudeen said that all communities must stand united to stop extremists.


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