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Cabinet approves to ban burqa

Cabinet approval has been granted to ban all face coverings including the burqa, said the Public Security Cabinet Minister Dr Sarath Weerasekara.



Ban on face coverings approved

Ishara Mudugamuwa

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposed ban on all face coverings, including the Burqa and the Niqab, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

Speaking at the media conference held yesterday at the Government Information Department to inform the decisions taken at this week’s Cabinet meeting held yesterday he said the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to ban all face coverings particularly in public areas as it could be a security threat.

Public Security Minister Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara had proposed a ban on the ‘Burqa’ and the ‘Niqab’ on March 13 based on concerns over national security.