Steps to ban covering one's face to prevent identification
[April 29 2019]
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
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.