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Attorneys-at-law DIG Ajith Rohana (L), SP Ruwan Gunasekera (behind Rohana) and SP Jaliya Senaratne (extreme right) leave the Court of Appeal yesterday, Feb 20, after representing the Acting IGP in the hearing into the case filed by interdicted High Court judge Gihan Pilapitiya against the move to arrest him over UNP parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake’s leaked audio clips. (Pic by Kamal Bogoda)

Parliament recommends

ban on all kinds of face

veils/covers


by Rathindra Kuruwita

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security has, in a special report, recommended the ban on all kinds of face veils and face covers, which conceal the identity of a person, in public places as it could be a threat to national security.

The recommendation can be found in its special report on recommendations to avoid terrorist attacks like the Easter Sunday carnage in 2019 happening in the future. Committee Chairman Malith Jayathilake presented the report to Parliament.

Many countries in the World have banned Burqa and Niqab in public places. Even the terrorist organisation Islamic State had reportedly once banned the burqa and Niqab in areas under their control due to attacks carried out by their enemies using attackers in face veils, the MP said.

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