Covering face banned by President Sirisena

Covering of the face in a manner which prevents anyone from being identified, has been banned by President Maithripala Sirisena under the emergency regulations.

The ban will be in effect from tomorrow, the President’s office said.

Other face covering kits will also be banned under the Emergency Regulations.

Under the new regulations 32A and 32B drafted in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2121/1 along with several other amendments the public will be prohibition from wearing any garment, clothing or other material concealing the full face.

Under the new law full face means the whole face of a person including the ears.

No person can wear in any public place any garment, clothing or such other material concealing the full face which will in any manner cause any hindrance to the identification of a person.

The ban has been implemented for national security following the Easter Sunday bombings.

Yesterday the National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) were banned in Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena, in terms of the powers vested in him as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka under Emergency Regulations No. 01 of 2019, had taken steps to ban the National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) in Sri Lanka.

As such, all activities of those organizations as well as their property will be seized by the Government. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. At least one wise decision. A long long overdue law. Most European countries have banned the outfit. Totally out of step with the civilised world. A mournful, frightening sight. A British Minister compared these to ‘walking postboxes’.

  2. Please note that Properties owned by such individuals should also be ceased and confiscated forth-with. Jail term for such men and women must be a minimum of Five years as instructed by Courts. Any Politician or such third party attempting to influence his or her release must be dealt with severely. Parliamentarians who attempt to work out a release for such suspects should lose their parliamentary privileges before being imposed a jail term. All such individuals must be named and shamed.

  3. The foreign powers who had used Tamils to achieve their ulterior motives have failed utterly, They will fail again. They are fooling themselves if they think that they can rule Asia and the world through terrorism.

  4. The govt must also introduce legislation to restrict new mosques coming up. There are enough already for the percentage of moslems in Sr Lanka if allowed, will further shatter the unity and harmony. Politicians must bear in mind that it is critical to tackle root causes now and immediately. The sharia university will attract lot of undesirable, dangerous students and will be a breeding ground for terrorists in the shadow of education. What a brainless decision to allow this. Saudi money has spoken.

  5. Bombs could be kept inside the loose fitting clothes ,for that very purpose can we ban all the loose fitting clothes..For identification purposes,we can ask them to carry identity card wherever they go.Female police officers could be used to see their faces for further clarification.( We have female police officers allover the country). A male police officer also can see their faces in case of emergency.
    We can find women who cover their faces allover the world. None of the country has banned women from covering their faces.
    If one misuse a dress code,that doesn’t mean that the particular dress code has to be banned.If a Muslim consume alcohol, that doesn’t mean that Islam is wrong. . some fools claiming themselves as Muslim scholars are not aware of the basics of Islam. Therfore, In my opinion the bomb attacks and this dress code has no relationship.
    in conclusion,
    (ny way,I appreciate the president,his excellency)

  6. I am really confuse what exactly it means by full face including eras,
    Is that mean when someone wore a hijab but she cannot cover her ears ?????
    If it so how about normal HELMET or Catholic sisters ?????


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