6 months Sri Lanka eyes banning face cover for Muslim women Manilatimes |World
AMPARA, Sri Lanka: Muslim women in Sri Lanka will no longer be able to veil their faces under an emergency law ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena that bans all kinds of face coverings that may conceal people’s identities. The law takes effect Monday, eight days after the Easter bombings of churches and hotels that killed more the 250 people in Sri Lanka. Dozens of suspects have been arrested but local officials and the US embassy in Colombo have warned that more militants remained on the loose with explosives. Life on the south Asian island nation has been tense since the ... more