World / Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings After Easter Bomb Attacks

The Quint : Apr 29, 2019, 10:29 AM

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after Islamist militants carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people. 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. Barring three areas, Sri Lanka on Sunday, 28 April, lifted nationwide curfew.