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* Sri Lanka MP brings motion to ban burkas
Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 09:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka government parliamentarian has submitted a Private Members' Motion to ban the burka in Sri Lanka for national security.

Member of Parliament Prof. Ashu Marasinghe in his motion submitted to parliament said the burka is not a part of traditional Muslim attire and is used to around the world by men to hide behind and carry out acts of terrorism.

"Our Muslim leaders have also accepted that Burka is not a traditional Muslim attire and some places even have notices to remove the Burka before entering," he said in his motion.

"Accordingly, considering the national security I propose to ban the burka," he said.


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