Government is likely to take more time to consider the proposed ban on the burqas.

Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara, said on Saturday he has already signed the Cabinet paper seeking approval of the government to ban burqas .- Burqa is a garment worn by some Muslim women covering the body and face.- The Minister however said that this garment is a sensitive security issue.

The Pakistani High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Saad Khattak reacting to press reports tweeted saying a ban would only injure the feelings of Muslims, while UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief Ahmed Saheed said in a tweet that the ban would not be compatible with the international law.

Today Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the media that ban is a sensitive issue and needs consultation and therefore requires more time


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