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Breaking: Sri Lanka bans wearing of hijab, covering of faces 

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Breaking: Sri Lanka bans wearing of hijab, covering of faces 
By Steve Oko 
 Barely eight days after over 250 persons were killed and hundreds wounded in multiple bomb attacks by Islamic fundamentalists in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena, Monday banned the covering of faces. 
The President  said he invoked  an emergency law to impose the restriction from Monday. 
He said the measure had become necessary for easy identification of people. 
 “Any face garment which hinders identification will be banned to ensure security”, he thundered. 
However, the presidential order,  has sparked global  criticism  by Muslim leaders. 
Wawa News Global recalls that days after the deadly Easter attack, Sri Lankan government mounted enough security to secure the nooks and crannies of the country. 
Over the weekend thousands of Sri Lankan troops stood guard on the streets, protecting churches and mosques. 
Sunday church services were cancelled across the country as a precaution, but worshippers in the capital gathered to pray outside St Anthony’s Shrine, which was badly damaged in the attacks.
 According to  BBC, the number of people arrested in connection with the killings has risen  to 150. 
Security personnel’s are also hunting for around 140 followers of the jihadist group Islamic State.
 The jihadist group Islamic State were accused of being behind the attacks. 
There has been global outrage and condemnation of the dastardly act with President Donald Trump of the US and other world leaders  calling for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators. 
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