Video: Face covered helmets banned

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Following recent robberies and murders committed by men wearing ‘fullface’ helmets, Police today imposed a ban on wearing such helmets.

The ban would be implemented from March 21, the Police said.

Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said such incidents were consequences of not implementing this regulation earlier.

According a Police regulation, helmets covering the face between eyebrows and the chin would be prohibited.

“After March 20, riders wearing full face helmet would be fined Rs.1000, while a court case will be filed,” SSP Rohana said.

He said the Police wanted the regulation implemented immediately for two reasons – one because of instances where criminals escaped identification using full-face helmets with tinted visors and the other being recent murders using helmets as masks. (Piyumi Fonseka and Sanath Desmond)

Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 19

  • Monday, 02 March 2015 03:17 PM

    Extremely poor decision - full face helmet is the proper head protection for any rider this is the international standard not for SL alone. Failure in apprehending culprits by the police - now coming up with kakille king kind of a stuff - we experienced this in 88-89 - same issue. - saying another words if anyone does a crime by wearing a full face helmet means he can get a away without getting identified. How if someone bring the full face helmet in a silly silly bag commit a crime and slowly put the half face helmet back on ? cool right ! that even become more difficult to catch the culprits. sad really sad .

    ratne Monday, 02 March 2015 03:22 PM

    Why not ban the knifes too in sri lanka ?

    prem Monday, 02 March 2015 03:38 PM

    Good move. Only culprits would not agree with this!

    Saman Monday, 02 March 2015 03:56 PM

    How many times was this law enacted?

    lkboy Monday, 02 March 2015 04:01 PM

    This is a mad decision. Risking the safety of cyclists.

    Bernard Clayton Monday, 02 March 2015 04:51 PM

    What about the burka that covers the whole face? If you go by the same logic that should be banned too.

    Kumara Monday, 02 March 2015 05:23 PM

    Ban motorcycles too.because of most culprits use motorcycles for robberies.

    LL Monday, 02 March 2015 05:36 PM

    Safety comes first! Bunch of morons in our law enforcement department!

    papa ayya Tuesday, 03 March 2015 04:49 AM

    How stupid is this country !!!!!!

    Vale Pseudo Monday, 02 March 2015 07:23 PM

    Very soon trousers will be banned as crimes and murders have been committed by persons in that garb,

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:22 AM

    The competency, education levels and professionalism of Sri Lanka Police force is seen in this decision. It is clear that they do not have the ability to collect scientific and forensic evidence at a crime scene.

    Mark Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:41 AM

    LoL! the culprits will anyway use fullface helmets at action time coz they wont want to show them selfs! how stupid.

    dolly Monday, 02 March 2015 02:01 PM

    again? god

    JAM Farook Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:59 AM

    The implementation not fear as long as yahplanaya remain hardly earning the person Rs 1000/= please my reques this is the best way, those who ever interested using full face helmet let him register his name/ID, fleet

    ranga Monday, 02 March 2015 02:20 PM

    Can anyone guess who is the biggest importer of all kinds of helmets?

    raaj Monday, 02 March 2015 02:31 PM

    have to banned black colour helmet glass too..

    rastha Monday, 02 March 2015 02:32 PM

    Typical Sri lankan rules

    db007 Tuesday, 03 March 2015 04:29 PM

    Underwear should also be banned because there are several incidents where criminals have seen to be wearing underwear.

    nihal Monday, 02 March 2015 03:15 PM

    This is not a wise decision. Full face is to protect the rider. There are methods to mitigate the culprit. Just because of few incidents many are on risk of their lives. Full face helmet riders should not be allowed to enter any premises keeping them at a distance.Tomorrow if some one covers them self with a perda and involve him or her self in an illegal act is the authority going to ban the perda costume.Banning Full face is just a temporary solution. We should use better techniques to get the culprits. Not to come up with kinder garden thinking s.

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