Motorcyclists to protest against latest gazette

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The Ceylon Motorcyclists Association (CMA) today said they would organize a major protest rally at the Galle face green on Sunday against the gazette issued making it compulsory for motorbike riders and pillion riders to wear protective helmets which do not conceal any part of the wearer's face.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, CMA Secretary Chirantha Amarasinghe said around 5,000 motorcyclists are expected to attend the rally.

“Facebook fans and members of other bike clubs have also confirmed their participation,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


  Comments - 16

  • Henry Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:13 PM

    Guess the existing helmets should be allowed for the safety of riders, but they should be worn only while riding and must remove once they are off the mo-bike.

    Ghost Rider Saturday, 04 March 2017 07:56 PM

    Well if this gazette is banning motorcyclists not to wear full face helmetsmight as well ask drivers not to wear seatbelts. Just because the countrys police and detectives are incompetent it doesnt mean you should risk anyones safety including reckless riders who do not value their lives. via DM Android App

    seqi Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:10 PM

    full-face helmets save more lives than people are robbed...... via DM Android App

    save Saturday, 04 March 2017 06:48 AM

    99% of Motorbike riders are headless. So they do not any protection.What a barbaric and uncivilized country?

    Kadiya Saturday, 04 March 2017 07:09 AM

    The authorities should never give into these imbeciles. If they are against this law it is because they intend rob and murder in the future with full face helmets!!!

    ANTON Saturday, 04 March 2017 07:14 AM


    Dee Saturday, 04 March 2017 07:24 AM

    My wish for them. 'Go to hell - minus the head'

    stanly Saturday, 04 March 2017 07:59 AM

    Yes,First imports of this type of helmets banned...

    Ishan Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:38 AM

    The helmet without the cover for the chin could cause injuries to the face in an accident. That is why there are full faced helmets are designed. via DM iOS App

    Sambo Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:40 AM

    In this country everyone wants to protest against something. These guys are protesting against their own live. How much stupid you can get. If it's the law then enforce it no, matter what these ding dongs think. Just go ahead and do it.

    Top Cat Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:43 AM

    This is interesting! What happened to their heads!!?

    Dammika Saturday, 04 March 2017 08:55 AM

    Here we go another ORGANISED protest. Govt. this is enough ... step in these are all politically motivated protests to interrupt the progress of govt, cripple the economy and inconvenience the normal poeple

    leslie Saturday, 04 March 2017 10:26 AM

    tinted glass for cars was banned by police so then why full face helmet can,t be banned? if a car driver's face supposed to be clearly seen why not it is applicable to full face helmet riders?Both situations are similar.It is not questionable if a car driver drives a car wearing a helmet in order to commit an illegal action

    Sincere Saturday, 04 March 2017 12:01 PM

    Why not they take away their motor cycles from roads during this protest just like bus owners do?

    ralahamy Saturday, 04 March 2017 12:05 PM

    Do these Motors cyclists have an ulterior motive for going full face cover?

    Don Saturday, 04 March 2017 02:06 PM

    Helmets protects the more it covers the more it protects. If a security issue exists its upto businesses and government institutions to insist theyre not worn inside premises. Can you compare this rule to women wearing the niquab via DM Android App

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