Random checks on face-covered motorcyclists

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A random check on motorists wearing face-covered helmets would be carried out throughout the day, Police said.  

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said this decision was taken in the wake of several day-time robberies by armed gangsters wearing face-covered helmets.

“The helmets have still not been banned from use but we are taking precautions,” he said. “They will be frisked for weapons and questioned.”

SSP Rohana asked the people to be patient and put up with the new measure being adopted for their safety.

Several of the bank robberies that were carried out this year were carried out by gangsters wearing face-covered helmets.

“Several of the armed robbers, despite wearing face-covered helmets, were caught and produced in court. Some of them were identified with the help of CCTV cameras,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • SUNY j fm Melbourne Sunday, 27 April 2014 11:04 PM

    Why can the government ban full face helmets for a shorter period.

    irvin br Monday, 28 April 2014 11:54 AM

    Random checking is ok but make a banne for wearing full face not a solution for roberies. via DM Android App

    sss Sunday, 27 April 2014 01:46 PM

    How about SUVs with tinted glass. Most with ill gotten or peoples money hiding from the public

    Vernon Monday, 28 April 2014 07:03 AM

    Even a 100 cc bike can go at 100 km/h. It is the speed that is killing and not the cc size of a mbike.

    Sammy Monday, 28 April 2014 07:06 AM

    How about those who wear the hijab and burqa?

    lkboy Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:49 AM

    What about robbers wearing handkerchiefs around face? ban them also?

    ANTON Sunday, 27 April 2014 02:28 PM

    YES , SRILANKAN LAWS ARE BASED ON SIMPLE CONCEPT

    " CIGARETTE ATHA..... GINDARA NATHA "

    radnaxela Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:02 PM

    Check them at every possible place. Then they will stop wearing them.

    asoka Sunday, 27 April 2014 03:18 PM

    Full face helmets are to give a maximum protection to a motorcyclist.But regarding bank andother shops roberries. There must be a law that no one is allowed to enter with any helmets or even sunglasses. That is the way in other countries face these kindbof problems. And salute to the security guard who act promptly. There mUst be picture signs and also wrtten placards out side the building. Security guards shoud not open doors if the person not obey and
    Must be ready to such attack if person still force to enter.

    Bleeding Father Monday, 28 April 2014 03:28 AM

    Good move, yet I wonder how are the authorities or CCTV camera's going to pinpoint the culprits when they carry out random checks on the road. If a motorcyclist has a mug face is going to be taken in for match making?

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 28 April 2014 03:33 AM

    Less than 40KM Speed no need helmet.
    All m bikes under 100CC no need helmet

    Kossa Sunday, 27 April 2014 08:57 PM

    This is not going to work. Random posting of STF/Commandos at vulnerable locations will keep the perpetrators guessing. If they are posted in civvies they must not get involved in routine Police duties. They must be as discreet as possible. Message will get around. via DM iPad app

    Public Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:15 PM

    Make a rule wearing Helmet as not essential.


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