Uncertainty over ban on face-covered helmets

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Public Order Minister John Amaratunga said today he was unaware about the move to re-impose the ban on face-covered helmets from April 2.

He said he should have been consulted before deciding on the ban as it was he who lifted the ban which was to have come into effect from March 21.

He said the approval from the subject minister should be obtained when taking such a decision but it was not done in this instance.

“As I am the subject Minister the Police Media Spokesman should have informed me before addressing the media,” the minister said.

He said he would call for an explaination regarding the matter.

Police imposed a ban on wearing such helmets on March 2 following recent robberies and killings committed by motorcyclists wearing face-covered helmets.

However, the ban was temporarily lifted on March 9 on a directive made by Minister Amaratunge. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • gobbaya Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:05 AM

    is this guy importing such helmets or just plain senile.... via DM Android App

    Ranjitdea Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:09 AM

    I think it is time for you to leave, it will be your biggest service to the nation

    Farook Thursday, 26 March 2015 05:00 AM

    Like everything else now, the government does not what the left hand is doing and vice versa!.

    aroshaperera Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:53 PM

    Are you kidding. John Amaratunga is the only sane person here. This is a stupid ban.

    ravi Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:26 AM

    This is a bad sign. The government should be United at least in public. via DM Android App

    hiran Gunawardena Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:23 PM

    you dont need to cover your face from that no confidence motion now. Cos ypu beg to Wimal so he pardon you. via DM Android App

    hiran Gunawardena Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:23 PM

    Public Order Minister that hilarious. via DM Android App

    Dilanr Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:40 AM

    people like you should retire let the next generation take over. via DM Android App

    Pewds Thursday, 26 March 2015 02:07 PM

    Well that just about sums up the current political system we have!


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