Protest against ban on full face helmets

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A large number of motorcyclists gathered at the Galle Face Green in Colombo this morning to protest against the decision to ban full face helmets. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja











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  • anton Monday, 30 March 2015 11:17 AM

    good idea. it should be worn only when riding and not any other time specially when entering any premises other than his own house.

    Cheers Monday, 30 March 2015 12:40 AM

    Yes safety is a basic issue and a human right but killing and robbery wearing full face helmets are a violation of human rights of the innocent

    public Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:04 PM

    for once a reasonable protest.

    ishanga Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:21 PM

    shotted ? :D

    irshad issak Monday, 30 March 2015 03:21 AM

    I think the law must be that full face helmet can only wear if riding on the road and not while walking or other times.

    daya weerasinghe Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:39 PM

    So is "niqab"....a threat tosecurity..!!!

    IL.RUSTHULBARRY Sunday, 29 March 2015 04:51 PM

    Safety is first.Terrorism is over,only one or two incidents are happening in a month, so this not a reasonable one.

    Paddy Sunday, 29 March 2015 05:24 PM

    Keeping safe our money in a back is our right. Implement a law not to enter back wearing any kind of head cover.

    niyamai Monday, 30 March 2015 05:12 AM

    So mate didnt you know before this government the previous govt did something for this freedom!!! Ah yes guess we fools have forgotten

    Dushmantha Monday, 30 March 2015 09:34 AM

    Smart move! There are more than 1 million motorcyclists throughout the country. Why put their lives in jeopardy for the sake of inefficiency in Sri Lanka Police? Dear Government, please take actions to maximize human safety, not to minimize it and violate human rights or else

    Bandu Sunday, 29 March 2015 05:48 PM

    What about sunglasses?

    De Mello Monday, 30 March 2015 09:36 AM

    Reasonable protest, I think the security should be given permission to shoot anyone entering any bank or institution with face covered in the first place...

    Bandu Sunday, 29 March 2015 05:50 PM

    What about sunglasses and beards?

    eranda gayan Monday, 30 March 2015 12:36 PM

    please sole this problem,

    Paddy Monday, 30 March 2015 12:53 PM

    sorry for the typo error. It should be "bank and not back"

    Prometheus Sunday, 29 March 2015 09:46 PM

    by that logic, even people wearing medical masks due to allergies or illness will have to expose themselves or stay at home.

    Harsha Monday, 30 March 2015 06:41 PM

    Then what about traditional "Wes Moonu", no wes moonu for vesak and no thovil dancing either...

    OMG Monday, 30 March 2015 01:51 PM

    Previous government would have shot down a few protesters.

    Minister Monday, 30 March 2015 01:53 PM

    Where are the water cannon and tear gas to attack protesters?

    Rajeev Sunday, 29 March 2015 02:41 PM

    This is a very good move, people raise their voice against injustice. And thanks for new government, now we have freedom to protest without getting shotted.

    Push Monday, 30 March 2015 12:07 AM

    Authorities should be able to find the appropriate solutions to their problems without unnecesarily inconveniencing the public.

    Don Don Sunday, 29 March 2015 02:58 PM

    Any format of overing face and hiding the identity is a threat to security.Please ban burqa too.


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