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The recently announced ban on full-face helmets due to a series of armed robberies had temporarily been lifted on a directive made by Minister of Public Order John Amaratunga amidst another motorcycle heist reported from Athurugiriya a short while ago.

Minister Amaratunga speaking to the Daily Mirror said a number of requests from the public led to the temporary lift on the ban.

“As a Parliamentarian representing the public we should always listen to their woes and the ban was lifted as a result.

“However, the decision to impose the law will be reconsidered in the future, concerning the on going crime pattern committed wearing full-face helmets,” the Minister said.

The Minister had ordered IGP N. K. Illangakoon to lift the ban on full-face helmets, which was to come into effect from March 21.

Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana at a media briefing held last week announced that the full-face helmets would be implemented from March 21 following a series of armed robberies carried out at leading banks and financial institutes.

Meanwhile, a sum of Rs.140, 000 being transported from a financial institute in Athurugirya was robbed at gun point by two motorcyclists this evening, the Police said.

Meanwhile, a bus owner who was about to get married tomorrow in Hikkaduwa was gunned down in broad daylight this morning by two armed men with full-face helmets. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana and Sanath Desmond)
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  • moodayoo Monday, 09 March 2015 06:39 PM

    typical SL mentality.. no vision, no direction..

    Bala Monday, 09 March 2015 06:43 PM

    So if some men wearing hijab like women, rob a bank and get away, will you ban hijab dress in public ??

    safras Monday, 09 March 2015 06:44 PM

    Dear beloved president.could you kindly eradicate the Gun culture and Road Accidents within your executive power.Innocent people are being killed day in day out. families losing their loved ones without a reason.I am honestly heartbroken and sickening to hear every time we read news that lives has been lost due to mainly above two reason.How dare someone can take our valuable life and separate us from loved ones.

    faito Monday, 09 March 2015 06:46 PM

    give some number

    ANTON Monday, 09 March 2015 06:47 PM

    NOW OUR LAW IS LIKE A BULLOCK CART, PULLED BY SEVERAL OXEN TO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS WITHOUT BEING CONTROLLED BY A SKILLED DRIVER.

    Patriot Monday, 09 March 2015 07:09 PM

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