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Burqa ban has been imposed in Sri Lanka in March 2020.

The Hindu states that there was a proposal in February 2020 by the parliamentary committee but no such ban was issued by the Sri-Lankan government.

The Hindu states that there was a proposal in February 2020 by the parliamentary committee but no such ban was issued by the Sri-Lankan government.The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka issued on 13 May 2019, states about the temporary ban issued in 2019. It stated that no person shall wear in any public place, any garment, clothing or other material concealing the full face which will in any manner cause any hindrance to the identification of such person. (Ref. page no: 2)

A news article published by The Hindu and Times Now News state that there was a proposal in February 2020 by Sri Lankan parliamentary committee on the National Security Council had an immediate ban on the burqa and suspending the registration of political parties on an ethnic and religious basis.

Therefore, it is proved that the Sri Lankan government has not issued a burqa ban in 2020 but the information about the previously implemented ban is resurfaced on social media with a misleading context.

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