Bodu Bala Sena has launched an online campaign against Burqa and Niqab. “Ban of face covering cloths”, the BBS CEO Dilanthe Withanage posted in his Facebook. He also posted the official web link of the Government of Netherlands decision to ban clothing that covers the face, which says; “The government has reaffirmed the decision to introduce a general ban on wearing clothing that covers the face in public. It believes that people need to be able to look each other in the eye and interact with recognisable faces. Open communication is vital in public places. Wearing clothing that covers the face is not appropriate in an open society like the Netherlands, where participation in social intercourse is crucial.”
Meanwhile an online petition also launched urging Secretary to the Ministry of Defence to ban the Burqa and Niqab in Sri Lanka. The petitioners says;
The Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksha: Ban the Burqa and Niqab in Sri Lanka
We believe that the government should Ban the Burka.
It’s a threat to national security
This is still officially a buddhist country and it should not go out of its way to appease foreign ideologies. This isn’t even just a religious symbol, considering some islamic countries have bans
It is a symbol of oppression of women in foreign countries
We call on the government to Ban the Burka immediately.