Sri Lanka Muslims – level 1

19-03-2021 07:00

Around 10% of people in Sri Lanka are Muslims. Some Muslim women wear burqas. A burqa covers the face and body. More women in Sri Lanka start to wear burqas. It is a problem for the government. The government bans burqas.

All children between 5 and 16 years must go to school there. Some schools in Sri Lanka do not keep the government´s rules. They are schools for Muslims. The government wants to close more than 1,000 schools for Muslims.

Last year, the government makes a new rule. People who die from COVID-19 must have cremation. It is a problem for Muslims. They do not usually do it. Some countries are not happy with this rule. The Sri Lanka government changes it again.

Difficult words: Muslim (a person who follows the religion of Islam), ban (to officially say that something is not possible), cremation (when somebody dies and people burn his body).

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