Sri Lanka Muslims – level 2

19-03-2021 07:00

The Sri Lankan government will ban wearing burqas, and it will close some Islamic schools.

Children in Sri Lanka must go to school from the age of 5 and they must study until the age of 16. Schools must keep some rules, but many Islamic schools do not do this, and the government decided to close more than a thousand of them.

In the past, women in Sri Lanka did not wear burqas. Recently, some of them started, and the government thought that it was dangerous for the country.

Last year, the government decided to cremate people who died from COVID-19. Muslims were not happy because it was not usual for them to cremate dead people. This year, the government changed the rule, but there are some new strict rules for Muslims in Sri Lanka.

Difficult words: burqa (a piece of clothing that covers the face and body, and some Muslim women wear it), Islamic (something that is connected with the Muslim religion of Islam), cremate (to burn the body of somebody who dies).

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