President Maithripala Sirisena’s office cited concerns over identification and national security in the wake of the deadly bombings.
One far-right Dutch politician said the next step is to "close all the mosques in the Netherlands."
Denmark's justice minister claimed veils like the niqab are "disrespectful."
A number of European countries are planning similar bans as far-right parties gain support.
Even though most Muslim women in the country don't wear niqabs or burqas.
It is equally oppressive for the one government to require all women to cover their faces in public as it is for another to require that we don't.