The Ceylon Motorcyclists Association (CMA) is staging a protest at Galle Face against the ban on full face helmets.
There is heavy traffic congestion on Galle Road at the Galle Face Roundabout due to the protest.
A Gazette notification was issued on 23rd February stating that all helmets worn by motorcyclists must be in line with the new guidelines -
“The helmet must properly and securely fit the wearer’s head, have a chin strap and clear visor that does not obstruct the rider’s peripheral vision or obscure his or her face. The helmet must also not have any sharp edges or points, and must be 90% a single color. Furthermore, it must be easily visible.”