According to the agency, the stands on the popular Habaraduwa beach, which depicted two women in bikinis crossed out with a red cross, were installed by the police on October 16 in the absence of the necessary permits. In addition, the department considered such a “dress code” unnecessary and illegal.
SLTDA is concerned about the notice displayed by the Community Police Unit in Habaraduwa. “Dress code policing” is unneeded and unwarranted for tourists enjoying the scenic beaches of Sri Lanka. SLTDA has taken this up with all relevant authorities. We expect to see progress soon pic.twitter.com/snTs9UFiNI
— Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (@sltda_srilanka) October 17, 2018
However, when visiting various temples and religious monuments, tourists shouldwear more closed clothes.