Controversial ‘laptop dance’ removed

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Authorities have scrapped the contorversial “laptop dance” by school girls during the main Independence Day parade in Colombo today, after the unconventional item attracted ridicule on social media, economynext reported

Unlike the erotic art of lap dance, the 21st century Sri Lankan version was performed by students dressed in black leggings, yellow skirts and black short-sleeved jackets to symbolize the computers given by the education department.

They were to rhythmically punch the air with notebook computer replicas made of wood and painted black and yellow to match their highly modest costumes.

The troupe was seen rehearsing on Saturday without the “laptops” and their teacher said they had orders to drop the props, but keep only the dance routine.

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  • Tax Payer Sunday, 04 February 2018 06:48 AM

    Good that it was pulled out.

    Sunil Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:00 AM

    Reminds me of the "sari pota" that was staged a few months ago. Are idiots managing the ministry of education?

    Sripali Sunday, 04 February 2018 02:49 PM

    Today most of senior officers in the Govt service can't take proper decision because they don't have a backbone. Whatever minister wants to do they are ready to say YES.

    Ceylon Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:10 AM

    Whats wrong there??.nothing wrong.it shows the internet era with art work.remove it,is the rediculous.

    Kumar Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:17 AM

    The ridicule on the social media of the "lap top dance" has nothing to do with the dance itself,on a subliminal level people find it unacceptable anything originating from the third world. Had the dance been Of western origin ,the idiotic social media would have hailed the dance as great and the Sri Lankan schools would have copied it with enthusiasm.The organisers shouldn't have scrapped the dance.

    Param Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:59 AM

    Kumar,brilliant explanation. But our country is full of cricket loving simple minds that can't think deep enough.

    Countryman Sunday, 04 February 2018 09:17 AM

    You look at as a typical politicians - no vision apart from what you have got used to!

    das Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:28 AM

    thank goodness. This would have made us the laughing stock the world over

    Yehiya Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:29 AM

    People like it. Please consider.

    ANTON Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:34 AM

    THIS IS TOTALLY POLITICAL CELEBRATION, SCHOOL CHILDREN , VERY SPECIALLY GIRLS, SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS, .....PLEASE LEAVE THEM ALONE

    rajitha7 Sunday, 04 February 2018 07:49 AM

    I think if you want to convey Sri Lankan aptitude with IT then dancing with laptops is quite sad when there are better ways to show you are smart.

    sss Sunday, 04 February 2018 08:39 AM

    controversial? let us say idiotic

    GH Sunday, 04 February 2018 09:01 AM

    Ranil Theory.

    Gayan Sunday, 04 February 2018 09:07 AM

    It was part of winning the international community.

    SL Sunday, 04 February 2018 12:35 PM

    As I see the proposed dance was purely a cheap political gimmick due to the upcoming elections... in the eyes of the international community, showcasing technology developed almost 2 decades ago reflects how far we are behind the rest of the world!

    Lal Sunday, 04 February 2018 03:11 PM

    What about a tab dance ?

    concern Sunday, 04 February 2018 10:37 PM

    The laptop dance would have been more appropriate if all the ministers performed just because the elections !

    LAP TOP DANCE Monday, 05 February 2018 07:34 AM

    Some politico's would have liked it without the "TOP" - that is only "LAP ... DANCE" - of course - that at secrelarial level !

    TOP Monday, 05 February 2018 02:57 PM

    WHY NOT THE TOP - IF IT IS WELL ENDOWED

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 05 February 2018 12:02 PM

    It is extremely silly to personify laptops and IT in this way, but then we are a country who made a fool of ourselves in the UN.


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