Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today said that as long as the mother’s attire is appropriate, she can enter into the school when dropping off or picking up her children.
He said the Ministry had already issued a circular informing Zonal Education Directors and Principals in this regard.
He said the decision was made after considering the requests received by mothers who are bringing in their children on their way to work. Most of the parents visit schools for parent-teacher meetings from their places of work, he said.
“There were reports that many mothers had to leave their children at the school gates because of their attire. Parents usually drop off their children on their way to work and most of the women no longer wear sarees to work. Parents can’t leave their children at gates. Therefore, any mother who brings in her children wearing appropriate attire can enter the school,” the minister told addressing an event held in Vijayaba National School in Mahawa. (Sajeewa Kottegoda)
I once got drunk and proposed to a girl with a fork. My thinking was a ring is made out of sliver. The fork was made out of sliver (yeah it was a fancy fork). She can melt the fork and make a ring out of it. Even my drunk brain which came up with that great plan can’t imagine of making a statement as stupid as the minister of Education.
Top Hat Saturday, 24 September 2016 09:19 AM
The important question is what is the appropriate attire!?
Banda Sunday, 25 September 2016 09:40 AM
Who are we to decide on their dress.
TONY Saturday, 24 September 2016 09:22 AM
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GET OUR LADIES TO DRESS MODESTLY. NOWADAYS THEY SIMPLY FOLLOW SOME "FASHION" THAT IS NOT ACCORDING TO SRI LANKA CULTURE AND THEY INVITE TROUBLE
Unchikun Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:10 AM
What is culture? Culture evolves with time. We change.
dham Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:27 AM
Appropriate atair is only covered 30% of the body. via DM Android App
dot Saturday, 24 September 2016 11:20 AM
it is good to see the freedom to choose. but it is sad that very little ladies wearing sarees in the society.
janaka.perera Saturday, 24 September 2016 12:49 PM
This is very good decision and good for every mothers who working.
Sri Lankan Monday, 26 September 2016 08:53 AM
Or at least define inappropriate attire.
karu Saturday, 24 September 2016 01:02 PM
Do we need a minister for this.
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