New dress code for pregnant teachers

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The Education Ministry has introduced a special dress code for expectant teachers from today based on a decision taken by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

“Pregnant teachers wore the traditional saree to school even during advanced stages of pregnancy and this will be very uncomfortable and not suitable in such situations,” the minister said.

Doctors had informed the minister about the need to provide a convenient dress code for pregnant teachers and this resulted in the minister directing the relevant authorities to introduce a comfortable dress code during pregnancy.

The inaugural programme countrywide will be held tomorrow under the patronage of the Education Minister.

The Education Ministry said there were 236,000 teachers in Sri Lanka with a majority of them being female and 10,000 teachers apply for maternity leave annually. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 22

  • Ceylon Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:36 AM

    Good decision.extend it to all teachers with convinient dress come such as long scirt etc.saree is mist inconvinient dress and teachers wear it over 10 hours,its torture.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:37 AM

    Seriously, why don't you also smell their underwear and make changes to that too.... does this fellow have nothing important to do... seriously!!!!

    Karu Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:31 AM

    Only buffaloes can think this way.Be polite in even matters you don't agree

    mahatha Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:22 PM

    Their underwear is golden and a golden opportunity to smell than your smelling underwear,,,,,,

    Sixty nine Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:56 PM

    Education Minister must keep to his duties - If he is using his "talents" to design maternity wear - I suppose he will kneel to underwear as well (both in the top and bottom regions) .

    Dayawathie Friday, 25 May 2018 10:52 AM

    Buffaloa. Your comment shows what a low life person you are.

    Scirocco TS Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:47 AM

    Good decision.

    BSP Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:53 AM

    "The inaugural programme countrywide will be held tomorrow under the patronage of the Education Minister." Our politicians try to get involved in everything. Pres and PM also should be there!

    PERERA Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:23 PM

    will there be a plaque with his name on it. all politicians like that. MR was crazy about that. plaques everywhere

    Ceylon Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:00 PM

    Definitely must invite sirisena.most suitable dress for him is saree.give teachers frocks and scurts and give teachers sarees to sirisena.

    Piyumi Fernando Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:28 AM

    Is this a burning issue in the education field? How about providing toilets, drinking water, new buildings and stationery to the needy schools?

    Ceylon Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:02 PM

    Ask from saree wearing teachers,they tell you the owen they live during the day wearing saree.this is burning issue for them.

    kondha Friday, 25 May 2018 12:57 PM

    All governments have free time for these useless matters. Like MR made bus conductors wear a uniform when we had so many other problems

    Chari Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:34 AM

    Government must give them a decent dress. So much is spent on why not.

    Seelawathie Amarasinghe [Teacher] Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:26 PM

    Yes the Education Minister will approve for Mini or Middy frocks to them.

    Mrs. Leelawathie de Silva (primary teacher) Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:28 PM

    Other than Saree, what is the decent dress Chari? Are you crazy like our education minister.

    Manel Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:38 AM

    Can the minister specify from which month of the pregnancy should they wear this and how much the wearer is paid by the ministry to get the 'maternity' dress stitched. Further how much will this dress contribute to the betterment of education in general.

    buddhiks Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:47 AM

    This is good, But this is not the biggest problem we have in our education system. Minister still to not understand our problem, still sleep walking.

    G.G. P. Samarakoon [ex-principal] Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:23 PM

    Some schools don't have proper toilet facilities yet. How about that Mr. Minister?

    Lion M.P. Samarasinghe Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:24 PM

    Minister, let them wear Pajama and come to school. Ha..ha..ha..

    Ceylon Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:09 PM

    Best dress code for teachers are the dress they like to wear.allow them free choice for their dress.only restriction must be decent dress.wemens dress also using to violate wemens rights in lanka.cancell these garbage rules.

    DOT Friday, 25 May 2018 04:29 AM

    i worked as a teacher up to the last month of my pregnancy ..and was dressed in a sari ..way back in the 60s ..and so did many others ..I just took in stride and worked on fuss .so did our teachers before us ..The Sari just covered and gave protection was our belief ..

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