Schoolchildren display three-mile-long Sari

21 September 2017 04:24 pm - 33     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


More than 250 students of Alwathugoda Sarath Ekanayake Primary School lined up along the Gannoruwa–Kandy road today to display a three-mile long bridal Sari worked by a beautician who claims it to be the world’s longest Sari. She is hopeful of setting a Guinness world record for her work.

Several other students posed as flower girls in the event held in the form of a wedding.

The display held under the patronage of Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake created heavy traffic congestion compelling the police to deploy a contingent under SSP N.M. Sisira Kumara to control the traffic.

The display was organised by a beautician couple in Alwathugoda. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

Pix by Chamil Rupasinghe

  Comments - 33

  • Sri lanka Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:29 PM

    what a waste of money and time for others....... At least could have hosted a real wedding , so many people are struggling to have a wedding...

    huna Friday, 22 September 2017 08:47 AM

    And they shutdown a main road for such idiotic fantasies. Use school children during schooling hours. ONLY IN SRI LANKA !!!!Way to go people !!

    Vajira Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:31 PM

    Sarath Ekanatake should be more responsible for participating primary school children to this kind of events. via DM Android App

    marmaduke Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:42 PM

    How stupid ! Jobless, aimless, useless!!? Can't they put their time and money to better use?

    Asiff Hussein Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:44 PM

    Absolutely dumb. Reminds me of those Gulf Arab idiots building the most expensive toilets or those stupid Indians putting up a statue for Patel worth several million crores. Dumb and Dumber!

    Nirmal Mendis Friday, 22 September 2017 05:02 AM

    School children should not be taken to roads for this type of things. Chief Minister is giving a bad example.

    dulani Friday, 22 September 2017 06:23 AM

    little unusual in Sri Lanka.But if its in India its a common thing to go behind guinness records.may be it disturbed life of many because of traffic.but people should try new things.obviously the students who helped to process learnt new things on a how guinness record is evaluated.great work ..good luck !

    Bhav Friday, 22 September 2017 09:43 AM

    Hello!Don't encourage these kind of stupid activities. People who tried this activity can not be blamed, but the officials who gave permission have to be queried. Would think that any innovative idea here to learn by students??. students are more advance now...please

    MP Friday, 22 September 2017 06:50 AM

    Seems to be not having any worthwhile work to do.

    Bugsbunny Friday, 22 September 2017 07:05 AM

    Real Moda Choon using scholl children as well .. Creating real traffic jam and havoc in the city .. They should have done it somewhere else like in the botanical gardens etc.. without making a hazzle to the people .. Anyway crazy Sri Lanka ...

    Saraa Goyya Friday, 22 September 2017 07:42 AM

    What an idiotic POMPOSITY? Chief Minister has nothing else to show the upcountry people. I feel sorry for the school children.

    malij Friday, 22 September 2017 08:19 AM

    This is appalling. @ the expense of school children during school hours! Is this the type of education, and values we give our children? Absolute misuse of position, power, and this is the type of politicians we have elected for the high offices to rule the country. Stop this rot. Is it possible to file a case against the culprit/s?

    Mohamed Hisham Friday, 22 September 2017 08:30 AM

    Didn't these politicians have any fruitful thing to do? This bridal beautician thing is big business now where yakaas are transformed into angels, and public money is wasted for these politicians entertainment. !

    ram Friday, 22 September 2017 08:32 AM

    Stupid idea.Is it a wedding dress, a dress mean wearable by a person and not a carrying cloth by others

    Sanje Friday, 22 September 2017 08:36 AM

    Hon. Minister. Akila Viraj, is a very unbiased personality. He should take stern action against even with dumb Sarath Ekanayake and the Principal for using school children .. These poor kids (in the hot sun) cannot be used for these nonsensical acts. I am sure they have not taken permission from the Education Ministry.... very disappointing..

    malij Friday, 22 September 2017 01:20 PM

    This school is coming under the purview of Central Provincial Council Education ministry.

    Sunil-Rajagiriya Friday, 22 September 2017 08:53 AM

    This is insane. So low mentality. Can't imagine the CM giving his patronage. How can we progress as a country with these type of politicians? Utter waste of money and resources. When do we wake up from this long slumber! C'mon guys....please.....

    Bhav Friday, 22 September 2017 08:57 AM

    This is not a World's longest saree, but long piece of cloth. Waste of time and money, and officials organized primary school children to this kind of stupid activities need to be queried.

    Sara Friday, 22 September 2017 09:00 AM

    Sarath E is completely jobless. Niluka E should take action against this idiot of a CM.

    gamini Friday, 22 September 2017 09:08 AM

    how silly to inconvenience the public for this stupid act and for the CM to be participating in this.Shame on you politicos to encourage this kind of nonsense

    Ryan Friday, 22 September 2017 09:09 AM

    Madness gone to its most extreme end.

    Scooby Doo Friday, 22 September 2017 09:47 AM

    I never expected this from CM. How foolish you are? Now a Hollywood actress will say ``Wooooooow`` and the whole Sri Lanka will start crying for throwing bad comments on this.

    willowsd Friday, 22 September 2017 09:49 AM

    What and Idiotic act, feel really sorry about the school children, wonder they were given some refreshments?

    IK Friday, 22 September 2017 09:59 AM

    Even Buddhist Priests have participated.

    sunil Friday, 22 September 2017 01:06 PM

    symbol of stupidity. Any stupid avtivity you can be sure of the presence of this tribe.

    7 thunders Friday, 22 September 2017 10:11 AM

    What an avalanche of stupidity displayed by the educated, and religious adults. I am proud to be a member of a new species that is developing in this nation... Mad-Sapiens.This should result in a failed attempt. I feel really very sorry for the kids and their lunatic parents and teachers.

    galleguy Friday, 22 September 2017 10:18 AM


    Asoka Friday, 22 September 2017 12:52 PM

    This chief minister should be laminated...

    derrick Friday, 22 September 2017 01:57 PM

    These are the stupid politicians in Sri Lanka displaying theirstupidity in public.

    Thiwanka Friday, 22 September 2017 02:26 PM

    This shows our stupidity.

    GBDaya Friday, 22 September 2017 10:13 PM

    Chief Minister has no something better to do for the welfare of masses, Valuable study time of school children wasted on the road. Shame on you Mr. Minister.

    Samitha Saturday, 23 September 2017 12:13 PM

    Why Involving Innocent School Children ? What A Crime . Minister of Education has to take firm action to protect school Children getting involve from these kind of stupid Activities.

    Ben Wednesday, 27 September 2017 07:42 PM

    Could have avoided all the problems , If you got all the gustes to hang on to the Sari pota.

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