By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe
Ministry of Public Administration has made it compulsory for all female employees, who work in government institutions, to wear a sari or an Osari while male employees would have to wear a shirt and trouser or national dress.
It said in its circular to ministry secretaries, provincial chief secretaries and department heads to make sure that the provisions of circular 2121/1 issued on April 29, 2019 and 2123/4 issued on May 13, 2019 should be strictly adhered to. The circular has also given guidelines for the dress code for officials and clients adding that the clients who enter government officers for services should wear a dress which allows for clear recognition.
It said the employees who were provided with uniforms should wear the uniforms provided to them while on duty.
Provisions of circular 2121/1 issued on April 29, 2019 and 2123/4 issued on May 13, 2019 should be strictly adhered to