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Female public servants - Can wear saree, ’osariya’ or other decent dress

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The Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces.

In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attack, the Public Administration Ministry issued a circular stipulating the saree or the 'osariya' as the dress for female workers. However, the dress code came to be highly criticised even from government sources calling it a violation of the workers' human rights. There were complaints that some Muslim women who wore their Abaya with face veils were subjected to harassment at some work places.

Meanwhile, Public Administration Ministry Secretary J.J. Ratnasiri was even questioned by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) with the Cabinet now deciding to amend the new circular allowing female workers to wear the saree, 'osariya' or any other decent dress without covering faces. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Dulan de Silva Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:18 AM

    Only good news for today but should it be so vague why not be more clear.

    Dresser Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:27 AM

    Do they wear indecent dresses?

    Dee Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:59 AM

    Navel revealing saree is decent? My foot!

    Patriot Wednesday, 26 June 2019 09:14 AM

    Saree, Osariya or other! Then do Saree and Osariya matter? It's anything know. Just say "any decent". So what's decent then? Who decide that? This is called fooling the fools.

    ANTON Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:24 AM

    YAHAPAALAN FASHION, JUST KICKED OFF.

    Ranjan JJ Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:32 PM

    How you define decent? What a joke this is... is there no one our government service has brains? No wonder why people are leaving this county!


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